Condoms are important for MSM (men who have sex with men) sex for a variety of reasons. One of the main reasons is to prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV. MSM are at an increased risk of acquiring and transmitting HIV and other STIs, and condoms can be an effective way to reduce this risk.
Condoms act as a physical barrier between partners, preventing the exchange of bodily fluids that can transmit STIs. When used correctly and consistently, condoms can greatly reduce the risk of HIV and other STIs.
In addition to preventing STIs, condoms can also help to prevent unintended pregnancies. While pregnancy is not a concern for MSM sex, condoms can still provide an added layer of protection and peace of mind.
It's important to note that condoms are not foolproof and there is still a risk of STI transmission even when using condoms. However, they remain an important tool in the prevention of STIs and should be used in combination with other safer sex practices such as regular STI testing and communication with sexual partners about STI status.