Condoms are the most popular contraceptive to prevent pregnancy and the spread of STDs. A condom is a latex sheath that is rolled over the penis. The condom should fit snugly to prevent it from sliding off during intercourse. There are special condoms available without latex for people who are allergic to latex.
A condom prevents pregnancy by collecting the sperm in the condom. It also protects against STDs, because there is no direct contact between the genitals.
Oil-based lubricants should not be used in combination with condoms. Some creams, ointments and suppositories can also impact their effectiveness. This means the condom user is less well protected. Should the condom rip or come off during use, we recommend that you contact your GP.
To discreetly order various kinds of lubricants, Durex condoms or female condoms, please see below.