‘Why use condoms and lube together?’

One in ten men say they have experienced a condom splitting during sex at least once, and one of the common causes of condom failure is insufficient lube.

Using condoms and lube also prevents infecting any future partners with HIV or other STIs.

Reducing risk

Condoms and lube can reduce the wear and tear on certain parts of the body such as the anal lining. Anything that increases the risk of bleeding makes HIV easier to pass on, such as rough sex, sex toys, enemas, and long or group sex sessions. Find out about risky activities.

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