External condoms also known as external condoms are one of the most popular forms of birth control out there. They slip over the penis to prevent pregnancy and lower the risk of STIs by keeping sperm and pre-cum inside the condom and out of the vagina. There are hundreds of shapes and sizes to choose from, with lube and in latex or synthetic plastic.
They reduce the risk of STIs, don’t require a prescription, easier to find and are inexpensive.
Condom effectiveness is ‘so-so’ the way people typically use them—better when used perfectly.
None usually. Unless you have a latex allergy.
You have to use one EVERY time.
Drug stores, health centers, supermarkets, gas stations and even some bars and clubs. Find your local health center here.