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Apparently I have a severe latex allergy. So what condoms can I use if gay?

Apparently I have a severe latex allergy. So what condoms can I use if gay?

Natural ones: There are natural, and other condoms clearly labeled "do not contain latex". Just look carefully on the box. ...Read more

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Dr. Stevan Cordas
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Latex Allergy (Definition)

Latex allergy is a condition in which a person is allergic to proteins in latex, a fluid from the rubber tree. Allergic reactions can range from mild to severe. A person can become allergic from frequent use of latex products such as latex-containing gloves, condoms, rubber bands, balloons, catheters (rubber tubes used to drain urine ...Read more


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Can you be allergic to condoms but not due to a latex allergy?

Yes: Most codoms have a lubricant which you could be reacting to. Some condoms are latex free, try this type to see if they cause any problem. ...Read more

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Latex allergy symptoms. What all does that apply to? Condoms, gloves ?

Latex: There are different degrees of latex allergies as well as different types of responses. If your response is severe or bothersome you must avoid these items. ...Read more

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Can I have a latex allergy and not react to condoms? But react to other latex?

Yes and No: There are condoms that are not made of latex, particuarly polyurethane and lambskin. If you have a latex allergy, you will react to all other latex. ...Read more

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Can I have a latex allergy and not react to latex condom?

Can I have a latex allergy and not react to latex condom?

Yes: But if you know you are allergic to latex condoms, you should not use them. There are other types of condoms made out of non latex material. ...Read more

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I know for the depo shot it's a 0.3% failure rate . What causes that failure rate ? Because I really dislike condoms I have a latex allergy

I know for the depo shot it's a 0.3% failure rate . What causes that failure rate ? Because I really dislike condoms I have a latex allergy

Usually human error: No one is perfect, and with typical use of a product, there may be a delay in getting the next injection, women are not the same size, and a standard dose may not be adequate for someone with morbid obesity, or the medication may not have been stored under idea conditions. For a comparison of typical use and perfect use results of different contraceptives: http://youngwomenshealth.org/2009/11/03/success-and-failure-rates-of-contraceptives/ ...Read more

Condoms (Definition)

These are mostly closed end tubes of latex and occasionally other materials to cover the penis during intercourse and prevent pregnancy and disease transmission. A wise person uses them when the history of their partner is unknown. There are some available for women's use ...Read more


Latex (Definition)

1. The colorless or milky sap of certain plants, such as the poinsettia or milkweed, that coagulates on exposure to air. 2. An emulsion of rubber or plastic globules in water, used in paints, adhesives, and various synthetic rubber products. ...Read more