Health Advice: Sex Clinic
I always use condoms with my boyfriend but they're constantly splitting. What can we do about it?
Studies have reported condom breakage rates of over 1% - and they can slip off twice as often. All brands with the European standard mark are tested for quality and strength, so the reason they break is unclear. Australian researchers have suggested that if a man's penis has a large girth then condom splits are more likely, but length doesn't have the same effect. Your boyfriend can't really change his physique, but he can shop around to find a condom that fits well and then he has to make sure he's putting them on properly. For more guidance and to find a range of condoms in …
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Publication information: Article title: Health Advice: Sex Clinic. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Mirror (London, England). Publication date: June 9, 2001. Page number: 33. © 2009 MGN LTD. COPYRIGHT 2001 Gale Group.