Here’s a little bit of a refresher of what flavored condoms are: Flavored condoms are just latexcondomswith a flavored coating. If you’ve ever had a dentist’s glove in your mouth, you know latex doesn’t taste very good; flavored condoms can help make protectedoral intercoursemore enjoyable for the giver. The coating flavors range from strawberry to chocolate to cola, and are all safe for human consumption.
However, it’s important to try and avoid using flavored condoms for vaginal intercourse. The artificial flavoring can contain sugars and other chemicals that may cause vaginalinfections. These infections could include Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) or Yeast infections (which are not sexually transmitted). To reduce the risk of STItransmission and pregnancy duringvaginal intercourse, just use a non-flavored external or internalcondom!
With that being said though, if someone is going to have vaginal sex and only has a flavored condom, using that is better than not using anything at all.
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