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How good are condoms really against hpv?

How good are condoms really against hpv?

Not 100%, but: Otherwise very effective, unless partner has hpv lesions on scrotum &/or bas of penis. ...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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How good are condoms in preventing STDs and pregnancy?

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

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How good are condoms and birth control pills with perfect use?

How good are condoms and birth control pills with perfect use?

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

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How good is a condom combined with nuvaring?

Not exactly sure: The NuvaRing alone is 99% effective in reducing pregnancy. So a properly used condom with build on that. ...Read more

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How good are latex condoms at preventing stud's?

How good are latex condoms at preventing stud's?

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

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How good is a condom with out birth control?

How good is a condom with out birth control?

Very if...: If used correctly - put on the penis early, no tears, isn't allowed to fall off/out - it is about 98-99% effective. Condoms work very well without extra birth control. If not used correctly, it can be worthless. ...Read more

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How good is using a spermicidal condom and pulling out?

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

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What is a good substitution for condoms?

What is a good substitution for condoms?

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

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How long are condoms generally good for?

How long are condoms generally good for?

Condom shelf life: At least some companies have products with a 5 year shelf life. The expiration date will be stamped on the product. Life of condom will be much less if stored in hot environment. ...Read more

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Please suggest a good non latex brand condom.?

Check at drugstore: Trojan and lifestyles both make nonlatex brands. They are clearly marked on the box. Pharmacist can help. There are many out there. ...Read more

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Is it good to use lube like jnj with condoms?

Is it good to use lube like jnj with condoms?

Lots of options: Anything that does not cause skin irritation is just fine. Certain oils can dissolve latex condoms. Avoid the lubricants that have scents added or things to make the skin feel hot. Astroglide and pjur are safe and effective. ...Read more

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Sex is never good for my girlfriend even after a year of constantly trying. Lube, different condoms, and positions. Nothing works. What's wrong?

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

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Are condoms a good, reliable form of contraception?

Are condoms a good, reliable form of contraception?

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

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How good would be using vcf, a condom and pulling out work?

How good would be using vcf, a condom and pulling out work?

~ 85%: ~85% protection against pregnancy (pills are 99%).
at age 47 your changes of conception are less than 5% ...Read more

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What kind of condoms are good for people with sensitive skin?

What kind of condoms are good for people with sensitive skin?

Non-latex condoms: There are condoms that are not made of latex, particuarly polyurethane and lambskin. ...Read more

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What condoms would be good for a smaller size penis?

What condoms would be good for a smaller size penis?

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

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I don't want to use condoms when I loose my virginity, is this a good idea?

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

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What is the morning after pill? Is that a good substitute if someone doesn't want to wear a condom?

What is the morning after pill? Is that a good substitute if someone doesn't want to wear a condom?

No -it is not a: Substitute for a condom. It is not a regular form of birth control. It is to be used when there has been a failure of the protection that was used during intercourse. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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This may sound silly, are thin condoms good for anal sex?

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

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Is anal sex without condom safe? Pl suggest me good position for sex also?

Is anal sex without condom safe? Pl suggest me good position for sex also?

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

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If you are both healthy, use plenty of lube, and wear a condom, is anal sex actually good for you?

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

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Is it ok that I had PROTECTED sex 2 days after my period? We Had protected sex the other night & he said the condom didn't break. Am I good?

Condom use: When used correctly, condoms are a effective means of contraception. The failure rate varies depending on appropriate use. From what you relate you should be "good". ...Read more

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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?

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