Condoms are thin pouches that keep sperm from getting into the vagina. There are male condoms and female condoms:. Condoms work by keeping semen the fluid that contains sperm from entering the vagina. The male condom is placed on the penis when it becomes erect. It is unrolled all the way to the base of the penis while holding the tip of the condom to leave some extra room at the end.
The nation's 16 and year-olds are having less sex but using condoms more, says the Thai Health Promotion Foundation. The findings come from surveys of second-year vocational students and their peers of comparable ages in Mathayom 5 grade 11 between and , said Chartwut Wangwol, director of the foundation's health risk control office, citing figures from the Department of Disease Control DDC. The second-year vocational Por Wor Chor 2 students and Mathayom 5 students of both sexes attended the surveys as the department determined they represent students of sexually active age among those still in their school years. The numbers were almost the same in the year before. However, more students in both Por Wor Chor 2 and Mathayom 5 are using condoms. The foundation did not give comparable figures for the previous year of but confirmed there was an increase in the use of condoms among students of both sexes in Por Wor Chor 2 and Mathayom 5 levels.