So, why do condoms break? Before we go any further, we want to state that condoms are a very reliable form of protection and possible breakage has hardly any correlation with the product quality. The good news is the power is in your hands. If you learn what contributes to condom breakage, you can prevent most issues. In this article, we look at the most obvious factors to keep in mind when handling your rubbers -- heat, cold, wrong type of or not enough lubricant , opening the wrapper improperly. Keep your eye on the expiration date.
After several weeks of worrying about the broken condom, Resnic got tested for HIV. The test came back positive. The odds of contracting HIV from a single act of unprotected anal sex are extremely low—experts put the risk below 1 in Resnic became obsessed with answering that question: He read everything he could find about condoms at his local public library in Miami. He learned how latex condoms are made by dipping phallic molds into vats of liquid latex, which is peeled off after it dries , and how they are regulated the Food and Drug Administration considers condoms medical devices and dictates how they are manufactured and labeled. He discovered that three publicly traded companies—the makers of LifeStyles, Durex, and Trojan—controlled almost the entire market. And he figured out that, since the introduction of the rolled latex condom in the s, not much about condoms had changed.
These American brands have spent a considerable amount of time literally attached to our bodies and served as the very thing that prevented us from becoming 16 and pregnant, making them feel all-too-familiar. Melissa White, however, believes that such trust and allegiance should come from something more than just familiarity. According to White, many of her customers prefer the products these companies make to their big-brand American counterparts.
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