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New silicone condom may help users maintain sexual health

While a sexually transmitted disease (STD) such as gonorrhea can cause an infection that may result in infertility, this isn't always enough to convince individuals to utilize sexual protection. However, one company is looking to make the prospect of using a condom more enticing to those engaging in sexual intercourse.

Origami Condoms has recently designed a new condom to make sex more pleasurable while wearing the item, according to New Scientist. One of the biggest complaints of condoms is that they inhibit sensation and take away from the enjoyment of intercourse. Now, Origami Condoms has created one composed of silicone rather than latex to reduce this issue.

However, the condom doesn't just provide an advantage to those who are looking to make intercourse with sexual protection more pleasurable - it also offers a strong barrier against bacteria and STDs compared to latex. The creators say that the condom's design also improves the efficiency of trapping semen.

Maintaining sexual health
While utilizing condoms can reduce your risk of contracting an STD, one way you can ensure that you don't have to deal with a disease, such as syphilis, is by maintaining a sexual relationship with one partner. If you choose to become intimate with others, it's important that you verify with your partners that they do not have STDs prior to engaging in intercourse. If you believe that you may have an STD, your physician can conduct testing to determine if you have an infection.

As the New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene states, STDs have the potential to negatively impact other areas of your body including your brain and heart if they are not treated in a timely manner. However, it's possible to eliminate certain STDs, such as gonorrhea, through the use of antibiotics.