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Risk From Condom Leakage From Base

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Table of Contents What Are Condoms? What Are They Made Of? How Are Condoms Used? Using a Male Condom Using a Female Condom Nonoxynol-9 Condom Myths The Bottom Line What Are Condoms? A condom is a tube made of thin, flexible material. It is closed at one end. Condoms have been used for hundreds of years to prevent pregnancy by keeping a man's semen out of a woman's vagina. Condoms also help prevent diseases that are...
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Condom breaking at base. What's my risk?

Richard:Four weeks ago while on vacation I had an encounter with an escort. I wore a condom while she performed oral sex on me. As I entered her for vaginal intercourse, the condom broke. She noticed it instantly and I immediately pulled out....
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:I would not be concerned. Since the condom was still covering the head of your penis, her fluids stayed out of your urethra, and that is where the main concern for HIV transmission would come in. In health,Richard... Read more »

Condom broke at the base

I was having sex with a guy and the condom broke at the base. He saw it and we stopped having sex.the top of the condom was ok and his penis was covered.. he did no ejaculate ...I checked the condom and it was a hole only in the base close to the...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
HelloBased on your description of the condom and what happened after you noticed the break, I would say your risk of infection is very low. You can certainly continue the PEP if you are concerned and are tolerating the medications but my guess is... Read more »

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
Hi. Thank you for your question. When latex comes in contact with anything that is oil-based, a chemical reaction occurs which breaks down and weakens the latex, making it more likely to have small holes in it, and finally leading to breakage of... Read more »

What is my risk based on activity?

I recently had sex with a prostitute. This is without a doubt the dumbest thing I have ever done. A latex condom was used during both the brief oral sex which she performed on me and the vaginal sex act. The intercourse lasted only a short time (2-3...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. The fact that you were using a latexcondom significantly reduced your risk for HIV and other Sexually TransmittedDiseases (STD's). As long as the condom was used correctly, and it didn'tbreak, leak, or... Read more »
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Condom Breakage - level of risk?

Posted by worriedbrit, 1 Reply
Morning all from across the pond.... wondered if anyone could help a worried Brit who has made the mistake of visiting too many websites for information and ended up focusing on the worst case scenarios!

This site appears to be extremely "level... Read more »

Standard vs. DNA Based Testing

Posted by cluelessluke, 1 Reply
Hello all!

A little over three weeks ago I had a high risk event. The condom broke with a partner with an unknown status. (I'm gay and was the insertive partner)

He said he was confident that he does not have HIV due to his safe sex habits and low... Read more »

condom spilling at the base

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is this possible? I always used protection but he never held it the base when pulling out all these other websites suggest this as safe sex....................Now, I'm even more scared..........

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protected sex with bleeding and using oil based lubricant

Posted by moe35, 1 Reply
Hi, I had protected sex with a sex worker who I noticed bled a little bit which was not noticeable until we finished. She was using an oil based lubricant. I was using an extra safe condom (thicker) and well known brand. Fearing the worst, I tested... Read more »