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Can I Stop Using Condom In Relationship

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... What Are Condoms? What Are They Made Of? How Are Condoms Used? Using a Male Condom Using a Female Condom Nonoxynol-9 Condom Myths The Bottom Line What Are Condoms? A condom is a tube made of thin, flexible material. It
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protected oral sex with old condom (CONDOM IN CAR, 2009) (PROPER CONDOM USE, 2009)

I received a protected oral sex in a massage parlor for a minute or two. But the condom I used was in my car for 2 months. It has been exposed to heat over 100F. However it did not break while I received the oral sex. Does the exposure to heat any...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...say, "Whoo Hoo!" Someone new Ive been dating and I finally decided to take the sexual plunge a couple of weeks ago. We used condoms every time, being my standard practice and apparently hers too. One of the condoms I used, though, had been in my... Read more »

non latex condom

Hi Dr. Bob;My ex-boyfriend used a non latex condom a while back on me and good thing it did not break, however i understand that non latex condom does not pretect against HIV, however do you think it protected me some at all, or is non latex condoms...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,There are several types of non-latex condoms. Natural (lambskin) condoms protect against pregnancy, but not against HIV. Polyurethane condoms, like latex condoms, protect Read more »

questions about condoms (CONDOMS)

Ok 2 quick question, 1- Are condoms intergrity jeopardized when the condom is stored in extreme weather, such as extremely hot or extremely cold tempatures? I have kept mine in the glove box of my car and i just wonder if the extreme heat in there...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,1.Extremes of temperature can affect latex condom integrity. They should not be kept in hot glove boxes in cars. (See below.)2.Condoms can be used incorrectly in a variety of ways, beginning with using the incorrect condom for STD prevention!... Read more »

Dating HIV+ and HIV-, Also Long term relationship

I recently started dating a women (about 3 weeks) and she told me last night that she was HIV+. I have never been in a situation like this and I really care about her. What are my risks? Can we ever have kids? Can we ever have a normal...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...with that. If she is not already in treatment, then some day she may need to start. The risk to you is very minimal if you use condoms for sex correctly and always. Yes, children are possible. This would require careful planning. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Infidelity, Trust and Condom Use Among Latino Youth in Dating Relationships

...independently associated with inconsistent condom use and engagement in a greater number of sexual intercourse acts unprotected by condoms: "woman's consistent use of hormonal contraceptives, ambivalence about avoiding pregnancy, longer length of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Little Thing Called Love: Condom Use in High-Risk Primary Heterosexual Relationships

... The authors introduced the study by noting that condoms are less likely to be used in primary relationships than in other relationships. "An understanding of what women and men expect Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Relationships Between Condoms, Hormonal Methods, and Sexual Pleasure and Satisfaction: An Exploratory Analysis From the Women's Well-Being and Sexuality Study

... The authors introduced the study by noting that little is known about how condoms and other contraceptives influence women's sexual enjoyment, which could shape use patterns. They used data from the online Women's Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Family and Friend Closeness to Adolescent Sexual Partners in Relationship to Condom Use

...relationship and sexual behavior measures. Family and friend closeness, relationship intimacy, length of sexual relationship and condom use were assessed in 151 females ages 14-17. Bivariate correlations showed that integration of the sexual... Read more »
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Expiration date on condoms

Posted by Anonymous
...Please remember to check the expiration date on condoms. I accidentally kept some expired ones in the bottom of the drawer, and when I noticed them I decided to test if they had gotten Read more »

Dating only 11 weeks and the condom broke

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...My boyfriend and I have only been dating for only 11 weeks and we tested negative. The condom broke and I was wondering if I am at risk for anything. Is 11 weeks a good sign that we are both negative when we test after Read more »

Condom Use

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...through an online dating site. He's really great and things have been really good between us. Up to this point we have used condoms consistently but now he says he wants to stop using them and that we can both go get tested for HIV together. ... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I am not positive, but my lover is and I use the non latex condoms for oral sex. It's a safe way of pleasuring my lover, and I haven't had a complaint yet. I'd like to see flavored ones. Read more »