Condoms Aren't the Best Form of Protection
There is a lot of griping out there about condoms. They aren't sexy, many men don't like how they feel, and they can be hard to use. Those complaints are valid but condoms are still extremely valuable options. "The condom is the only contraceptive that also protects against STDs and HIV," says Barr. She recommends that partners use condoms even if the woman is using a different method of birth control (unless it's a female condom). Partners who do this will reduce their chances of getting pregnant and STDs about as low as they can go.