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Condoms are safe enough?

yes' 90%
yes but need safe lube
depends on quality of brand
some 60% safety
you never know

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Offline yairsinho

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Condoms, not strong n safe any more?
« on: December 20, 2009, 12:41:50 pm »
 Been in a support group for HIV+ MSM for a Year!
  Can't tell much about personal tales , but I found some frigtning cohincidence of tales
about creaking, ripping off, leaking condoms.  None of the guys there, are trainees in safe sex, but
no one admite there was a out-of-date  batch, nor unadecuate lube.

Al l are talking  of taking  very meticulous meassures use of rubber and lube
! Still, they have plenty "accidents"!
 All agreed , condoms aren't safe at all!      Do any buddy agree with my pals State of Sex Seccurity??

(I don't, as far as I did Safe Sex, good normal Condo-Brand, and some normal Silicone or Water Lube lotion was 99% safe)
poz since 2002 (acute HIV infection)
CD4 450 VL<50
2003 no meds
2005 decided to go back to meds
Sustiva+Viread+Epivir (behavior troubles)2005
Kaletra+Viread+ Epivir
Norvir+Prezista+Truvada April 2009
CD4 750  VL<50
cd4 700  vl<40

Offline CapeCodder

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Re: Condoms, not strong n safe any more?
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2009, 01:31:08 pm »
Condoms are certainly a barrier to help prevent HIV, Pregnancy and a host of other STD's. There is no guarantee that they will prevent any of the above from occurring, however if you use a good water based lubricant, the chances of breaking or tearing the condom, are slimmer than if you used them dry. Additionally, most of the brands of condoms that you buy off a drugstore shelf are not specifically designed for anal sex. They are designed for vaginal sex and primarily to prevent pregnancy.

There are many companies that produce extra strong latex condoms,designed specifically for male to male sex. There are also sheepskin condoms that are designed for those people that are allergic to latex (though they are not as strong or considered as safe as latex)

Condoms are 99% effective in reducing the exchange of bodily fluids but there is truly no such thing as safe sex, that's why the terminology was changed to "Safer Sex"a few years back.

Don't let the above information deter you from being a sexual person if that's what you desire, just know how to properly place one on and use the appropriate lubrication. If you are a male, engaging in anal sex, DO NOT use spermicide or nonoxinol 9, as these are proven to substantially reduce the strength of the condoms.
Find a guy who calls you handsome instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang up on him, who will lie under the stars and listen to your heartbeat or will stay awake just to watch you sleep. Wait for the guy who kisses your forehead, who wants to show you off to the world when you're in sweats, who holds your hand in front of his friends and is constantly reminding you of how much he cares and how lucky he is to have you. He's the guy who turns to his friends and says, 'That's The One!'

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Re: Condoms, not strong n safe any more?
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2009, 02:00:02 pm »

There are also sheepskin condoms that are designed for those people that are allergic to latex (though they are not as strong or considered as safe as latex)

Sheepskin condoms should NOT be used to prevent hiv infection - because they don't. Polyurethane condoms (Avanti) should be used in the case of latex allergy or sensitivity.

Read through all three condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use them with confidence. A correctly stored and used condom rarely breaks.

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