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Oil Based Lubricant And Condom

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Oil-based lubricants and latex condoms

what do you mean by some lubricants weaken condom... does it make it more elastic and it could break, or does it put little holes in it which then it breaks or what? i used a lubricant that its main ingrediant was purified water, but i noticed at...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...to breakage of the condom. This is why latex condoms (and anything else made of latex) should only be used with water-based lubricants (water-based lubricants will not damage latex). If you used a latex condom, and it came in contact with... Read more »

Can i get hiv if used a condom

I have only sex with women up till the other night i had sex with a transvestite. i let him insert... Read more »

baby oil ???

I have read several answers on the sight about baby oil reducing the effectiveness of comdoms. I... Read more »
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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 »
Black AIDS Institute

Put a Ring on It: Upgrading to FC2 Female Condoms

...upgrade : They're quieter, more comfortable and much cheaper, averaging 86 cents each. You can also use FC2s with oil-based lubricants, unlike latex condoms and FC1s. The FC2 resembles an oversized male condom. The difference is that the FC2... 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 Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

Where the Rubber Meets the Road

...is not kept lubricated is also much more likely to break -- but you should never use oil to lubricate a condom. Oil-based lubricants like Vaseline, cooking oil, Crisco, baby oil, suntan lotion, and most skin moisturizers will dissolve a latex... Read more »
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Condoms are only 85% effective

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...According to "Desperate Housewives" tv show, condoms are only 85% effective in preventing pregnancy so I assume the same holds true for HIV infection. Read more »

how effective are condoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...will be going with some friends to Dominican republic soon and you know how it is down there.. one thing is i always wear a condom and i always check to make sure its not broken or anything.. i hope this phase in my life ends soon, i just dont... Read more »

66 day antibody test, EXPERTS please answer.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi everyone, I was wondering how accurate a 66 day test is. I had sex with condom but we might have used oil-based lubrication. How bad is it to use oil based and how accurate is my test. I heard the state of Read more »

GMan,Dutch, Tesla or anyone- Please answer

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...to lubricate. please tell me what the risk is of hiv, as I have some of the symptoms. and I have read that only water based lubricants should be used and I took a long time to come. Read more »