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ONE Condoms designs beautiful condoms if you haven’t noticed (see image above). The packaging of condoms is very attractive to a young audience and are great conversation starters. Condoms provide numerous benefits when it is used correctly.

Let’s take a quick look at some of the benefits that condoms have to offer:

  • Both male and female condoms protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV
  • Easily purchased at drug stores, washroom stalls and/or even free at community centers
  • No prescription is required to purchase condoms
  • Anyone can buy condoms, there is no age restriction

Condoms have a 98% theoretical effectiveness rate for preventing pregnancies but since people make mistakes and don’t know how to use a condom, the effectiveness rate drops down to 82%.

There are many different condom options to choose from. They come in various shapes, sizes and even textures. Each company has it’s own unique “flavors” of condoms.

ONE Condoms

ONE Condoms produce products that are better and safer by using advanced technology and designs. They have really “nailed” this category. Their development includes a line up of condoms and lubricants that make sex more fun.

The problem is that most condoms offer a “one-size fits all” type of condom. These standard condoms are made for penis sizes between 5-7 inches but if you do not fall within this category, it can be difficult to find the correct condom size.

This is why ONE Condoms has acquired the brand TheyFit Condoms and is rebranding the company to myONE. This will now allow Americans to choose between 56 perfect-fit condom sizes made for everyone. There has been a delay for this product in the USA because of strict FDA regulation regarding condom sizes. Since condoms are classified as a medical device, rigorous testing was needed.

Some sizes will be available in stores but all 56 condoms will be available online. The condoms do not display sizes on the condom wrappers, rather they have unique bar code.

There are currently 11 different condom styles, over 200 wrappers and  lubricants. The packaging is also eco-friendly and is 100% recycled packaging. The mission for ONE condoms is to “make condoms as socially acceptable as toothpaste and safer sex as second nature as wearing a seatbelt.”

The company also allows you to enter multiple contests in where artists have their designs featured on the condom wrapper. Prizes include cash, donation of condoms to the artists chosen organization, and a year supply of condoms featuring their design. ONE gives some pretty sweet rewards.

Tips & Tricks

The first thing you want to do when you grab a ONE condom is to check the expiry date. Even though condoms have a long shelf life, it is useful to always check the packaging before you open it up. Once you verify that it’s not an expired condom, feel the package and see that there are no holes in it.

Afterward, open the package carefully with your hands and not your teeth. People should not try to open up the package other ways since you might damage the condom.

Do not forget that you should always put a condom on before you have sex and before any skin to skin contact occurs. Do not take off the condom in the middle of having sex. If you do you will defeat the purpose of using a condom.

Condom Do’s

  • Use latex or polyurethane condoms
  • Water-based lubricant with latex condoms to prevent breakage
  • Find a brand that works for you as they come in many different styles such as thickness and sizes
  • Store condoms in a dry, cool place

Condom Don’ts

  • Use oil based products such as petroleum jelly, cooking oil, lotion or baby oil. If these products are used, it will deteriorate the condom and will cause it to break
  • Nonoxyol-9 (a specified) can cause irritation
  • Use more than one condom at once (either doubling up a male condom or using a male condom and a female condom at once)
  • Store condoms in a wallet or your car
  • Reuse a condom, they are meant to be used once only

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