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Offline dtk

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Tiny tear in condom
« on: November 26, 2011, 11:24:39 AM »
Hello

Heres my story. Im actually a rational person, and know that my risk is quite minor... but this is what happened.

I put on a condom yesterday and while i was inserting it into the guy and my penis was fully into him, i felt a tiny rip and within a literal second of feeling that, i withdrew took off the condom and used baby wipes that were near by and quickly wiped my penis down.

I also forced myself to pee a couple minutes after.

When i went back to examine the condom, where the head of my penis would have been in the condom, there was a tiny tear, about 1/2 a centimeter in diamater.

The person i was with reassured me that he was negative becuse he had to test it for insurance puposes last month.

Am I at risk? I was exposed for a about a second through a tiny half a centimeter tear in my condom around the head of my penis.

someone please tell me everything is ok :(((((((

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Tiny tear in condom
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2011, 11:29:48 AM »
Condoms don't get tiny rips, when a condom fails it fails catastrophically.

Offline dtk

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Re: Tiny tear in condom
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2011, 11:31:44 AM »
Condoms don't get tiny rips, when a condom fails it fails catastrophically.

i dont know what youre implying, but my condom has a tiny hole/rip. I saved it so i can examine it in more detail.

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Tiny tear in condom
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2011, 11:35:00 AM »
Sorry bud it doesn't happen that way.

Offline dtk

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Re: Tiny tear in condom
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2011, 11:35:58 AM »
Sorry bud it doesn't happen that way.

So you think i came here and made this all up for fun???

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Re: Tiny tear in condom
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2011, 11:38:39 AM »
You wouldn't be the first, happens everyday.

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Re: Tiny tear in condom
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2011, 12:49:28 PM »
DT,

I think what Rodney means is that when condoms rip, the rip won't be so tiny that you cannot see it. You were able to see it, so perhaps "tiny" isn't the best way to describe it. If you had carried on for some time after it ripped, it would have gotten bigger, no doubt.

Your risk is very much on the low end of the scale but you would be wise to test as your hiv status is nothing to guess about. I've yet to see the insertive partner end up positive over a condom break - and that includes broken condoms that were hugely broken.

The earliest you should test is at six weeks, as the vast majority of people who have actually been infected will seroconvert and test positive by this time. A six week negative must be confirmed at the three month point, but is highly unlikely to change.

A correctly used condom rarely breaks, so make sure you read through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use them correctly and with confidence.

The two leading causes of condom breakage are...

1. Not making sure there is no air bubble in the tip, particularly when using condoms with a reservoir tip. You need to pinch the tip while rolling it down. Give it a firm stroke from tip to base while looking at the tip. If there is air in the tip, roll it back up and try again.

2. Not using enough lube. You need to use a water-based lube and plenty of it, even if the condom is a brand that comes pre-lubed. That's not enough when having anal intercourse.

I fully expect you to test negative, but you'd be wise to test. Don't forget to check for all the other, more easily transmitted STIs as well. Some of them can be present with no obvious symptoms and testing is the only way to detect them.

Ann
« Last Edit: November 26, 2011, 12:51:59 PM by Ann »
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Offline dtk

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Re: Tiny tear in condom
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2011, 12:15:41 PM »
DT,

I think what Rodney means is that when condoms rip, the rip won't be so tiny that you cannot see it. You were able to see it, so perhaps "tiny" isn't the best way to describe it. If you had carried on for some time after it ripped, it would have gotten bigger, no doubt.

Your risk is very much on the low end of the scale but you would be wise to test as your hiv status is nothing to guess about. I've yet to see the insertive partner end up positive over a condom break - and that includes broken condoms that were hugely broken.

The earliest you should test is at six weeks, as the vast majority of people who have actually been infected will seroconvert and test positive by this time. A six week negative must be confirmed at the three month point, but is highly unlikely to change.

A correctly used condom rarely breaks, so make sure you read through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use them correctly and with confidence.

The two leading causes of condom breakage are...

1. Not making sure there is no air bubble in the tip, particularly when using condoms with a reservoir tip. You need to pinch the tip while rolling it down. Give it a firm stroke from tip to base while looking at the tip. If there is air in the tip, roll it back up and try again.

2. Not using enough lube. You need to use a water-based lube and plenty of it, even if the condom is a brand that comes pre-lubed. That's not enough when having anal intercourse.

I fully expect you to test negative, but you'd be wise to test. Don't forget to check for all the other, more easily transmitted STIs as well. Some of them can be present with no obvious symptoms and testing is the only way to detect them.

Ann

Thanks Ann..

Another question. The fact that the head of my penis was exposed for about a second, is that enough time for transmission to occur?

Did wiping it down right away help? Also, when I peed, would that neutralize any thing that could have gone into my urethra?

Also, andy what is your opinion about this?

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Re: Tiny tear in condom
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2011, 12:38:46 PM »
dtk,

While it is theoretically possible, it is HIGHLY improbable. As I said, I've yet to see the insertive partner end up positive after a condom break, even when the condom had broken several minutes before it was noticed.

Hiv is a fragile, difficult to transmit virus and it is more difficult to transmit to the insertive partner (you, in this case) rather than the receptive partner.

While you should test to make certain, I fully expect you to test negative.

You'll just have to get busy with other things while you wait for the appropriate time to test. And stay off internet hiv websites. They'll only feed your worst fears - but they won't do a thing to change your test results. And again, I expect a negative result.

Ann
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