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Std Spermicidal Condom
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
Not 100% effective: No method of contraception, besides abstinence, prevents 100% of sexually transmitted disease spread. Condoms do prevent the spread of STDs most of the time by creating a barrier, but they can break or leak and allow the infection to be passed to the partner. If you think you might have an std, you might consider seeing a physician. ...Read more
Varies: Unprotected sex exposes you to any disease that can pass this way. This includes common germs like chlamydia, or less common ones like HIV.It also includes things like hepatitis, herpes, HPV, and more, and the condom doesn't always eliminate your risk. Your risk is determined by your partners past contacts. If none, then this s low, if some, it could be a lot. STD's can be carried without symptoms ...Read more
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! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It would help minimize the risk.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sex and STDs: Many couples I know decide to take the condoms off after they have been tested for the common stds. If you guys are monogamous and have been tested for these common stds then you can have a conversation and make decisions about this together. If you are not monogamous then you must protect yourself from possible infections with stds. And, that means condoms in general. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends......: Good question but hard to answer. If engaging in sex with an ulcer or cut, definitely. Other factors includes the type of std, the "bug burden" in your partner performing oral sex, and other factors (eg duration, frequency).Otherwise, it is low probability. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it still possible to get an std/sti even if you've used protection, such as a condom during sex?
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me if my boyfriend and I are both virgins, and we used a condom, can we still catch STDs or HIV or any of those bad stuff?
Define virgin: There are at least a dozen illnesses that can be passed during sexual contact. Some are more specific to sex, like HIV while others like hepatitis just use sex as a non traditional pathway. If you both have never had sex with anyone (oral, vaginal, other) regardless of gender, you are unlikely to pass a std. ...Read more
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?
Bi male always condoms for penatrive sex and don't like giving oral any risk of hiv from receiving oral and rimmin I no stds are a risk?
Minimal risk: The risk of HIV from what you describe is minimal -- too low for us to estimate. However, there's plenty else you can get -- gonorrhea from receiving oral unprotected, amebiasis and nastier from the rimming. Love always involves risks of some sort; only you can decide what's right for you and the other people who love you. ...Read more
My husband&me r havin protectd sex (with condom)only. We never had any other partners. Stil we both suffer frm recurrent yeast infctns. Any possible stds?
Candidiasis: You might try using an oral antifungal and treating through one full menstrual period, and have your husband use an antifungal cream on his penis, or on the condom to be sure that it is not the source of reinfection. This is not an std, in the sense that it can be acquired without sexual contact and usually is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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