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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?
They can be defective but rare
no method is perfect. ...Read more
Can you figure out how many condoms you can use until one breaks? I read that with condoms there are a 15% faliure risk.
2% failure risk: With proper use of a condom the failure risk rate is 2%. ...Read more
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
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
Vigorous sex: Condoms are made to standards which lower the chance of bursting. But vigorous sexual activity, especially with adjunctive sexual toys and aids, can increase the likelihood of a rupture. As they are usually made of latex, they can also age so don't let them site on the shelf too long. Since they are mass produced, no doubt, a few get to market intrinsically defective. ...Read more
Rare: New condoms very rarely break, but ones being exposed to heat or cold can break more easily. ...Read more
Broken Condom: The only advice I have in this situation is to share this information with your sexual partner so that if there is any disease risk it can be assessed. And, if there is pregnancy risk then this too can be dealt with the morning after pill. Good communication is the best advice I can recommend. ...Read more
Sex and Pregnancy:
I am happy to hear that you understand that the risk of pregnancy is highest when one is ovulating. Perhaps the message is getting out there that women can know these things and be empowered by that knowledge.
Condoms are very effective at preventing exposure to fresh semen. That is, as long as you are using it correctly and your partner watches for risks of breakage.
Good luck. ...Read more
Can you tell me if you use a condom during sex what is highly a chance that it can break or tear?
Condom failure: When used properly, condoms have a 2% failure rate for preventing pregnancy and STDs, including breakage. In careless hands, condoms can have an 18% failure rate. Condoms break if they are too old (check expiration date), if stored improperly (heat and sunlight must be avoided), or if a petroleum lubricant is used (use silicone or water based only). Learn how to use them and they very rarely fail. ...Read more
What condoms won't break when you have rough sex? My boyfriend and I have gone through 3 in an hour
What are the best condoms for rough sex that won't break easily cause ours broke for the second time?
Used a condom that didn't break and he also pulled out but I'm late and stressing out about it. Any help?
What are the main reasons of condom breaking? And if it breaks, it is obvious or it can be just a small fissure?
Most condom ruptures are due to excessive friction, due to lack of adequate lubrication, but can also be due to using the wrong lubricant. You need to use water based lubricant, not petroleum based lubricant, like vaseline. Vaseline will break down latex condoms.
As to how a break occurs, they generally tear themselves apart, but could have a smaller leak possibly. ...Read more
Can one use a today sponge and a male condom together? I'm wondering if this is safe to do, would it make the condom break or tear?
That is fine: And the failure rate is much lower than using either one alone, and the sponge should not make the condom break. ...Read more
What if my condom breaks when I was useing a dildo? What do I have to do...I found a peice on the bed. But what if theirs more peicses..
In general toys or products of toys will be expressed from the vagina or rectum. Nature usually takes care of this. But, if you get pain, significant odor or fever you may want your gynecologist to take a look.
There is no need to be embarrassed. This kind of scenario is common enough that they will know exactly what to do. ...Read more
Me n my gf hd sex on her 12th day of cycle n condom breaks in b/w but I ejaculated fully outside after 2-3 mins. I had olso urintd b4 sex.
Am I fully protected if I started Nuvaring and had it in for 3 weeks/1week break new one in now, Do I still have to use condoms for another cycle?
Only if new partner: Condoms combined with your Nuvaring can minimize the risk of STD's. If you trust your present partner and you both of free of STD's then the condom is optional. If you acquire a new partner, I would hope you would consider condom use again until that new partner is vetted free of STD's. ...Read more
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