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Lambskin Condoms Vs Latex Any Difference

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Allergic to Latex (CONDOMS, USING CONDOMS, LAMBSKIN CONDOMS)

I am allergic to Latex which seems to be the only type of condom that protect.Is this true? Are there any other alternatives? I read that lambskin does not protect........
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Another QTND (question that never dies) and ATNC (answer that never changes). See below.Dr. BobMy girlfriend is allergic to latex, so we can't use a condom. What other protection is there?Nov 28, 2003 Hello, I'm a teen virgin and so... Read more »

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... Read more »

Risk for top (with lambskin condom)

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to view my question. I am a 24 yr old gay male.About 3 weeks... Read more »
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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 »
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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Women Using Latex Diaphragm With Condoms Had Same HIV Incidence as Those Who Only Used Condoms, Study Says

Women who used latex diaphragms and condoms as an HIV prevention method had the same HIV incidence as those who only used condoms, according to a study published online on Thursday in advance of the July 14 issue of the journal Lancet , the Wall... 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 »
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Lambskin?

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 »

condom

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?

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CONDOM Mechanics-REPLY..comments warmly welcomed!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Dear Mr. Dragon-

Well, this is different yet again from your early posts. I thank you for taking the time to clarify your thinking. I think the most critical thing is that HIV is NOT EASILY transmitted through a condom, as you mentioned. This is a... Read more »