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Female Condom To Prevent Bleeding During Sex

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AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...However, in rare cases HIV can get into the body through healthy mucous membranes. The risk of infection is much higher if the membranes are damaged. The most common artificial barrier is a condom for men. You can also use a female condom to protect the vagina or rectum during intercourse. Fact Sheet 153 has more information on condoms. Lubricants can increase sexual stimulation. They also reduce the chance that condoms or other barriers...
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Femal Condoms

Are female condoms as safe and effective in preventing HIV as traditional male condoms? The ones I have seen are the "FC" female condoms and are made of polyurethane.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Female condoms are made of polyurethane. HIV cannot permeate intact polyurethane. No way. No how. Consequently, if the female (or male) condom Read more »

Female condoms...yes or no ?

I have recently tried the female condom to help my neg. partner feel more natural during sex. Although the directions say it is an excellent preventer of HIV/Aids and other STD's, I heard through non professionals that it is not recommended for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Female condoms for guy-on-guy backdoor action . . . yes or no? I'd say maybe! Female condoms are made from polyurethane. HIV cannot permeate Read more »

Making Gay Anal Sex Less Painful

I am a homosexual male who has only had anal sex once. And it hurt me real bad. Was it supposed to or not? Also, my partner did not use a condom but he said he pulled out before he came. Should i be worried and get it checked, also considering, i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...leak across natural skin condoms. In the 1990s, polyurethane condoms were introduced in both "male" and "female" varieties (the female condom will be discussed below). Polyurethane condoms, like those made of latex, effectively contain viruses in... Read more »

precautions for a 3s (SAFER SEX TECHNIQUES)

Hi Doctor Bob!First let me start thanking you for the great help you were when we first found out my brother was HIV+. I have to admit my HIV-AIDS knowledge was almost non-existant, and it was the getting informed what helped us go through it.Ok,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...leak across natural skin condoms. In the 1990s, polyurethane condoms were introduced in both "male" and "female" varieties (the female condom will be discussed below). Polyurethane condoms, like those made of latex, effectively contain viruses in... Read more »
Articles
Black AIDS Institute

Female Condoms Prevent HIV, So Why Aren't They Marketed to Gay and Bi Men?

...Recently Gordon decided to conduct an informal experiment. Actually, more of an "I wonder what would happen if I placed a bin of female condoms next to the popular male-condom-bucket" experiment. He was surprised. "No one took them," he says. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kenya: Assessment of Changes in Condom Use Among Female Sex Workers in a Prospective Cohort Study Introducing Diaphragm Use for Disease Prevention

... In the current study, the researchers assessed changes in condom use rate and number of sex partners among 140 female sex workers in Kibera, Kenya, who participated in a six-month study of diaphragm use to prevent STDs Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Understanding the Dynamics of Condom Use Among Female Sex Workers in China

...study examines "the complex relationships between multiple levels of determinant factors of condom use with clients among female sex workers in China" through the use of "a hypothesized theoretical model that combines concepts from the health... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

... Safer Sex Why Practice Safer Sex? Pregnancy Guidelines Why Latex? Safe Sex Guidelines Read more »
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Vaginal Bleeding

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Is Bleeding a symptom of HIV or Aids ? in the Vagina or Penis Read more »

receiving oral sex from partner with bleeding gums

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hello...great job on the boards everyone. I am fretting over here, and wonder if you can help. I am female, and I received oral sex from a man with a sketchy sexual history. He has very poor teeth, and I assume bleeding gums, although I can't be... Read more »

Female condom(damp)

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...how safe is to have anal sex by using a female condom in the receiver, where the damp did not brake. Read more »

Anyone using the female condom?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
... is any female who's positive been using the female condom since being diagnosed? Any comments about it? thanks Read more »