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Offline Travellingmac

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Condom question
« on: February 03, 2010, 02:02:44 AM »

Thank you experts, for your substantial effort, advice and time.

Let me first say that I have read a lot about condoms and slippage and breakage in posts and replies, on the links in Ann's signature, and elsewhere online.

Still, my question remains unanswered, or at least directly addressed (I think). As I am a person known and prone to worry, after protected insertive vaginal sex with a sex worker I again started the what if's.

The condom did not break, and it stayed on. However, not fully on. As I tend to withdraw to check the condom from time to time, I noticed the condom slipping slightly down (maximum halfway the shaft), and I slipped it slightly back up.

What I know is that a condom that appears intact and did not slip off the penis is safe.

What I have started attributing risk, is the possibility of vaginal fluids on my unexposed shaft getting underneath the condom as it is slipped slightly back up by me, and then the possibility of the vaginal fluid wandering down the shaft and getting in concact with the mucous membranes.

I have seen questions on slipping condoms that have been slipped back up before, and the reply has always been that so long as it covered the vital part of the penis, its okay. However, I have not seen the scenario I just presented directly addressed, hence this question.

Again, thank you for your help. With a great deal of respect for your time and efforts,


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Re: Condom question
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2010, 05:49:11 AM »

Your question isn't any different. We have had people concerned about fluids getting under/into a slipping condom. Our answer isn't going to be any different. NO RISK.

It sounds like you're using condoms that are far too large for you. If you read through the Condoms are a girls best friend  link in my signature line, you'll know that condoms come in different sizes. Get ones that fit and stop fretting about your NO RISK protected incidents. I hope you're also using condoms with non-sex workers as well. Hiv doesn't discriminate and neither should you.

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Offline Travellingmac

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Re: Condom question
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2010, 08:59:06 AM »
Thank you Ann. Really appreciate it.


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