My friends say that condoms are dangerous to use, because they break. Are they right?


No. Condoms do break occasionally, but this is unlikely if you handle them gently, and don’t snag them with your fingernails or jewellery. You must also make sure you only use latex condoms with water based lubricants and avoid oil based lubricants which can weaken condoms. The risk of not using one is much worse than using one and having an accident with it, as this is very unlikely if used properly.