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What are some disadvantages of using the male condom?

What are some disadvantages of using the male condom?

Few: You need to use condoms to decrease your risk of stds. Female condoms are available it your partner won't wear a condom. Male condoms are actually fairly effective as a form of birth control provided they are used correctly. The condom must be on from the moment of erection since the penis does secrete some fluid with sperm before ejaculation. ...Read more

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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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What is the risk factors and danger for using both male and female condoms at the same moment?

What is the risk factors and danger for using both male and female condoms at the same moment?

Not sure: There are no risk factors that I am aware of, but i must also say that I am not aware of any added benefit to using both male and female condoms together (e.g. Less chance of pregnancy or sexually transmitted infection). Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is there any forms of male birth control like a pill or shot? Me and my girlfriend have been using condoms and she does not want to take a pill or have a shot and i heard a few things about male birth control.

Is there any forms of male birth control like a pill or shot? Me and my girlfriend have been using condoms and she does not want to take a pill or have a shot and i heard a few things about male birth control.

Not yet, but someday: Male hormonal birth control pills/shots/implants are still a long ways away. Clinical trials are happening at UCLA (Harbor) and University of Washington (Seattle) and they are promising. For the time being, men can use male/female condoms, get a vasectomy, withdraw, be aware of their partner's fertile times, and abstain. Condoms probably the best option if used correctly. ...Read more

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Can male have sex (using condom) while on accutane?

Can male have sex (using condom) while on accutane?

Yes: Yes, a male can have sex while using Accutane and should use a condom for std protection whether or not he is using accutane. It is also a good idea that males receive the hpv vaccine series ...Read more

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How to get pregnant using male condom by having safe sex without getting HIV to myself and my husband and child after 2 weeks of ovulating?

How to get pregnant using male condom by having safe sex without getting HIV to myself and my husband and child after 2 weeks of ovulating?

Confusing: If your male partner is not on treatment and has a detectable viral load then the sperm can be washed and you can be inseminated with non-infectious sperm. The sperm would not come from a condom. If he is on treatment and undetectable you cannot contract HIV from him. I don't understand what a condom has to do with this situation. ...Read more

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Chance of pregnancy when using both male condoms and birth control pills correctly?

Chance of pregnancy when using both male condoms and birth control pills correctly?

Contraception: Something slightly less than 100%. Most modern contraceptive manufacturers will quote a 98% effectiveness. If you use multiple methods you will increase this a a bit, but you will never attain 100%. The ONLY 100% effective method id abstinence. ...Read more

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How likely is a white straight male non IV drug user to get HIV or std's if he's having casual and using condoms?

How likely is a white straight male non IV drug user to get HIV or std's if he's having casual and using condoms?

Twelve STDS: I am not sure 'casual' is in any way a definable medically sound term that means we understand each other. There are twelve common stds. Those that are caught from in-sertive, skin to skin sex (penile to vagina) would be gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes, hpv, syphilis. Scabies and very low risk for hepatitis b and hiv. Theoretically these have to be on the list, but they would be low risk in general. ...Read more

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

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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Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


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