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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

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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Could I use the female condom together with a male condom?

Could I use the female condom together with a male condom?

Yes. you may.: Barrier protection is a way to not only prevent pregnacy, buy also helps prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. Make sure you understand proper use for condoms, and do not reuse them. ...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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Been with same lady for 16 years I'm having problems getting hard last couple weeks she gone of pill now so got use condom so need to get hard?

Been with same lady for 16 years I'm having problems getting hard last couple weeks she gone of pill now so got use condom so need to get hard?

Low testosterone: there are many causes of sexual dysfunction and erectile dysfunction the most common causes include medication, anxiety and or low testosterone production. After everything else has been ruled out the simplest thing to do is to do a combination of test that include testosterone free and total estradiol and DHEA your age is deceptive because low testosterone levels can happen with men at any age. ...Read more

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Can I use both male and female condoms together?

Can I use both male and female condoms together?

Of course: There may be decreased enjoyment, but they are compatible with each other. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy occur if female uses condom?

Can pregnancy occur if female uses condom?

Yes.: Female condoms are estimated to be only 79-95% effective at preventing pregnancy. If you are looking for a more effective method, you can discuss with your doctor using an intrauterine device, implant, or getting your tubes tied. ...Read more

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I am female and have HSV2 in my perianal area. How can I protect my partner? Can I use a bandage? I worry condoms are useless with where it is.

I am female and have HSV2 in my perianal area.  How can I protect my partner?  Can I use a bandage?  I worry condoms are useless with where it is.

Preventing herpes: Correct, bandages won't help. Most HSV2 transmission occurs when no visible outbreak. The ways to prevent genital HSV2 transmission are 1) no sex during outbreaks until healed, 2) consistent condom use, 3) suppressive treatment with anti-HSV drug, usually valacyclovir (Valtrex) once daily. Condoms should work for herpes of the perineum, and virus probably is present elsewhere in your genitals. ...Read more

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How effective are condoms in preventing HIV male to female transmission? If there is a unknown status and condom use should I worry? Vaginal sex 2x

How effective are condoms in preventing HIV male to female transmission? If there is a unknown status and condom use should I worry? Vaginal sex 2x

Quite effective: If used correctly. But nothing is 100% protective and thus the risk for HIV is not zero but likely under single digit percentage-wise. ...Read more

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Female 41 yrs old tested + ureaplasma. Always uses condoms! Do I need to abstain from all sex during antibiotic treatment, or just vaginal?

Female 41 yrs old tested + ureaplasma. Always uses condoms! Do I need to abstain from all sex during antibiotic treatment, or just vaginal?

Sorry you got tested: Ureaplasma is normal in the genital tract, present in ~50% of all sexually acttive people. It is shared with partners (i.e. sexually transmitted) but only some strains are known to cause any symptoms, usually mild and only in males. Testing for Ureaplasma is done rarely by knowledgeable experts, e.g. in STD clinics. There's no need for treatment if neither you nor partner(s) have symptoms. ...Read more

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Two weeks ago friend and I hook up. We didn't use a condom and I'm not on the pill. So the my lady part is dry and itchy and period is late.

Two weeks ago friend and I hook up. We didn't use a condom and I'm not on the pill. So the my lady part is dry and itchy and period is late.

Some thoughts...: Pregnancy is the most common cause of a missed period. If not pregnant, other causes of a late or missed period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (especially hormone or birth control pills), hormonal disorders, etc… A visit to one’s Ob-Gyn doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent or worrisome. ...Read more

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Burning while peeing after sex. Only happens when My partner uses a condom. (Female) unprotected sex no burning while peeing after. Concerns?

Burning while peeing after sex. Only happens when My partner uses a condom. (Female) unprotected sex no burning while peeing after. Concerns?

Irritation...: You may have a sensitivity to the condom or something on the condom. Also, the condom may not stay as lubricated as necessary and this may cause irritation and burning. You could try lubricating the condom or switching condom brands. It's a good idea to urinate after intercourse to avoid a bladder infection. Best wishes! ...Read more

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If a male perform oral sex to a female then just place his penis on her vagina. Then use condom can she get hiv?

If a male perform oral sex to a female then just place his penis on her vagina. Then use condom can she get hiv?

Yes: Any exchange of genital bodily fluids can cause transmission of hiv. Ask your partner to get tested if you're worried. Better to be safe then to have lifelong disease because of a sexual encounter. ...Read more

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Do I have to use female condom and my partner his condom all the time since I have HPV?? Doesn't condoms cause rash/itchiness/skin irritation? Help

Do I have to use female condom and my partner his condom all the time since I have HPV?? Doesn't condoms cause rash/itchiness/skin irritation? Help

It's your choice: Almost everybody has a few strains of HPV. Even the dangerous strains produce only lesions that are manageable if detected early -- with a woman's pap smear and a man simply keeping an eye on himself, the danger to life is minimal. Many couples like condoms, but if you're monogamous and dislike them, it's really your decision. ...Read more

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What types of birth control can i use if I have a blood clot? Other than condoms, female condoms, caps, things like that. Any oral pills avaliable?

What types of birth control can i use if I have a blood clot? Other than condoms, female condoms, caps, things like that. Any oral pills avaliable?

No oral hormonal: options are safe, and Mirena (levonorgestrel) (IUD) can only be used if your DVT/clot has cleared (after being confirmed with an ultrasound/Doppler) and you have no other underlying tendency in your blood to clot (i.e. Factor V leiden, Lupus anticoagulant, Protein C/S deficiency etc.). In the meantime, only condoms and/or tubal ligation or male vasectomy are feasible. ...Read more

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I'm a male. I had sex with a stranger (female). I use 3 condoms at one time, the sex lasted about 10 minutes. I'm paranoid! this occured monday night and it is now thursday. None of the condoms broke. What are my chances of still catching an STD from

I'm a male.  I had sex with a stranger (female).  I use 3 condoms at one time, the sex lasted about 10 minutes. I'm paranoid!  this occured monday night and it is now thursday.  None of the condoms broke.  What are my chances of still catching an STD from

Nearly zero: STD risk usually is low for any particular sexual exposure even with no condom. With one, virtually no risk for STDs transmitted by fluids (gonorrhea, chlamydia, HIV) and low risk for those passed skin to skin (syphilis, herpes, HPV). Rather than testing after a single exposure like this, consider routine periodic testing (e.g. yearly). Best to use only 1 condom. 2+ increases risk of breakage. ...Read more

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Sexually active, I use a condom every time.. Chances of me contracting hiv? Also, had sex with a genital herpes female. Says only 1 outbreak Am I safe

Sexually active, I use a condom every time.. Chances of me contracting hiv? Also, had sex with a genital herpes female. Says only 1 outbreak Am I safe

Safe enough, but...: Have sex with only one person. Also, one can get HIV through sex only if the other person has it, so just check with the other person. If worried about herpes, which can infect an uninfected person on the areas not covered by a condom, the infected partner can talk with a doctor about preventive drugs. But, if both partners are already infected with both Herpes types, it's late for prevention. ...Read more

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