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Latex Rubber Underwear

Feb 28, 2014

Is there a difference in the material of latex condoms and latex rubber underwear? I am curious about the safety of Latex Rubber Underwear (in particular, boyshorts for women). More specifically, I want to know if a HIV + man and a HIV negative woman were to engage in simple foreplay (dry humping/no sex), would the woman be safe wearing these type of panties without her partner wearing a condom?

Response from Mr. Glenn

Thanks for your question,

The short answer is yes. But it's mostly because there's no penetration in the situation you're talking about. For there to be risk for HIV in your case, the man living with HIV would need to deposit his semen inside the HIV- woman's vagina. Even if there were no latex rubber underwear, that wouldn't have happened unless there was penetration.

Hope this helps,


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