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How Does A Condom Work

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Do extra thin condoms work?

I see the extra thin condoms like these my question is if they are safe to use to prevent STD or should I use the regular thickness condom. I see lots of conflicting info and I want to know your opinion....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...tip to catch the baby batter. Just pinch the tip of the condom (not your tallywhacker) as you roll it down.As you unroll it, work out any air bubbles by stroking the shaft in a downward direction. (Yes, you all know how to stroke the shaft, but... Read more »


Hey there Dr Bob,I am writing to this forum to tell all those people from ABSTINENCE ONLY... Read more »

Condoms work- they have saved me from STDs

hi Dr,I read your forum 2 years ago when I thought I had HIV just because I had sex with escorts.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nepal Village Women Mail Condoms for Husbands Working Abroad

...Nepal's Pang village are taking a two-prong approach to protect their families against HIV. In addition to writing their husbands working overseas and asking them not to have sex with other women, the wives are also mailing condoms to the men in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

It Works, but Female Condom Neglected in Anti-AIDS Battle

... "The public still knows very little about" the female condom, despite its "incredibly high rate of acceptability" among both men and women, Oxfam's Jim Clarken said at the recent 18th International Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Chicago Tribune Profiles Work of South African Catholic Bishop Who Promotes Condom Use

...believes that condoms "are a key to saving lives," even though the Catholic Church bans the use of contraceptives. Dowling works in a poor area of South Africa outside of Rustenburg, west of Pretoria, where many women engage in commercial sex... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...HIV infection to spread. Nonoxynol-9 should not be used as a way to prevent HIV infection. Condom Myths Condoms don't work: Studies show condoms are 80% to 97% effective in preventing HIV transmission if they are used correctly every time... Read more »
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do condom really work ?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...are getting infected and they say they had no exposure to a person with HIV maybe they got it from Kissing or even sex with a condom ? or sitting in the hot tub or bathroom shower in a health club floor. Since these people are getting infected... Read more »

Oral sex and condom issue!

Posted by gbv22, 1 Reply
...and was a little sleep deprived so I don't know if this is the cause. Also she commented after sex about how condoms don't work, leads me to think she doesn't use them. Should I be worried, should I get tested? Read more »

Another HIV from condom question

Posted by hetero, 1 Reply out with this- about my risk, and also about my fears? My latest sexual activities have involved protected sex with sex workers. (Sex workers in Asia see at least 5 men a day). At one time, after sex, I had used a tissue to wipe the... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...source of that data at my side. However, anyone interested can find this data on the net rather easily. HERE'S WHY CONDOM'S WORK HOWEVER... 1. The latex condom provides a "Virtual" second layer of skin. The skin on the penis is very strong, yet... Read more »