Latex condoms are a type of male condom
. They are a birth control method
that consists of a flexible sheath, made with latex (which is a kind of rubber) and are designed to cover the penis during sexual intercourse for contraceptive purposes or as a means of preventing sexually transmitted diseases. They are, by far, the most widely available and least expensive of all the condom types. Latex condom use is effective in preventing BOTH
pregnancy and many STDs (including HIV). Latex condoms tend to be the most common condom type because they are offered in many brands, colors, shapes, flavors and sizes.
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Pronunciation: la•tex [ley-teks] con•dom [kon-duhm]
Also Known As: Rubbers, Prophylactics, Safes, Protection and Jimmies
A latex condom is worn by a male during sexual intercourse to prevent an unintended pregnancy
or sexually transmitted disease.