It Turns Out That Quite a Few Americans Have Had a Condom Break on Them | Men's Health
According to a new survey from sex-toy retailer Adam & Eve—which asked more than 1,000 American adults over age 18 about their sexual practices—condoms are being majorly mismanaged across the country. A whopping 41 percent of respondents said they had lost or broken a condom during sex, while 59 percent said they hadn’t.
Condoms are one of the most reliable forms of birth control. When used correctly, they have a 98 percent chance of preventing against pregnancy and sexually transmitted pathogens. But that stat assumes people are using condoms perfectly (aka it’s not expired, it fits properly, it’s put on an erect penis before it touches any part of a partner’s body, it’s disposed of correctly...), so according to Planned Parenthood, their real-life usage is around 85 percent efficacy.