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62 reviews

The male condom is a very commonly used barrier method of contraception. It is made of thin rubber or plastic and worn over the penis during sex. Condoms are great as they have very few side effects, are hormone free and protect against sexually transmitted diseases.

During or before sex

Frequency

82% - 98%

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None

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

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Male condom benefits

Some of the benefits that are recognised in scientific research or guidelines for this contraceptive

Protects against STIs

How does the Male condom work?

Male condoms are thin latex or polyurethane sheaths that are worn on the penis during sexual intercourse.

Male condom alternatives

Contraceptives that work in similar ways, or brands that have close or exactly the same hormonal ingredients


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Used for 5 - 8 yr
45 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Still using

I have no problem apart from feeling friction more quicker then using without a condom.

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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
24 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Still using

I am happy using the male condom as it does not effect my hormones nor cause massive physical issues.


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Used for 3 - 5 yr
22 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  3 weeks ago

  •  Still using

I like to use them because they don’t affect you / if you have had bad experiences with hormonal birth control in the past


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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
28 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  3 weeks ago

  •  Still using

My partner uses a male condom which comes with no symptoms as it is not harmonal. However, I struggle with intense ovulation symptoms that ranges from lower abdominal cramps to spotting in mucus. This started 3 years ago (age 25) and first occurred periodically but for the past year it has been almost every month. The mucosal spotting is not heavy and does not require pads. However, it use to last only 1-2 days but now it extends 3-4 days.


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Used for 5 - 8 yr
26 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

  •  Stopped using

For me using condoms worked great and I had virtually no complaints during the years I used them.


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Used for 8+ yr
58 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

  •  Stopped using

Simple but effective. It was the main form of contraception we learnt about at school and the one that was easily available, I switched between this and the coil until I had my babies. Some men may not want to wear one but then they are not people you should be sleeping with!


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Used for 5 - 8 yr
25 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

  •  Still using

For me nothing compares. No side effects and it is the only form of protection that prevents pregnancy and STI's 10/10 recommended.


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Used for 12 - 18 mo
34 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

  •  Stopped using

Can’t go wrong with the good old fashioned condom. In a longterm relationship there’s not that much spontaneity to ruin anyway! I’ve got vulval skin condition so was concerned condoms might affect that but with a good water based lube I never noticed a difference to my symptoms. We used Skyn latex free regular size which fitted well, felt good and never had an accident with them, they always stayed on. Husband said the feeling was still good and only a very minimal difference. Still feels good for me too and does actually make the sex part last a bit longer!


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Used for 12 - 18 mo
31 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

  •  Still using

Use skyn condoms on fertile days (use FAM overall). Much nicer than others like durex, feel more natural, forget they are on during sex! Never had a breakage or slippage.


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Used for 8+ yr
38 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  29th Oct 23

  •  Still using

I have been relying on the male condom since my 11 year old daughter was born. Works effectively for me but can dampen the mood during sex.


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