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If A Condom Breaks Are Pieces Inside You
If a condom breaks inside you, is it possible for small pieces of the condom to remain inside you?
You can find them: You can look at the condom to determine whether it tore or broke into separate pieces, and consider using your fingers to feel for pieces of the condom in the vagina. Signs that might indicate that a piece of the condom remained would be increased bad-smelling vaginal discharge, irritation or discomfort. Consider emergency contraception and make sure you see a doctor for std testing if necessary. ...Read more
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
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
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
Condom failure: It's probably not positions which break it. Condoms break if they are too small (lucky you), too old (check expiration date), stored improperly (heat and light must be avoided), or if an oil lubricant or no lubricant is used (use silicone or water based only). Buy fresh condoms in your size with water based lubricant, and you should have no problems. Remember to leave room for the reservoir tip. ...Read more
I know of no: Condom that doesn't have the potential to break. ...Read more
None: Any condom could break if used correctly the chance is small. ...Read more
Lack of protection: I don't know what a "grown on" condom is. However, if a condom breaks some women elect to use an emergency contraceptive. ...Read more
Neither: Neither partner is likely to feel a condom break. ...Read more
Sheepskin vs. Latex: Sheepskin condoms designed to provide more "sensitivity" are thinner and tend to fail more frequently than latex condoms. All condoms are tested at manufacture, but some are destined to fail especially if latex condoms are kept in the heat of a wallet in your back pocket. ...Read more
No chance: A condom, used properly, is as close to 100% effective as any method. As long as its put on right and stays on through intercourse there is no chance for soren to get through or leak out. ...Read more
Usually: Condoms are not perfect by any means. You are probably ok, but the failure rate (chance of getting pregnant) using condoms can be higher that you think. Condoms have the advantage of quickly being available and of decreasing some stds. However, if preventing pregnancy is your main concern you might want to consider a more effective method. ...Read more
I do not know, I don't trust condoms. And there protection cuz how about it falls off or breaks or tears?
Reasonable question: Condom use requires some attention to detail for best performance but can be helpful and achieve 99% effectiveness. Chose a proper size. Cover up before any male secretions escape from the penis. Use while still in date (this is an expiration date I would pay attention to).Use a new one for any renewed activity. This all increases effectiveness. ...Read more
How can my boyfriend and I be sure that the condom doesn't break, and also that it doesn't already have a hole in it?
Can you figure out how many condoms you can use until one breaks? I read that with condoms there are a 15% faliure risk.
Are ultra thin condoms more likely not break? If not, then wouldn't all condoms be thin? Also, that would also mean thick condoms break just as easy.
Maybe so: Ultra thin condom are supposedly as strong as "normal" condoms. ...Read more
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