Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
   
Ask the Experts About

Safe Sex and HIV PreventionSafe Sex and HIV Prevention
           
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


Female Condom + Male Condom = ?
Jan 9, 2010

Hi Dr. Bob, I have a question about female condoms. I have been told that I should not let my partner use a male condom while I am using a female condom (for extra protection). I read in one of your archives that it is OK to use both at the same time. Which way is correct and why? Thanks so much! Jodie

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi Jodie,

Opinions differ on this point. The worry is that the friction of the two condoms rubbing together may increase the risk of the condoms breaking. This has been noted in some reports in which two male latex condoms were used. However, since the female condom is made of polyurethane, if the male used a latex condom and plenty of lubricant, it would be doubtful that excessive friction would be a problem, in my opinion.

Dr. Bob



Previous
Insertive Oralisterine Sex, Dry Cough, Chest Pains (LISTERINE 2010)
Next
Need help to keep sanity

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS


 
Advertisement



Q&A TERMS OF USE

This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement