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how effective are condoms?
      #202555 - 08/04/06 04:24 PM

I'am currently negative following my last test 2 months ago. Im living a stupid life right now smoking weed, drinking comig home late, have sex with different girls mostly sex workers.. usually i just get a protected blowjob, and sometimes i have sex with them.

i know this is distructive behavior and iam going to end up paying for it sooner or later, i will be going with some friends to Dominican republic soon and you know how it is down there..

one thing is i always wear a condom and i always check to make sure its not broken or anything.. i hope this phase in my life ends soon, i just dont want to come out of it with hiv hopefully using a condom will help i just hope it really is effective like they say it is..

what do yuo guys think?

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Re: how effective are condoms? new
      #202570 - 08/04/06 05:53 PM

They are very effective if used correctly, Pending on how quality, storage, and use.

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Re: how effective are condoms? new
      #202571 - 08/04/06 05:57 PM

Condoms work BUT they can break

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Re: how effective are condoms? new
      #202572 - 08/04/06 05:57 PM

Condoms work BUT they can break

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Re: how effective are condoms? new
      #202603 - 08/04/06 09:34 PM

Do NOT use two condoms at once...doubling a condom can actually cause breakage, use one latex or polyurethane condom PROPERLY, and you will be 100% safe.

Always use waterbased lubricants, and always use latex or polyurethane condoms. Condoms manufactured in japan are actually the best, as they are ran through the most thorough inspections and tests, before being released to the public* Also, MALE condoms are most affective all the way around, comfort, reliability, etc.

Be sure to pinch the tip of the condom,expelling the air-pocket out of the tip before you put the condom on, and roll it down over you. The most commen contributers to condom breakage are air pockets, lack of sufficiant amount of water based lubricants, or the combination of the two.

where does doubling condoms fall into the equation? doubling a condom provides airpockets both between both : the two layers of condoms, and also between the first condom and your skin. doubling condoms, is comparable to russian roullette, you may get lucky a few times, but that luck wont last long....

In closing, never use an Oil-based/petroleum based lubricant, as they will weaken and break down the latex/polyurethane compounds, inviting breakage, and drastically increases the chances of breakage*

Some will say condoms arent 100%, however studies have proven, that when used PROPERLY, condoms do have 100% rating. Its sad that they post the stats that factor in incorrect use, when determining reliabilty ratings*

and dont forget, YOUR RESPONSIBILITY doesnt end when the condom is rolled down, it only takes a fraction of a second to check and make sure the condom is staying in place,etc....


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Re: how effective are condoms? new
      #202607 - 08/04/06 11:01 PM

Thanks AIDS2HIV thats some good info i will use.

I bought some Durex Extra Strength condoms, i heard they are good and stronger. i will follow your advice.

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Re: how effective are condoms? new
      #202726 - 08/07/06 12:04 AM

If you use good quality condoms consistently for intercourse, you'll be fine. I've read where Durex is the best quality. Using a condom for oral is good for preventing other STDs but HIV is not transmitted by receiving oral.

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