The US health authorities have authorized the sale of a specific brand of condom for anal sex. The goal is the fight against sexually transmitted diseases.
A condom for anal sex, soon on the market in the United States. This is a first across the Atlantic, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clears condom sales “specifically indicated for anal intercourse”† Its purpose, to help limit sexually transmitted infections (STIs) during anal intercourse, reports a press release.
In a press release, the health organization recalls that: “Unprotected anal sex poses highest risk of sexual exposure for HIV transmission”† Until now it was possible to use condoms for vaginal use to reduce the risk of transmission of STDs and HIV.
“FDA approval of a condom specifically indicated, reviewed and labeled for anal intercourse may increase the likelihood of condom use during anal intercourse”explains Courtney Lias, a member of the FDA.
The specialists also measured the occurrence of side effects such as contracting an STI, discomfort from the lubricant and a urinary tract infection. Together, these events make up 1.92% of the cases.
A failure rate of 0.68%
This latex rubber condom, called Male One, was tested in a clinical trial on 252 men who had sex with men and 252 men who had sex with women. Results? “The overall condom failure rate was 0.68% for anal intercourse and 1.89% for vaginal intercourse with the single male condom”† Experts define a “total failure” Like it “the number of simultaneous slips, breaks or slips and breaks that occurred out of the total number of sexual acts performed.”
The condom, manufactured by the company Global Protection Corp, owes its good results to the use of the lubricant. The health organization underlines in its press release: “During anal intercourse, the single male condom should be used with a lubricant compatible with the condom”†
The Masculine One will be available in 54 different sizes and in 3 versions: standard, narrow and fitted.
(ETX Daily Up)