Yet, despite the fact that rubbers are so important to male organ health, the statistics tell us that men do not use them as often as they should. One study found that only 35% of men surveyed used a rubber during their last casual encounter. The Centers for Disease Control and Preventions state that only 19% of men always use a rubber � however, since those figures include men in monogamous relationships, it’s hard to determine the percentage of use among men in non-monogamous situations, who are more likely to need member protection from social diseases.
Since member protection and rubber use are closely linked, why is it that many men often do not make use of this form of protection? There are many reasons, including:
�Unavailability. Sometimes a man becomes involved in a sensual encounter that is entirely unplanned � and therefore neither he nor his partner may have immediate access to a rubber. Of course, in many (though not all) situations, there is the option to go out and buy a rubber; however, most couples don’t want to spoil the mood to do this and so will opt not to. This is one reason why many men carry a rubber with them in their wallets, as an emergency back-up. However, this, too, can present problems. Rubbers come with a shelf life, and sometimes those stored in a wallet for years have a higher risk of breaking during use.
�Difficulty in putting on. Some men find it difficult to put a rubber on properly, or find that it takes longer than they want it to. This can cause embarrassment and anxiety, which can in turn create a situation in which he may find it difficult to maintain his tumescence � and that can cause further embarrassment and anxiety. Past experiences like this can make it less likely a man will employ a rubber.
�Interference with sensitivity. Some men find that rubbers, though they are made of very thin material, may diminish the pleasurable sensations their members experience during sensual activity.
�Improper fit. This is a very frequent complaint. While some guys find the rubber too tight, it more often is too long and/or loose. One recent survey found that 83% of US men had member lengths that are shorter than the average rubber (which has typically measured at least 6.69 inches). This survey found the average member length to be 5.57 inches; a more expansive earlier global survey pegs the figure at 5.17 inches. In either case, the rubbers are substantially longer than the average manhood, making them looser and more likely to fall off or cause discomfort.
Whatever the reason for non-use, men need to make a greater effort to use a rubber, especially for member protection in instances in which there is even a slight possibility of social disease transmission.
In addition to using a rubber, men can help enhance everyday member protection by enhancing manhood health. Regular use of a superior male organ health crme (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) can keep member skin healthy and resistant to dermatological issues. A crme with both a high-end emollient (such as Shea butter) and a natural hydrator (such as vitamin E) helps keep the skin from drying out and cracking. And a crme with alpha lipoic acid, a potent antixodiant, can battle free radicals that can cause damaging oxidative stress to the delicate manhood skin.