Sentence Examples


  • In a 2001 study of youths ages 15 to 21, researchers found 33 to 50 percent of youth said it was important for the condom to fit tightly, leaving no air space at the tip, and that petroleum jelly, such as Vaseline, is a good lubricant.
  • That being said, saying you don't want to have kids, as this man said to you, and then having sexual relations and not wearing a condom, doesn't constitute wanting to have a baby or catch a sexually transmitted disease either.
  • The group Advocates for Youth recommends young women always keep ECPs on hand (in advance) so they can be used as soon as possible following unprotected sex, such as when a condom breaks during sexual intercourse.
  • Using expired condoms, having intercourse for any length of time before putting on a condom, or using petroleum jelly as a lubricant are all ways to decrease the effectiveness of condoms at preventing pregnancy.
  • While there are a few important tips to remember, if you know how to put on a condom and use it appropriately, condoms are a very effective method of preventing both pregnancy and sexual transmitted infection.