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A 23-year-old female asked:

what is the definition of a condom used carelessly?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Any micro-tear: Since the concept of condoms is to act as a protective barrier, any use compromising efficacy, including microscopic tears, which allowed virus, bacteria or sperm to pass from wearer to recipient could be considered careless.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Improper Condom Use: Improper Condom Use includes applying condom after intercourse has begun, removing it too early, unrolling it prior to application, not checking for condom damage, use of expired condoms, re-using condoms, use of oil-based lubricant with latex condom or failure to withdraw penis in a prompt manner.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

How do I know if our condom has leaked?

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Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology 36 years experience
Morning After Pill: You can try to inflate the condom to see if there's a pinpoint hole. Nevertheless if you suspect the condom leaked, broke, or was forgotten then taking the morning after pill (emergency contraception) can minimize the risk of unplanned pregnancy.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Can I use Saran wrap instead of a condom?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
No guarantees: Using Saran wrap instead of a condom is not advisable and will likely increase the probability of birth control failure.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What are some advantages of using a condom?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Protection: Using a condom provides some protection agains sexually transmitted diseases, such as herpes, chlamydia, and gonorrhea.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What should you do if a condom tears, while having intercourse?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Use backup: If you are in the fertile part of your cycle, and it is important that you not get pregnant, you might want to take emergency contraception, such as plan b.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Can maple syrup be safely used as lube on my condom?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Not a good idea: Water soluble lubricant like surglube, lubafax, aqualube etc are ideal. Maple syrup is very sticky, could lead to infection because germs love sugar. Advice is don't use maple syrup for this purpose.

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