Do ultra thin condoms break easily?

Ultra thin condoms aren’t more likely to break than regular condoms — like all condoms you can find in a drug store or health center, they’ve been rigorously tested for quality, and wouldn’t be on the market if they were more likely to break (that would make them defective).

 

There are lots of different kinds of condoms out there, in styles like ultra thin and ribbed, and made of materials like latex, polyurethane, and polyisoprene. They all protect you from pregnancy and STDs, except for natural condoms like lambskin ones, which don’t protect so well against STDs.

 

Condoms are much less likely to break when they’re put on correctly, and used with plenty of lubrication (natural or store bought) to reduce friction. So if you’re concerned about the possibility of the condom breaking, you can prepare by learning how to put on a condom, and buying some lube like K-Y, Astroglide, and ID Glide, which you can get in most drug stores.

 

Condoms are the only method of birth control that prevents both pregnancy and STDs. If you want to protect yourself the best way you can, hormonal birth control is a really effective way to prevent pregnancy. There’s no method of birth control (besides abstinence) that offers 100% protection against pregnancy and STDs — but using two methods, like condoms and the birth control pill, can get you pretty close.