Dr Adaeze Ifezulike

Dr Adaeze Ifezulike

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Condoms -do they fail? Or do you? (2)


Have you not used lubricating gel before?”

Baako and Amina looked at each other.

“Well, we have tried baby oil…”

“And Vaseline…”

“But not cooking oil?” I teased.

We all laughed.

“Lubricating gel is very useful as it reduces friction and stops the condom from tearing. The type of lubricant is very important though. All the ones you’ve used such as the Vaseline and baby oil and all other oil-based lubricants are damaging to condoms and so can contribute to pregnancy.”positive steps

“Hmm,” Amina glanced at Baako.

“Water-based lubricants are better as they do not weaken the condom. They can be purchased in most pharmacies.”

“Okay, we will get that then,” Baako said.
“But will you consistently use a condom?” Amina turned to him.

“If it’s available, why not?” Baako shrugged.

“So will you make sure you always have some?”

“What about you making sure there are always some about?” Baako retorted.

How would you advice Baako and Amina about who is responsible for stocking up on condoms??