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

Does Lambskin Condom Look Different From Latex

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

how to recognize lambskin condom

Hi! Doc,I would like to know if there is a way to recognize a lambskin condom from a regular latex one. My story is I had protected vaginall and anal sex with a cws. I had my lifestyles condoms but she prefered to use her own (maybe she doesn't...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Natural lambskin condoms both look and feel different than latex or polyurethane. Buy some and check them out for yourself. I can't really comment on the color of the packaging in Canada. Besides, that can change at anytime for marketing... Read more »


I am allergic to Latex which seems to be the only type of condom that protect.Is this true? Are... Read more »

Allergic to Latex condoms and Protected Oral Sex (LATEX ALLERGY AND SAFE SEX)

Doctor, i had protected insertive oral sex with a CSW two weeks ago for 10-15 minutes. I have a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Condoms Have Varying Effectiveness Against Different STDs

Studies have documented the effectiveness of latex condoms -- not natural or lambskin ones -- in preventing pregnancy and the spread of HIV. With perfect condom use (a condom used every time, put on before any skin-to-skin contact), chances of... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Latex Condoms for Oral Sex With Men? You Gotta Be Kidding!

Let's start off with the good news . . . nobody has ever been infected with HIV by receiving oral sex (exposure to saliva). Not a single reported case worldwide! However, it's time to face the truth when it comes to HIV and giving oral sex (exposure... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

Where the Rubber Meets the Road

When used correctly, latex and polyurethane condoms stop the spread of HIV almost 100% of the time. Condoms are like cars: If you have an accident with one, the cause is almost certainly operator error, not mechanical failure. The estimated... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Condom Fact Sheet in Brief

Consistent and correct use of the male latex condom reduces the risk of sexually transmitted disease (STD) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transmission. However, condom use cannot provide absolute protection against any STD. The most... Read more »
Connect With Others


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I recently had sex, protected vaginal and oral with an escort of unknown status.

I think the condom was latex but I'm not positive. Is there a big difference between lambskin and latex as far as feel and looks? I have only used latex and I'm pretty... Read more »

latex condoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If a condom broke, is it something that can go unnoticed? Can HIV pass through a latex condom? If someone has protected sex, do they need to get tested and if so how long after sex? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
pls tell me if all product of "durex" condom is latex or plastic material, How to know the condom is Lambskin?

Read more »

Condom Question Please

Posted by Anonymous
Hello everyone,

I have a few basic questions about condoms. There is somuch onthe Internet that I am really confused.

1-Are latex condoms barriers to HIV? Can it get through? On what basis can it get through?

2-If they are barriers then why are... Read more »