when used correctly and consistently, are highly effective in preventing HIV. Up to now, condoms are treated as a key component of comprehensive HIV prevention.
*The above approaches are only for HIV prevention but not other STIs
11. What is the most common condom material?
Latex, Polyurethane (PU), Polyisoprene (PI)
22. What is 0.01mm condom usually made out of?
0.01mm condom is usually made out of polyurethane (PU), due to its higher elasticity than latex. The thinnest PU can be is 0.018mm, compared to the 0.036mm of latex. PU condom is suitable for people with latex allergy. One down side is polyurethane doesn't stretch as much as latex or polyisoprene, so slippage and breakage rates are higher.
33. What’s the difference of regular condom and natural condom?
Natural condoms are made from the intestinal membrane of a lamb. Lambskin condoms are the oldest type of all condoms, there are records of it even dated back to the Roman Empire. However, this type of condom can only prevent pregnancy and not any type of STIs and HIV, as the natural pores in them are large enough for bacteria (like gonorrhea) and viruses (like HIV) to pass through.
44. What is vegan condom?
Vegan condoms are made of natural rubber latex and are completely free of animal ingredients, such as casein, and animal testing. It is 98% effective in preventing STIs and HIV when used correctly.