Since 1905, most condoms have been made from a natural rubber material – latex.

Natural rubber latex is actually extracted from the sap of a tree. Some people are allergic to latex and so synthetic condoms are gaining popularity, such as polyisoprene condoms. Many people prefer polyisoprene condoms as they provide a softer and more natural feel.

If you experience any irritation or burning sensation contact your doctor or local Family Planning Clinic as soon as possible – you might be allergic to the condom material or lubricant.

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