When a man is getting frisky with a partner, he should always keep the appropriate sensual protection in mind. To ensure the best manhood health, a man should always reach for a barrier protection when sleeping with someone new. This vitally important part of good male organ care helps prevent several socially shared infections, as well as unwanted pregnancy. Here’s what men need to know about using barrier protections during their sensual exploits.

Just how good is the typical barrier protection?

In most cases, barrier protections are incredibly effective. However, they are not foolproof. When it’s used correctly, it’s effective 99% of the time against socially shared infections and effective about 98% of the time when it comes to pregnancy. The barrier protection should be sized properly for the man’s equipment - something that is too tight or too loose runs the risk of tears of slipping off, both of which render the protection moot.

In addition, the way a man stores the barrier protection matters. Barrier protection should always be kept at the appropriate temperature, in the proper conditions. Storing it in the drawer next to the bed is fine; slipping it into the wallet to carry around really is not. Never store them in the glove compartment or the bathroom, either. A man out-and-about town can simply carry one or two in his pocket if he’s hoping to get lucky.

Putting the barrier protection on properly matters, too. In addition to applying the barrier protection so that a reservoir tip is left in the end, a man should always put it on before any intimate contact has taken place. Unfortunately, this is where most men fail on Barrier Protection Use 101, as they wait until they are ready for penetration before putting the protection on!

Finally, forget about the idea of using two barrier protections at once. Using two layers doesn’t offer better protection; in fact, it actually offers less protection. The friction of the two barrier protections pressing together can weaken both of them, and it’s highly likely both will break - resulting in a serious problem that a man was obviously trying to avoid.

What about barrier protections in a monogamous relationship?

When it comes to using sensual protection in a monogamous relationship, there are a several things a man should consider. First, is he certain that he and his partner are both clean of any socially shared infection, and that testing for those diseases has been completed within the last six months. There is also the question of fidelity; both partners must be absolutely faithful to ensure that no diseases make their way into the bedroom.

There is also the question of pregnancy. A couple who is okay with using oral contraception to prevent pregnancy can ditch the barrier protections; however, there are some problems with this. Some women can’t take oral contraceptives for a variety of reasons. In addition, some don’t feel that oral contraceptives are quite ‘enough’ to prevent pregnancy, and thus might want the added benefits of barrier protections.

Ultimately, the choice of whether to use sensual protection in the context of a relationship comes down to concerns of pregnancy and diseases, the comfort level of each partner, and a variety of other factors that only the two of them can examine.

Regardless of a man’s choices concerning barrier protections, keeping the male organ in top-notch health is essential. That’s why a guy should always use a good member health crème (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). A nutrient crème with a variety of vitamins, including A, C and D, is helpful in maintaining the best manhood health. Keep in mind that barrier protections can be drying to male organ skin; therefore, it’s important to go for a double-punch of hydration in the form of Shea butter and vitamin E. This dynamic duo can help keep the skin as smooth and supple as possible, even for a man who regularly uses sensual protections.