Using a condom is a good way of looking after your sexual health. There male and female condoms – when used correctly are 98% effective at preventing pregnancy and most STIs.
Male condoms are the most common type of condoms. They are usually made of latex that stretches to fit over a penis – it has to be put on when the penis is erect. A condom stops sperm from entering the vagina, mouth or anus. to make sure it doesn’t slip off or split during sex.
Female condoms work by fitting loosely inside the vagina and stopping sperm entering the womb.