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What are the chances of diseases seeping through lambskin condoms? Is there any data that can back up these facts?

What are the chances of diseases seeping through lambskin condoms?  Is there any data that can back up these facts?

Little or no chance: There is research only on latex & polyurethane, which to not permit penetration by any virus or bacteria. Natural membrane condoms (e.g Lambskin®) have pores larger than germs, but there are no reported cases of HIV or STD transmission through an intact natural condom. Physics (hydrostatic pressure) also works against penetration by germs. Latex and PU are best, but any condom is better than none. ...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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Is there any other condom in the market other than lambskin and latex which could not protect against std?

Is there any other condom in the market other than lambskin and latex which could not protect against std?

Great Q for urology: If a latex condom helps prevent pregnancy and stis, then using condoms made with latex would be better than using none. If choice or cost is a problem, a primary care physician can provide more information. ...Read more

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1 or 2 condoms?

1 or 2 condoms?

No added protection: New, undamaged, good quality condom when used properly can be quite effective against unwanted pregnancy and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. Doubling up is not likely to offer you any additional benefit beyond what the condon is intended for, just costing 2x as much. Also, it is likely reduce the sensitivity and thus pleasure associated with relation. I am glad u r using it. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to use condom?

How to use condom?

Sexuality: This is probably not the forum for sexual technique lessons. But, i bet you can find on youtube a demonstration or explanation on sites like wikipedia where there is more room to discuss this. I often have my patients get a sexual techniques book such as "the joy of sex". ...Read more

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Are condoms medicine?

Are condoms medicine?

No: They are an external mechanical appliance which does not require FDA approval. They have no medical or pharmaceutical activity although they may prevent certain illnesses. ...Read more

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How are durex condoms?

How are durex condoms?

Healthtap doctors: are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Do condoms really work?

Yes: Wear it the right way, make sure it's a good quality condom. ...Read more

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How do I wear a condom?

Manufacturer instr.: Follow the manufacturer instructions on the box (all condoms come with instructions). Good luck! ...Read more