Every year on 13th of February the world commemorates International condom day to create awareness and emphasize on responsible and safe sexual behaviour.
This day was strategically placed a day before valentines day, commonly attributed to the day of love where some lovers across the world show physical and sexual affection to each other, at times forgetting the importance of sexual health and practising safe sex.
Condoms are a form of birth control and the only tool that can prevent STIs, HIV and unwanted pregnancies. They are used for oral, anal and vaginal sex. Unlike other forms of birth control, they are very affordable and easy to get around different stores and you don’t need a doctors prescription to get them.
Besides offering protection,condoms offer extra pleasure. Some condoms have textures that increase sensations for both partners while making the sex to last longer.
On this day, 13th February, communications around safer sex and practices are fostered to advocate for comprehensive sexual health education , promote access to condoms, reduce stigma around condom use and contribute to global efforts in combating spread of STIs and STDs.
International condom day was established in 2009 by Aids Healthcare Foundation (AHF) to raise awareness on the importance of condoms, preventing STIs and HIV and to promote safer sex practices.