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Do Condoms Cause Irritation

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The Well Project

Questions and Answers: Microbicides Against HIV

...control. Women who are not at risk for HIV can use N-9 for birth control purposes safely. Condoms with N-9 provide no more protection against pregnancy or infection than plain lubricated condoms. Since N-9 condoms may cause irritation, they should not be used. Products with N-9 should NEVER be used for anal sex. Taking Care of Yourself Until microbicides are available, the best way to protect yourself and your partner from STDs,...
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Vaginal sex w/ + boyfriend

I have been searching through your archieves and I was unable to find anything regarding my specific situation, but if I missed it, I apologize.I am a woman and I am in a relationship with an HIV+ man. He has been very afraid of infecting me so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Condoms, latex or non-latex, very seldom break when used properly. (Proper use includes the liberal use of condom-compatible lubricants.) Read more »

Condom Pulled Hair or Other, is there a risk?

Dear Dr. Frascino,First your site is fantastic. I have asked a question before some years ago, which you answered and I followed with a donation. Can I have similar deal again?Here's the story. A week or so ago, I had protected sex with a female...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...practices in general, I do not recommend "double bagging," as the friction of latex on latex may compromise the integrity of the condoms and increase the risk they will break.Good luck.Dr. Bob Read more »

can a condom be used in the shower

can a condom be used in a shower ,and still be effective?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...reduces tearing. Do not use any oils, shampoos, or soaps as lubricants for the condom, as this may damage the latex or cause irritation to the mucous membranes.RMK Read more »

Do some condoms kill HIV?

Is there a specific type of condom or lubricant foud on certain condoms that actually kills HIV?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...some people have to N-9 may increase a person's risk for HIV infection when having sex with an HIV infected person. Any kind of irritation of mucosal membranes (the lining of the vagina, rectum, and urethra) can facilitate HIV infection.... Read more »
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Global Campaign for Microbicides

What's Up With Nonoxynol-9?

...with N-9 provide no more protection against pregnancy or infection than plain lubricated condoms. Since N-9 condoms may cause irritation, they should not be promoted. Instead, lubricated condoms without N-9 should be used. Products with N-9... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Condoms

... What Are Condoms? What Are They Made Of? How Are Condoms Used? Using a Male Condom Using a Female Condom Nonoxynol-9 Condom Myths Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...spermicides can prevent pregnancy but they don't prevent HIV. They might even increase your risk of getting infected if they cause irritation or swelling. For more information on safer sex, see Fact Sheet 151 . Drug Use If you're high on drugs,... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About Crystal Methamphetamine

...with injection drug use for those who shoot speed. In terms of sexual transmission, many people when high on crystal do not use condoms and may have sex with many different sex partners during a speed run. And even if they do use condoms, the... Read more »
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What can this be?

Posted by bake23, 2 Replies
I had protected vaginal sex with a prostitute. At one point I became limp and took the condom off. The condom was still intact and still at the base of the penis. I proceeded to masturbate without a condom to get aroused again. Once aroused I put... Read more »

Question about Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello again everyone, I had a question about one of my symptoms. It was the very first symptom right after sex back in October. Soon as I took the condom off I had a tingling sensation in my penis, and few days later there was slight pain, but no... Read more »

Broken condom

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...groin pain with some strange bowel movements, constipated one day, slight diarreah the next day. Every now and then I feel some irritation in the lymph node locations? but they arent tender to touch orswollen that I can find. Other than that I... Read more »

Condom Break Continuation

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Ok everyone I have lost my mind wondering about this, let me ask you this. We started out with very heavy open mouth kissing with tounge and lip sucking. I do not know if she had any ulcers in her mouth, none that I could see at least and I would... Read more »