5 condom myths - Play Safe
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Did you know that condoms are the only form of contraception that protects against both STIs and pregnancy? But for some reason, some people choose not to use them when having sex. Let’s breakdown some of the common excuses that we hear when it comes to not using condoms. 

Condoms don’t fit

Condoms come in heaps of different sizes, so if one feels too small try another brand or size until you find the one that feels just right. Also, condoms stretch more than you think, so, someone saying that condoms are ‘too small’ doesn’t really cut it. Don’t believe us? Look it up on TikTok.

Sex doesn’t feel as good with a condom

While it might be true that sex can sometimes feel different with a condom, it doesn’t feel bad (you’re still having sex after all). Especially now that condoms are thinner than ever (meaning that you can feel even more). Get creative and try out ribbed or flavoured condoms.

Condoms are expensive

Good news! Condoms can actually be 100% free. Freedom Condom is a service run by Family Planning Australia to make it easy for young people to get free condoms. Simply head to the website to find your nearest Freedom Condom provider. Aboriginal Medical Services (AMS) can also provide free condoms to people who are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

It’s the ‘guy’s’ responsibility to buy and carry condoms

The only person in control of your sexual health is you. That’s why it’s important for everyone who is sexually active to be comfortable buying and carrying condoms. If you’re nervous, use the self-check out or buy them online.

Condoms are just for penetration

It’s true that condoms should be used for both vaginal and anal penetrative sex but they should also be used for oral sex too.Want to know more about when to use a condom?