External Condom

External condoms are one of the most popular forms of birth control out there. They slip over a man’s penis to prevent pregnancy and lower the risk of STIs by keeping his sperm inside the condom and out of your vagina. There are hundreds of shapes and sizes to choose from, with lube and without.

 
 

TYPES OF EXTERNAL CONDOMS

SPERMICIDE

These condoms are lubricated with a chemical that kills sperm. Ok for vaginal intercourse, but not recommended for oral or anal sex.

SPERMICIDE-FREE

Women and men who are sensitive to spermicide can use spermicide-free condoms. Condoms have very few side effects. This type has even less.

LATEX

Elastic fantastic latex can stretch up to 800%. These are the most common condoms. But don’t use them with oil-based lube. They can break or slip off if you do.

NON-LATEX

Allergic to latex? Prefer oil-based lube? Then these are for you. Usually made from polyurethane, other synthetic high tech materials, or natural lambskin.

Real Stories


These videos will give you a sense of some people's personal experiences using this method. They are not meant to be understood as medical facts, and your experience may differ.

Building Healthy Futures:

The Campaign to Prevent Unintended Pregnancy in New York City sponsored by Planned Parenthood of New York City and partners

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Thanks to our friends at Bedsider.org and Beforeplay.org for sharing information and tools in this website