Is it possible to get pregnant using a condom?

Although it is relatively rare, it is possible to get pregnant using a condom, especially due to the mistakes that are made during its use, such as not taking the air out of the tip of the condom, not checking the validity of the product or opening the package with sharp objects, which end up puncturing the material.

So, to avoid pregnancy, you must put the condom on correctly or associate its use with other contraceptive methods, such as birth control pills, the IUD or the vaginal ring.

Main mistakes when using a condom

The main mistakes when using a condom, which can increase the chances of pregnancy are:

  • Use an expired or old product;
  • Use a condom that has been kept in the wallet for a long time, as excessive heat can damage the material;
  • Not having enough lubrication, drying the material and favoring the break;
  • Use petroleum-based lubricants instead of water, which damage the material;
  • Open the packaging with your teeth or other sharp objects;
  • Unroll the condom before placing it on the penis;
  • Remove and replace the same condom;
  • Put on a condom after having already had unprotected penetration;
  • Do not remove the air that is accumulated at the tip;
  • Use the wrong size condom;
  • Removing the penis from the vagina before it shrinks in size, as this prevents the sperm fluid from leaking into the vagina.

Thus, to ensure its correct use, you must open the packaging with your hands, fitting the condom ring on the head of the penis, holding the tip with your fingers to prevent air from accumulating. Then, the condom should be rolled out to the base of the penis with the other hand, checking at the end if there is air left at the tip where the semen will accumulate.

Check out the step by step in the following video:

Types of condoms

Condoms vary according to length and thickness, in addition to other characteristics such as taste, presence of spermicide and lubricant.

It is important to pay attention at the time of purchase so that the appropriate size is used, as loose or very tight condoms can escape the penis or break, favoring pregnancy or contamination with STDs.

1. Basic

It is the most used and easiest to find, being made of latex and with water-based or silicone lubricants.

2. With flavor

They are condoms with different flavors and aromas, such as strawberries, grapes, mint and chocolate, and are used mainly during oral sex.

3. Female condom

It is thinner and larger than the male, and should be placed inside the vagina, with its ring protecting the entire external region of the vulva. See how to use it here.

4. With spermicidal gel

In addition to the lubricant, a gel that kills sperm is also added to the material, increasing the effect of preventing pregnancy.

5. Latexfree or antiallergic

Since some people are allergic to latex, there are also latex condoms free, which are made of polyurethane, which avoids allergic reactions, pain and discomfort caused by conventional material.

6. Extra thin

They are thinner than the conventional ones and are tighter on the penis, being used to promote sensitivity during intimate intercourse.

7. With retardant gel

In addition to the lubricant, it is added to the material a gel which reduces the sensitivity of the penis, prolonging the time required for the man reaching orgasm and ejaculating. This type of condom can be indicated for men with premature ejaculation, for example.

8. Hot and cold orHot and Ice

They are made with substances that heat and cool according to the movements, increasing the sensation of pleasure in both men and women.

9. Textured

Made with material that has small textures in high relief, increase the pleasure of both men and women, as they increase sensitivity and stimulation in Organs genitals.

10. Glows in the dark

They are made with phosphorescent material, which glows in the dark and encourages the couple to play games during intimate contact.

Watch the following video and see also how it works and how to use the female condom:

Diseases that condoms protect

In addition to preventing unwanted pregnancies, condoms also prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, such as AIDS, syphilis and gonorrhea.

However, if skin lesions are present, the condom may not be enough to avoid contamination of the partner, as it does not always cover all the wounds caused by the disease, and it is important to complete the treatment of the disease before having intimate contact again. .

To prevent pregnancy, see all the contraceptive methods that can be used.