Condoms are an effective form of contraception. In this image, a Jonny condom lies on a marble notebook in a brown bag.

The low down on condoms as an effective form of contraception.

Before we leave the house on a Friday night, we always grab those essential items: phone, wallet, car keys and condoms. Yep, that’s right; condoms. Now, we may be biased but here at Jonny, we love condoms (especially ours, the best natural, vegan condoms to keep your good times safe and green). Not only due to them being straightforward to use (thank you, high school sex-ed class ft. a banana), but condoms tick all of our bedroom boxes. Simple and safe? Tick. Affordable? Tick. Fun? Tick. Effective? Tick!

Despite their widespread use, a lot of people - of all ages, genders, experiences and sexualities - still have a bunch of questions about condoms as a form of contraception. While the supply of condoms is at the heart of our business, it is also our goal to provide you with the information you need to have the best time possible when you’re getting down. 

Condoms are an effective form of contraception.

Now, it’s important to remember that nothing is perfect! This rings true for contraceptives: no method of contraception is ever 100% effective, not even condoms. However, it’s not all doom and gloom: when used correctly, male condoms are 98% effective in preventing pregnancy.

Now for a little bit of science. When used properly, condoms are an effective tool to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including those transmitted through genital fluids (gonorrhea, chlamydia and HIV), genital ulcer diseases that can be transmitted through sex (genital herpes, syphilis and chancroid) and HPV, which is responsible for genital warts and cervical cancer. 

Condoms are accessible and convenient.

From your local servo to the 24-hour chemist, condoms are available to purchase just about anywhere. If it sells chewy, chances are it’ll sell condoms, so there’s really no excuse not to practice safe sex! 

Condoms are an affordable contraceptive.

Not only are condoms an effective form of contraception, but they're also easy on the old wallet. Let’s take, ahem, Jonny for instance: Jonny’s Let’s Dance pack includes 30 natural, vegan, lubricated condoms for a measly $29.95 (even cheaper for those who subscribe). Yep, you heard us correctly, that’s less than $1 per condom. In all honesty, you can’t put a price on sexual health and contraception. 

When used correctly, condoms can enhance the effectiveness of other contraceptives.

Some things just go hand in hand: Simon and Garfunkel, Oreos and milk, sex and foreplay - you can have one without the other, but together is always better. Contraceptives are no different. When used in conjunction with other forms of contraception (including contraceptive pills, IUDs, vaginal rings, implants etc.) condoms can enhance the effectiveness of these contraceptive methods and ultimately further protect against unplanned or unwanted pregnancies. Think of condoms like your contraceptives’ partner in crime. 

Condoms may even help you last longer.

“But using condoms will make me finish quicker.”

Where’s MythBusters when you need them? Let us debunk this theory, it’s a big, fat myth! Hypersensitivity can cause premature ejaculation, so using a condom can actually prolong your bedroom fun. That’s where Jonny comes in. Jonny rocks a 53mm diameter and is ultra-thin at 0.65 microns, so you get the optimum feel without compromising strength, safety or seconds. 

So, how do Jonny’s natural, vegan condoms stack up?

Although we know any form of contraception is not 100% guaranteed to protect you against pregnancy, HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases, Jonny’s condoms have not only been designed for safe and effective use but have also been tested rigorously (hehe). Jonny’s condoms comply with all Australian and international standards and testing to ensure maximum safety. When used correctly, Jonny offers highly reliable protection against pregnancy and STIs.

Let’s finish.

To wrap this up, when used properly, condoms are an effective contraceptive against unwanted pregnancy and the spread of STI/Ds when used properly. They are accessible, affordable and convenient, they may even help you last longer in the boudoir. So, do yourselves a favour and choose Jonny.

For any questions we have missed, our FUQ’s (Frequently Unanswered Questions, silly) page will tell you all you need to know about Jonny’s eco-friendly condoms. Check out Jonny’s range of natural vegan condoms, Australian-made lubricants and more goodies.

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