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Should I use a spermicide with the condom?

Should I use a spermicide with the condom?

Maybe: Be aware many people are sensitive to the spermicides used. This can cause itching , redness etc. ...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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Can I use a thin spermicidal lubricant condom for your first time?

Can I use a thin spermicidal lubricant condom for your first time?

Condom is good idea : A condom is a good idea and the spermicidal part is good. Protection against pregnancy when used correctly and every time is about 98% with a condom. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use a spermicide with the condom?

Is it safe to use a spermicide with the condom?

Yes: Spermicide will make condoms more effective and are safe to use. Allergic reactions to spermicide are rare, but test a bit on your arm before you use it. Not an easy place to have an allergic reaction! ...Read more

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Could I use the female condom together with a male condom?

Yes. you may.: Barrier protection is a way to not only prevent pregnacy, buy also helps prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. Make sure you understand proper use for condoms, and do not reuse them. ...Read more

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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

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Do I need to also use a condom with a mirena (levonorgestrel) iud?

Do I need to also use a condom with a mirena (levonorgestrel) iud?

To prevent STDs: Not to improve the pregnancy prevention but always a good idea for sexual transmitted disease prevention. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud is one of the most effective forms of birth control even besting the results of a tubal ligation. ...Read more

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If i take a contraceptive and he uses condoms laced with spermicide, can I have sex the day before ovulation and not get pregnant?

If i take a contraceptive and he uses condoms laced with spermicide, can I have sex the day before ovulation and not get pregnant?

Double contraception: A qualified yes. The combination of two highly effective methods of contraception should reliably prevent pregnancy even at the time of peak fertility. The whole point of contraception is that you never know when peak fertility will occur in any month, so you want something that would be effective any time during the month. There is, however, a very small, about 1/500, in failure with any method. ...Read more

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What can I use instead of a condom or a pill for sex ?

Many options: Nuva-ring, patch, iuds, arm implants and shots... These are all very effective. It would be helpful for you to talk in person with a person who can education you fully about your options. Planned parenthood is a great place to go. ...Read more

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Is it okay to have sex with my girlfriend after i've had mono if we use a condom? I just got over mono, and we plan to use a condom.

Is it okay to have sex with my girlfriend after i've had mono if we use a condom? I just got over mono, and we plan to use a condom.

Confusing question: You are likely to pass it in sexual fluids during the acute/ill phase, but when this has cleared from your blood, that would not be common. The primary method of exposure/transfer is in your saliva, which will contain active virus for weeks and months during the illness & after you feel better. The condom might be a good idea for many reasons but Has little to do with the mono issue. ...Read more

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Should I use spermicide as contraception? Is spermicide a good form of contraception?

Should I use spermicide as contraception? Is spermicide a good form of contraception?

Not as good as other: If 100 couples use spermicides alone for birth control for a year, 28/100 will get pregnant in typical use. Even if used perfectly, 18/100 will get pregnant. There are many other more effective methods of birth control. See http://www.Contraceptivetechnology.Org/table.Html for a chart showing contraceptive options from less to more effective. ...Read more

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Hi, I used a condom to have sex with a prostitute.the condom was brought from her.how can I assure if the condom is a fresh one and not a used one?

Oh dear...: I wish I could give you more assurance, but you probably can't know. If you saw her take it out of its package, and the condom was tightly rolled up, it was probably new. You might want to carry condoms with you so you know they are fresh, and of good quality. You may also want to check with your doctor about STD information and testing. ...Read more

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Can you use a spermacide with an iud?

Can you use a spermacide with an iud?

Yes, but not needed: Iud is high effective in reducing/preventing pregancy, and so spermicide is not typically needed. As you probably already know, using condom (which often contains spermicide) is advisable to reduce risks of std transmission and it is safe to use on women who have an iud in place. Iud only reduces/prevents pregnancy, not std...Thus adding a condom, with/out spermicide is advisable... ...Read more

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Do I have to use a condom with mirena (levonorgestrel) or paraguard?

Do I have to use a condom with mirena (levonorgestrel) or paraguard?

IUD: Iuds, Mirena (levonorgestrel) and paragard are both safe methods of birth control and once inserted in terms of birth control, you don't have to use protection but they do not protect one against sexually transmitted infections (stds) and condoms should be worn if there's concern for std. ...Read more