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1 or 2 condoms?

1 or 2 condoms?

No added protection: New, undamaged, good quality condom when used properly can be quite effective against unwanted pregnancy and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. Doubling up is not likely to offer you any additional benefit beyond what the condon is intended for, just costing 2x as much. Also, it is likely reduce the sensitivity and thus pleasure associated with relation. I am glad u r using it. Good luck. ...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


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What are condoms?

What are condoms?

Condoms: A condom is a rubber barrier sheath placed over a man's penis. This barrier is used as a contraceptive to prevent pregnancy or to prevent transmission of sexually transmitted diseases. Female condoms are sheaths that serve as a barrier in a woman's vagina. More about condoms: male https://www. Cdc. Gov/condomeffectiveness/male-condom-use. Html
female
https://www. Cdc. Gov/condomeffectiveness/female-condom-use. Html ...Read more

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How to use condom?

Sexuality: This is probably not the forum for sexual technique lessons. But, I bet you can find on youtube a demonstration or explanation on sites like wikipedia where there is more room to discuss this. I often have my patients get a sexual techniques book such as "the joy of sex". ...Read more

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Are condoms medicine?

Are condoms medicine?

No: They are an external mechanical appliance which does not require FDA approval. They have no medical or pharmaceutical activity although they may prevent certain illnesses. ...Read more

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How are durex condoms?

How are durex condoms?

Healthtap doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Do condoms really work?

Yes: Wear it the right way, make sure it's a good quality condom. ...Read more

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How do I wear a condom?

Manufacturer instr.: Follow the manufacturer instructions on the box (all condoms come with instructions). Good luck! ...Read more

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How come condoms hurt me?

How come condoms hurt me?

Could be an: Allergy or sensitivity, need more details.

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How well do condoms work?

How well do condoms work?

Great not Perfect: Used absolutely perfectly, only 2% of women a year will still get pregnant when their partners use condoms. But 18% of women get pregnant in general with condoms since condoms are often used carelessly. Use spermicide with condoms.
For latex condoms, water-based lubricants, such as k-y jelly or astroglide are safe but oil based lubricants like petroleum jelly, damage the condom and make it leak. ...Read more

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Where can you get condoms?

Where can you get condoms?

Anywhere! Everywhere: Hi,

Condoms are everywhere. You can pick them up at the pharmacy, at the grocery store and even at the gas station. I have seen them sold singularly at convenient stores. Those online shoppers also have lots to choose from. ...Read more

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How do women condoms work?

How do women condoms work?

They are barriers!: They do not work well, either for disease prevention, enjoyment of sex, etc. What are you thinking of using these for: oral sex? Vaginal sex. Again, disease transmission remains high! ...Read more

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How safe are condoms alone?

How safe are condoms alone?

Safe for what?: As a solo form of birth control they work well if used correctly. They are not a guarantee against pregnancy or the transfer of STD's. Some people can develop an allergic reaction to the material used.?????? your question is not specific, so the answer must be as well. ...Read more

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But what if the condom split?

But what if the condom split?

Condom use: A damaged condom should be replaced and emergency contraception can be considered. ...Read more

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How and why do condoms break?

Nothing's perfect: Things malfunction and break. That's physics. Obviously, inferior products have a higher failure rate. Applying or using them too vigorously may increase the risk of breakage. ...Read more

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How to put on a condom safely?

How to put on a condom safely?

Practice/shop around: If you are new to this you can simply buy a cucumber and practice applying the condom. There are standard and other sizes, but you should try on several until you find one that is snug while you are erect. If it is loose it is too big, if you can't get it on without pain, too small. ...Read more

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Where can someone get condoms?

Where can someone get condoms?

Depends: These are usually available in pharmacies, supermarkets and I have seen them in dollar stores. For those who are uncomfortable buying them over the counter, you can order them on line. ...Read more

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What condom is a little bigger?

What condom is a little bigger?

Magnum: Trojan makes a larger condom called a "magnum". Comes in a black box. ...Read more

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Will a loose condom still work?

No: It may slip off or have leakage. ...Read more

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What exactly is a female condom?

What exactly is a female condom?

Female condom: It is a loose-fitting condom that is placed into vagina prior to intercourse/sex to prevent pregnancy and std's. There are two rings on either end so that the condom will stay in place. They can be tricky to use, so not my favorite contraception to recommend to a patient. Use only one kind of condom, don't use both male and female condoms at the same time--this can cause friction/tearing. ...Read more

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What brand of condoms work best?

What brand of condoms work best?

The one you will use: Sure there a variety of condom -- different shapes, sizes, colors, ribbed, lubricated etc. You pay for what you get but even the more economical brands are effective at preventing unplanned pregnancy and for protection against fluid transmitted STDs like hiv. The best condom in the world is the one you will use. ...Read more

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How can I use the female condom?

How can I use the female condom?

Watch this Video: Here is a detailed video on how to use the female condom:
http://bit. Ly/oynode. ...Read more

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Who should use the female condom?

Who should use the female condom?

Anyone: It is a loose-fitting condom that is placed into vagina prior to intercourse/sex to prevent pregnancy and std's. There are two rings on either end so that the condom will stay in place. They can be tricky to use, so not my favorite contraception to recommend to a patient. Use only one kind of condom, don't use both male and female condoms at the same time--this can cause friction/tearing. ...Read more

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What brand of condoms works best?

No real best: Using a condom responsibly and using it correctly is more important than the brand that is used. The bells and whistles associated with condoms do not really much besides marketing. ...Read more

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What can you use besides a condom?

Contraception: There are many forms of contraception available besides condoms: oral contraceptives (“the pill”), vaginal ring, diaphragm, IUD, implant, patch. ...Read more

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Is it common for condoms to break?

Is it common for condoms to break?

Not common, but may: Condoms are vigorously tested for strength prior to packaging. Condoms do tear at times, and may be related to incorrectly placing them on the penis. Additionally, use appropriate lubrication if you are dry to prevent friction, and possible condom damage. If it does break with semen spilled inside the vagina, remember than Plan B emergency birth control should be taken as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What is the risk of an old condom?

Old Condoms: The only risk is that it may break and thus not provide protection for stds or pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is the shelf life of a condom?

What is the shelf life of a condom?

Latex vs. Sheepskin: Latex (rubber) condoms will deteriorate with age and heat. (do not carry one in a wallet for a long period of time). All condoms should be held up to the light to inspect for minature holes prior to their use after opening. Also utilize a secondary form of contracepiton with the condom for more effectiveness and protection from failures and pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does a 10-15 min make condom break?

Condom breakage: Condom breakage and slippage are rare events. Most studies show that condoms break about 2 percent of the time during vaginal intercourse, with a similar proportion slipping off completely. Education regarding proper condom use will minimize the risk. Have several condoms available in case it happens. Otc emergency contraception is always available if the condom ruptures. ...Read more

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Can a condom be used more than once?

Should use just once: A condom should be used just one time. After using it, it should be safely thrown away. A used condom has sperm and germs on it, so re-using it can lead to infections and pregnancy. However, if a person just used his last condom, has absolutely no way of getting another one, but is compelled to engage in sex, then washing the condom and reusing it might be an option of last resort. ...Read more