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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
Are polyurethane and polyisoprene condoms just as effective for protection against STD and STI as latex condoms?
Yes: Polyurethane condoms were designed for people allergic to latex. Some people are also allergic to polyurethane and that case they can use polyisoprene condoms. They all prevent the transmission of viruses and bacteria that cause HIV and STD provided they are used properly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
To some degree: But remember some stds are spread by any skin-to-infected-skin contact, and others by infected genital secretions. So, unless you wear a whole body condom, there will likely still be some contact with potentially infected skin and secretions and therefore some risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Used latex condom guess not allergic to latex condom? Used Trojan escatsy want to use Trojan non lubricated safe?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How not to get pregnant without using protection (condoms, pills, rings, birth control), not using protection at all?
NFP: Natural family planning, ovulation method, creighton method these are all ways of predicting when you will ovulate so you can abstain from sex and hopefully not get pregnant. You can find instructions online, but if you really want to avoid pregnancy, going to a class would be a good idea. Tho only 100% effective way to not get pregnancy is to not have sex. ...Read more
Safe sex: When used properly condoms have a 2% failure rate for preventing pregnancy. In careless hands, condoms can have an 18% failure rate. So used properly, condoms are very effective , but not perfect. Any time you have sex, there is some risk associated with it. Adding spermicide, a diaphragm or the pill will of course further reduce pregnancy risk. ...Read more
Fairly : Can't recall the results of an actual study certifying effectiveness of condoms to prevent the transmission of genital herpes. Be aware that, generally speaking, genital herpes may be spread in an area as wide as what is described as boxer-short region. Therefore a condom, not covering an area as large as this, will have less than ideal protective ability. ...Read more