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Doctor insights on: Condom Use

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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

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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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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 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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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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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 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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How and why do condoms break?

How and why do condoms break?

Condom breakage: Condoms that are past the expiration date may have v burst strength, v elasticity & may leak. Condoms may also become degraded if kept in a hot place (like your wallet). Using an oil based lubricant or lack of lubricant can also ^ risk of breakage. Wearing a condom that is too tight, incorrect application or having a partner with a very tight vagina are also risks. ...Read more

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