The Cleveland Clinic

Condom Quiz

  1. Only latex condoms are recommended for the prevention of unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases.
True or False...
  1. Oil-based lubricants like baby oil and Vaseline are safe to use with latex condoms.
True or False...
  1. Condoms can break if the tip is not pinched to remove air bubbles.
True or False...
  1. After sex, a man should withdraw from his partner immediately, holding onto the base of the condom.
True or False...
  1. If washed carefully, a condom can be used safely over and over.
True or False...
  1. To be prepared, it is always a good idea to have a condom in your wallet.
True or False...
  1. Condoms, like groceries, have expiration dates.
True or False...
  1. When it comes to condoms, one size fits all.
True or False...

Answers

  1. Only latex condoms are recommended for the prevention of unintended pregnancies and STDs.

    True. Lambskin (or sheepskin) condoms, the second most available type of condom, have tiny pores that may be large enough to allow viruses to pass through.

  1. Oil-based lubricants, like baby oil and Vaseline, are safe to use with latex condoms.

    False. Use only water-based lubricants, such as K-Y Jelly, with condoms. Oil-based lubricants will weaken the condom and cause it to break.

  1. Condoms can break if the tip is not pinched to remove air bubbles.