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How Good Are Condoms
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
Condoms: According to planned parenthood even with proper use of condoms 2 women per 100 become pregnant. With improper use of condoms that number rises to 15 per 100 women. Not all condoms protect against std's - ie. Natural lambskin. Additionally, there are some std's like herpes that still effect skin at base of condom (unprotected skin). ...Read more
Contraception: The CDC does not estimate effectiveness with perfect use, rather with typical use. Given that, pills are 91% effective and condoms 82%. Others have estimated that with perfect use pills are 99.7% effective and condoms are 98%. ...Read more
Great!: If you want to prevent std transmission, using latex condoms is a great plan. They are effective at preventing hiv, gonorrhea, and chlamydia, and help to limit exposure to hpv and herpes. Because hpv and herpes are transmitted from skin to skin (and don't require contact with semen or vaginal fluid), condoms do not completely eliminate transmission of these diseases. ...Read more
Effective...: ... But never a guarantee. I assume that is what you are asking for, and unfortunately all it takes is one 'fast one'. Condoms can fall off, and chances are in the heat of the moment you may not even realize it. ...Read more
Pregnancy or STD: Male condoms are your best choice for preventing both pregnancy and STDs. Female condoms put the girl in charge of her protection but cost a bit more. There are many other options to prevent unwanted pregnancy, such as the pill, IUDs, hormone implants, and Fallopian tube sterilization, but these methods do not protect against STDs ...Read more
Yes: Condom use is very safe when use the right way. ...Read more
Good day Good day I need some advice urgently. I had protected sex with my boy friend on the 4th of last month, there was no breaks in condom and nev?
Re-ask: I am sorry but your question was cut off. Please re-submit and clarify. ...Read more
Sex is never good for my girlfriend even after a year of constantly trying. Lube, different condoms, and positions. Nothing works. What's wrong?
Never good=?: How is sex never good for her? Does she have pain? Does she not lubricate? Does she not orgasm? Has she been able to have satisfying sex with previous partners? Answers to these questions will help narrow down the problem. Please visit her gyn with her for a consultation. If she's physically healthy, then a consultation with a sex counselor would be a good idea. ...Read more
Yes: When used properly each & every time, and assuming no breakage or slipping off, condoms are a good & reliable form of contraception. Not only that, condoms are only way to decrease risk of sexually transmitted infections, short of abstinence. But to be safe, we always recommend two forms of contraception, eg hormonal birth control (so you're in control) and condoms. And you can always say no. ...Read more
Obviously 1 that fit: Obviously you want one that fits. There is a considerable variation in size from one guy to another. Since they are rolled up, a short length should not be a be a problem but if your diameter is small that the condom is not secure and it slips off to easily it won't work. There once was a condom that had a mild adhesive on the inner layer to help it stay in place. Keep trying to find one. ...Read more
If your desire is to: Become pregnant then it is a good idea. Without some form of protection you are susceptible to contracting std's ; becoming pregnant. ...Read more
What is the morning after pill? Is that a good substitute if someone doesn't want to wear a condom?
Sex using condoms. Lubricant was used. When finished, semen was inside condom, checked. There was a good amount of white liquid outside tho. What is it?
That's girl stuff: The stuff on the outside of the condom is girl stuff, so be glad it's there. The stuff on the inside of the condom is guy stuff. Of course, there would be some lubricant mixed in with the girl stuff and with the guy stuff, if the condom was the lubricated type. ...Read more
Is there a chance that I could be pregnant? Cause of the condom breaking and I was ovulating that day when it broke. When is a good time to do a test?
The condom was not on when I left the vagina. And im pretty sure it was in a good way when I pulled out. When I noticed I pulled the condom out vagina?
Good day. Last night I had sex with a female I barely know. After the intercourse I realised that the condom broke and I wasn't aware throughout. Is there anything that be done to ensure that I don't catch illnesses or viruses from the intercourse?
Not really: In the future you may want to validate the "use by" expiration date of any condom you use and only use those that fit well. Once you share sexual fluids with another person you may or may acquire the germs they pass. There are antivirals for post exposure HIV protection but unless that is in the picture you just need to be tested in a month or so. ...Read more
Check package: Unless the manufacturer specifically states it is not--the condom does not 'know' how it is being used, and should be ok. ...Read more
Condoms is a must: Condoms should always be used to prevent std's, hiv, etc. So if you want to gamble with you life don't use a condom. If you have a partner that is in a 100% monogamous relationship with you then you may skip the condom (as long ASD you guys are also clear of anything that can be transmitted). This applies to both hetero and homosexual relationships. ...Read more
If you are both healthy, use plenty of lube, and wear a condom, is anal sex actually good for you?
There is no evidence: There is no evidence that it is better for you, it is a personal choice and preference by limited number of people. ...Read more
I had sex and the condom broke and I pulled out instantly and put another one on (I didn't cum inside). She took a plan b after. Are we good?
condom broke, I was not close to ejactulation how ever I sure a good amount of pre sperm whent in, and she is on First day of ovulation week, safe?
Needs Plan B: Girlfriend is at risk for getting pregnant. The safest thing is for your girlfriend is for her to take emergency contraception such as Plan B. It is available without a prescription. Plan B is 95% effective in preventing pregnancy if taken within 24 hours of unprotected sex: 89% effective if taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex. Check home pregnancy test 3 wks after date of unprotected sex. ...Read more
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