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Who should use the female condom?

Who should use the female condom?

Anyone: It is a loose-fitting condom that is placed into vagina prior to intercourse/sex to prevent pregnancy and std's. There are two rings on either end so that the condom will stay in place. They can be tricky to use, so not my favorite contraception to recommend to a patient. Use only one kind of condom, don't use both male and female condoms at the same time--this can cause friction/tearing. ...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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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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Who should use the contraceptive sponge?

Who should use the contraceptive sponge?

Someone: Who can't use or does not want to use pills, or hormone contraception, most of my pts do not like the sponge, but it works well for some people who don't mind putting it in before intercourse and then removing it at the appropriate time after. ...Read more

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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

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What are the chances of a girl who has HPV spreading it to her partner if you use a condom?

What are the chances of a girl who has HPV spreading it to her partner if you use a condom?

Condoms not as: Useful for hpv. Due to the common occurrence of hpv lesions on the vulva, condoms are not nearly as protective for hpv as for most other stds. ...Read more

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Assuming the high risk to female sexual partners of uncircumcised men should men not always wear a condom?

Assuming the high risk to female sexual partners of uncircumcised men should men not always wear a condom?

Here are some ...: There is no practical /clinical necessity for uncircumcised men to always wear condom for sex as long as keeping up good topical hygiene with no eruptions or rashes. But, still remember all GU-, GI-, and respiratory tract harbor their pertinent resistant bacteria to coexist with their hosts - our bodies. So, keep up healthy lifestyle without overindulgence / obsession as foundation of healthcare.. ...Read more

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If a male perform oral sex to a female then just place his penis on her vagina. Then use condom can she get hiv?

If a male perform oral sex to a female then just place his penis on her vagina. Then use condom can she get hiv?

Yes: Any exchange of genital bodily fluids can cause transmission of hiv. Ask your partner to get tested if you're worried. Better to be safe then to have lifelong disease because of a sexual encounter. ...Read more

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Is female condom better protection to my partner than his condom?Should he too wear one?I have HPV 16 + others. How effective's female condom to male?

Is female condom better protection to my partner than his condom?Should he too wear one?I have HPV 16 + others. How effective's female condom to male?

Here are some...: Using male or female condom for better safe sex is just heighten protection by adding additional barrier to the natural barriers - skin and mucosa. If natural barrier is violated by physical trauma or chemical injury, we rely on humoral immune defense including antibodies, WBC, complicated inflammatory processes, etc. Condom helps such, but there has been no known specific study to address yours. ...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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How can I use the female condom?

How can I use the female condom?

Watch this Video: Here is a detailed video on how to use the female condom: http://bit.Ly/oynode. ...Read more

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Using the "pull out" method for a year with my girl for contraception, you guys say its v. Ineffective. Should we test our fertility?

Using the "pull out" method for a year with my girl for contraception, you guys say its v. Ineffective. Should we test our fertility?

Fertility: If you want a baby & the responsibilities that entails, continue your "pull-out" method; eventually, it will fail & you'll get pregnant. If, however, you're not ready for pregnancy, use condom, birth control, iud, or other contraceptive method. ...Read more

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How effective are condoms in preventing HIV male to female transmission? If there is a unknown status and condom use should I worry? Vaginal sex 2x

How effective are condoms in preventing HIV male to female transmission? If there is a unknown status and condom use should I worry? Vaginal sex 2x

Quite effective: If used correctly. But nothing is 100% protective and thus the risk for HIV is not zero but likely under single digit percentage-wise. ...Read more

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What STDs can one contract from giving skin-to-skin oral sex to a male without having the male ejaculate in their mouth?

What STDs can one contract from giving skin-to-skin oral sex to a male without having the male ejaculate in their mouth?

Complex: If there is no ejaculation and semen containing virus does not hit the tonsils or posterior pharynx HIV transmission is not likely. Herpes, gonorrhea, chlamydia and other organisms can be present in pre-ejaculatory secretions, and are often killed by enzymes in saliva, but perhaps not. If there is any question in your mind, get tested and use condoms in the future. Good luck. ...Read more

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Female 41 yrs old tested + ureaplasma. Always uses condoms! Do I need to abstain from all sex during antibiotic treatment, or just vaginal?

Female 41 yrs old tested + ureaplasma. Always uses condoms! Do I need to abstain from all sex during antibiotic treatment, or just vaginal?

Sorry you got tested: Ureaplasma is normal in the genital tract, present in ~50% of all sexually acttive people. It is shared with partners (i.e. sexually transmitted) but only some strains are known to cause any symptoms, usually mild and only in males. Testing for Ureaplasma is done rarely by knowledgeable experts, e.g. in STD clinics. There's no need for treatment if neither you nor partner(s) have symptoms. ...Read more

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If the girl performed oral sex with someone who had chlamydia and used the same toothbrush while on treatment can she still have chlamydia?

If the girl performed oral sex with someone who had chlamydia and used the same toothbrush while on treatment can she still have chlamydia?

Possibly but...: There are so many variables. These are important questions: how soon after was the toothbrush re-used, was the toothbrush washed between uses, how long has "she" been on treatment? So in this type of online forum it would be almost impossible to say with any certainty. If concerned, see your physician. ...Read more