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Polyurethane Condoms

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Updated May 13, 2014

Polyurethane Condoms

Polyurethane Condom

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Definition: Polyurethane condoms are a type of male condom. They are a birth control method that consists of a sheath, made with polyurethane (which is a type of plastic) and are designed to cover the penis during sexual intercourse for contraceptive purposes or as a means of preventing sexually transmitted diseases. Polyurethane condoms are usually thinner, stronger and less constricting than latex condoms. Because of this, they can help to increase sensitivity. Some users report that they like the feel and appearance of these condoms (as compared to latex ones). Plus, they transmit heat better, which can help to increase pleasure. Polyurethane condoms also tend to be more expensive than latex condoms. They are effective in preventing BOTH pregnancy and many STDs. These condoms are a good alternative for people who are allergic to latex. Unlike other condoms, polyurethane ones are available in male and female versions.

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Pronunciation: pol⋅y⋅u⋅re⋅thane [pol-ee-yoor-uh-theyn] con•dom [kon-duhm]
Also Known As: Rubbers, Prophylactics, Safes, Protection and Jimmies
Examples:
Since my partner is allergic to latex condoms, we can use polyurethane condoms to protect against an unintended pregnancy.

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