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When Can A Condom Leak From The Base

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Leak from the base

Dear Shannon, If a man had protected sex with a woman, after ejaculation continued to thrust. The penis get weak, this results to leak from the base of the condom. Does the man risk getting HIV? I was told the HIV virus can transmit between the male...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

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HiThe person more at risk at this point is the woman. As the fluid leaking out would then be entering her vaginal area and could be exposing her. If the man does not have any sores or cuts on his penis or his groin area the risk of transmission is... Read more »

condom breakage, leak, cost

Hi Dr. Joel My girlfriend is a Jewish American Princess. She insists I use a suede condom. Can a... Read more »

Leaking condom

If a condom does leak, is the male or female at risk for HIV or other STD's? AFter I had sex... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rates of Condom and Non-Condom-Based Anal Intercourse Practices Among Homosexually Active Men in Australia: Deliberate HIV Risk Reduction?

"Three decades into the HIV epidemic and with the advancement of HIV treatments, condom and non-condom-based anal intercourse among gay men in resource-rich countries needs to be re-assessed," the authors wrote to introduce the current study. The... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

India-Based Company to Begin Selling Female Condoms; Government Considering Subsidizing Them for Sex Workers

India-based Hindustan Latex on Friday said it will begin selling female condoms in the country next month to help curb the spread of HIV, the Associated Press reports. M. Ayyappan, managing director of Hindustan Latex, said the company initially... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

School-Based Condom Education and Its Relations With Diagnoses of and Testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Men in the United States

The study's authors note that potential associations between school-based condom education and sexual health outcomes, including STD diagnoses, are not well understood. In the current study, sexually active men over age 18 were asked whether they... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Sun Examines New York City's Internet-Based Condom Distribution Campaign

The New York Sun on Tuesday examined the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene 's condom distribution program, which supplies more than 1.5 million condoms monthly at no cost via a Web site as part of an initiative to curb the... Read more »
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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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Condom and pinhole question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I found this one a fact sheet that someone else on here had posted:

Laboratory studies generally have found that viruses do not pass through intact latex condoms,
even when the devices are stretched and stressed. While intact condoms prevent the... 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 »

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 »