Sex With Condom During Menstrual Cycle

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The Condom Came OffThe Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Mr. Sowadsky, I am a female, and have been having sex with condoms with my partner for just over 3 months. One month ago, we were having sex during my menstrual cycle, and the condom came off inside of me. You have mentioned blood as a vehicle for...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...was infected, you too, would be at risk ofinfection. Once the condom came off, both of you became at risk for HIV andother Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD's). This of course assumes that theother partner was infected.My suggestion to you is... Read more »

OT: Pregnancy

Hi Doc,I'm not usually like this, but I had a one night stand on Monday night. How I feel about... Read more »

Understanding risk levels (SAFER SEX GUIDELINES, SAFER SEX METHODS, 2011)

I understand that sex acts (and life in general) include levels of risk. I get that unprotected... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...tear the condom. Body jewelry in or around your penis or vagina might also tear a condom. Use a new condom every time you have sex, or when the penis moves from the rectum to the vagina. Check the condom during sex, especially if it feels... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...with female-controlled prevention modalities. Women may also be at increased risk of infection during certain phases of their menstrual cycles (7-10 days following ovulation) because of hormonal interactions with the immune system, 13 though... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Factors Associated With Event-Level Anal Sex and Condom Use During Anal Sex Among Adolescent Women

... In the current study, the team set out to examine the distribution of and factors associated with event-level heterosexual anal sex, and of event-level condom use during anal sex, in a group of adolescent women. A total of 387 women, ages 14 Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Condoms Star in a Sex Film With a Message

...starring role. Tau Morena said the film -- entitled "Mapona," or "naked" in the Sotho language -- has "a gentle message about safe sex" because many younger people in the nation still have a "negative attitude towards condoms." The entire cast... Read more »