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If a condom breaks can I get an std?

If a condom breaks can I get an std?

Of course!!!: Condoms can help prevent pregnancy and stds by forming a barrier between one's genital skin amd their partner's skin. But they obviously don't work if they break. If not used properly, or broken, xondoms won't help protect you from getting an std.

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Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...Read more


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Can I get an std from licking my bf's penis? I only did it once because I was nervous (and he didn't have a condom on too).

Can I get an std from licking my bf's penis? I only did it once because I was nervous (and he didn't have a condom on too).

Yes: If he carries STD's like gonorrhea and others licking his genitals exposes you to those germs. The likelihood of transfer is increased with duration of exposure and amount of germs present. The exposure you describe seems unlikely to pass an infection but there is always risk with sexual contact.

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Is 3 weeks after condom breaks, too soon to get checked for stds? Or what STDs need at least 6 weeks to test for and get accurate results?

Is 3 weeks after condom breaks, too soon to get checked for stds? Or what STDs need at least 6 weeks to test for and get accurate results?

STDs: Go and get seen, examined and tested now and again in follow-up as directed by the doctor. Preferably in a clinic that deals primarily with STDs. Best wishes for a negative outcome.

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Can I get an STD with a condom?

Can I get an STD with a condom?

Possibly: But the odds are dramatically reduced compared to no condom. Warts can appear at the base of the penis where the condom did not cover for example. Urethral infection with organisms such as gonorrhea and chlamydia are less likely to be contracted unless the integrity of the condom was compromised. Abstinence is the only certain way to avoid std, but condom use is the next best thing.

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Is it likely so get an STD while using condoms?

Is it likely so get an STD while using condoms?

Possible!: Much less likely. The cheapest route to prevent stds. But they break, and do not necessarily cover the penis base well. Herpes can get through there as well as other stds. Boest regimen: know your partner; avoid getting intoxicated, and use a condom! (also to avoid unwanted fatherhood!).

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Is it possible to get an STD even if you use a condom every time?

Is it possible to get an STD even if you use a condom every time?

Unlikely, but...: Many things are possible in life. You can die in a car crash even if your airbag works every time. Condoms are great. They prevent STDs, prevent pregnancies, are relatively inexpensive and free in some places, easy to use, etc... Of course, a condom doesn't cover the entire body. That means an unlucky person could get herpes or syphilis on the skin outside the condom. Pubic lice could travel also.

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Can you get an STD even if both partners are clean and you use a condom?

Can you get an STD even if both partners are clean and you use a condom?

Clean?: What do you mean "clean? " if you mean both are free from any std (which would require the both of you to be tested) or both of you are virgins, than using a condom can certainly assure you that an std is not transmitted. If you have oral sex, you can also transmit an std! Know your partners past sexual hstory!

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If I am a heterosexual male that ALWAYS use condoms for protection and never had symptoms. .. do I still need to get checked for STDs every 6 month?

If I am a heterosexual male that ALWAYS use condoms for protection and never had symptoms. .. do I still need to get checked for STDs every 6 month?

Condoms=not 100%: There are a variety of illnesses that can sneak past your condom and infect you. The adage is, you are having exposure to anyone your partner ever had sex with. Since some of these STD's can cause infertility, you and your partners are best protected when your surveillance matches your exposure pattern.

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How likely am I to get STDs with a condom?

Muck less than witho: Without one but if the condom breaks or has a small hole u could be exposed the best way is to make your partner go to his doc for std testing before u have relations.

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I'm allergic to latex condoms, what can I do so I don't get an std?

I'm allergic to latex condoms, what can I do so I don't get an std?

Non Latex condom: There are lots of brands offering non latex condoms. Head to a pharmacy and check the brands. There are lots of options to choose from. Protect yourself and your sexual partners.

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If I used condoms, do I have a chances to get or infect a person with a std?

If I used condoms, do I have a chances to get or infect a person with a std?

Less chance: Condoms are generally the best thing we have to protect against std's, but there is still a chance of transmission.

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How long after sex should you go get an STD check if you didn't use a condom? D

How long after sex should you go get an STD check if you didn't use a condom? D

Follow up with a doc: Unfortunately there are quite a variety of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and depending on various factors (both the germ and the patient), the incubation period (s) could vary. It's best to A) protect oneself at all times and B) get plugged into a doctor's care so you can get the advice and treatment u need. Looking at the 'numbers' of new STDs per year in the US is quite worrisome. Be safe!

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Sex with female with expired condom did not break sex wasn't for long did water test no holes major risk of std?

Sex with female with expired condom did not break sex wasn't for long did water test no holes major risk of std?

You were protected: Welcome to HealthTap. Thanks for your question. The expiration date indicates when the chance of breakage might increase. And it's only how long the manufacturer tested for, not how long it actually might last. If it doesn't break, protection is complete. The idea of microscopic leaks or pores in latex that can let infection pass through is an urban myth. The "water test" is meaningless.

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I received oral and vaginal sex with a condom. I washed and used alcohol immediately afterwards. Is there any chance I could get any STDS?

I received oral and vaginal sex with a condom. I washed and used alcohol immediately afterwards. Is there any chance I could get any STDS?

Zero risk...: ...for all practical purposes. I would not recommend any testing unless you develop symptoms of STD. In the future, skip the alcohol, which can be irritating to genital tissues and does not any protection over soap and water, which is very effective on their own.

Condoms (Definition)

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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

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