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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 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
Yes: You may need some lubrication.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
If a male perform oral sex to a female then just place his penis on her vagina. Then use condom can she get hiv?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Using the "pull out" method for a year with my girl for contraception, you guys say its v. Ineffective. Should we test our fertility?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
The condoms I use have inside lubricant with 5 percent benzocaine. If that were to spread on the outside would benzocaine be unsafe in anal sex?
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
Can you get pregnant if your on the pill and use a condom? What are the chances with one? In a monogamous relationship. Not worried about STDs
Little chance: There is little chance that you are pregnant if the condom did not break and you are consistent with taking the pill. ...Read more
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