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condom inside out
« on: August 14, 2006, 07:29:54 PM »
Hello.

I was wondering if one of you experts could help me.  About four weeks ago I had sex with a street prostitute. She placed the condom on my penis but it didn't roll down easily.  It did eventually roll down and we had intercourse. Now I'm worried that the condom may have been inside out. Should this be of concern? I'm starting to freak out here.

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Re: condom inside out
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2006, 07:45:32 PM »
You are kidding? It didn't make a difference even if it was inside out. Gee, what people will do to prolong sex. You were at no risk for HIV.

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Re: condom inside out
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2006, 07:46:00 PM »
No concern. No risk.

The fact that it rolled down AT ALL means it was right-side out. You ought to try and roll down a condom inside out. It's easier to simply swap it out. But even if you DID use a condom inside out, it protects the same.

"Many people, especially in the gay community, turn to oral sex as a safer alternative in the age of AIDS. And with HIV rates rising, people need to remember that oral sex is safer sex. It's a reasonable alternative."

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Re: condom inside out
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2006, 07:54:30 PM »
Thanks alot guys. I feel sooooo much better. I guess protected means protected even if the condom is inside out. Thanks for the quick response and have a nice day.

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Re: condom inside out
« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 08:22:44 AM »
First off,

I want to say thanks to those who take the time to answer questions to
worried guys like me.

I never use condoms for receiving oral sex. I always use one for vaginal sex. I never do anal. I live in an area with a high std/aids rate in baltimore. I have had multiple sex partners in the past but I always put on a latex condom (usually Magnum) before each encounter of vaginal sex and took it off when I was done or about to ejaculate into the females mouth. Here is my problem. On a few encounters, I didn't thouroughly examine the condom after I finished intercourse. I know a condom break is not subtle and I wouldnt have been worried if I didnt start burning when I started to pee.

I also had a rash appear below my belly around the waist around 11 days after one encounter. It started off white and turned red. It was a little itchy but not much. Now Im thinking this is the ars rash. Few weeks later I started to get a discharge and went to a patient first.
So my test results came back positive for gonnahrea. So that means I either caught it from unprotected oral or the condom broke without me noticing. I informed the doctor that I always wear a latex condom before each time i have vaginal sex and take it off after i finsh so that I can avoid HIV. He looked at me and told me, "Condoms do break". I told him yeah i know Doc. So now im really worried. After the rash and the clap all i can think is that the sucker that was suppose to be protecting me wasn't intact and exposed me to this horrible virus. I know im done with girls for good and I can't even stand looking at them now. After years of reading this forum, The body and Medhelp due to irrational fears, this is the first time I'm posting because of a real risk. I always thought protected meant protected and as long as I wore latex condoms consistently (all the time) and correctly (put condom on before insertion, dont reuse) I'm starting to rethink this type of thinking. If only I had held each condom to the light when i was finished instead of rushing to take them off I wouldnt even be worried. I'm going to eventually get tested because it will be the only way to calm my fears but should I be worried? Please help me

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Re: condom inside out
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 09:31:24 AM »
You did not have a risk for HIV because the vaginal sex you had was protected and the oral was not a risk .

Condoms are designed in such a way as to leave no doubt when they fail so you can rest assured you would have noticed . Many stds like gonorrhea are MUCH easier to transmit than hiv and the oral sex you had is a risk for stds ... but NOT HIV .

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid hiv infection:

You need to be using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions until such time as you are in a securely monogamous relationship where you have both tested for ALL sexually transmitted infections together.

To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with an STI.Sex without a condom lasts only a matter of minutes, but hiv is forever.

Have a look through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence.

Although you did not have a risk and do not need to test for this specific incident , anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to hiv testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine check-ups, now is the time to start. As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine hiv tests to return with negative results.

Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than hiv. Some of the other STIs can be present with no obvious symptoms, so the only way to know for sure is to test.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!


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Re: condom inside out
« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 10:22:43 AM »
Please only post in this one thread no matter how long between visits and the subject matter. You can find your thread by going to your profile and selecting show own post and it will take you here .   

 


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