Condoms do they work against STDs

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    Sep 14, 2011 11:49 PM GMT
    Since no one is commenting on my thread http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1816118 except a few nice people, I want to talk about this topic.

    Do condoms work against STDs? Or, as Chainers put it, do condamns work? I am freaking out of my mind! So sorry people. icon_sad.gif
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    Sep 14, 2011 11:54 PM GMT
    Herpes= pretty good chance of being protected
    HIV= Unless there's a break in the condom, you're fully protected.

    For gonorrhea & chlamydia, & condom will definitely protect you, but if you've had unprotected oral sex you can be infected in the throat.

    Can't really think of anything else.
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    Sep 15, 2011 12:00 AM GMT
    I didn't have oral sex with this guy. And the condom was fully covered from beginning to the end. I would have known if the condom failed? Well, when he pulled out of me it was still attached to his penis, so it did not slip off. Furthermore, when he pulled it off I saw the pouch did not spill semen everywhere it was intact. I am so sorry to get this graphic but I want to be as clearly as I can be so you can help me with the best course of action. There is no need for testing? Why? Is this considered a very minimal risk?

    I apologize but I do not hook up with people I do not know often, and therefore the crazy index is skyrocketing. =( I sincerely appreciate your comments!
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    Sep 15, 2011 1:02 AM GMT
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    Sep 15, 2011 1:04 AM GMT
    Just use a condom. Every time. Don't think about, "Hm...if he has X and Y STD, should I still use a condom?" JUST FUCKING USE IT. USE IT LIKE IT'S A THREESOME AND THE CONDOM IS ANOTHER HOT STUD THAT TOTALLY WANTS YOUR DICK. icon_eek.gif

    They DO work. Not 100%, as nothing is perfect, but seriously it could save your life.
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    Sep 15, 2011 1:18 AM GMT
    Trollileo said
    Gaymerboy saidJust use a condom. Every time. Don't think about, "Hm...if he has X and Y STD, should I still use a condom?" JUST FUCKING USE IT. USE IT LIKE IT'S A THREESOME AND THE CONDOM IS ANOTHER HOT STUD THAT TOTALLY WANTS YOUR DICK. icon_eek.gif

    They DO work. Not 100%, as nothing is perfect, but seriously it could save your life.
    I hereby award you the title of badass of the week.

    I really like gaymerboy's post too. I am glad I always, always use them. There has never been an exception.
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    Sep 15, 2011 1:21 AM GMT
    lolz
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    Sep 15, 2011 1:24 AM GMT
    Use protection icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Sep 15, 2011 1:27 AM GMT

    take peters advice icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 15, 2011 1:34 AM GMT
    waimea saidSince no one is commenting on my thread [urlhttp://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1816118[/url] except a few nice people, I want to talk about this topic.

    Do condoms work against STDs? Or, as Chainers put it, do condamns work? I am freaking out of my mind! So sorry people. icon_sad.gif


    Condoms are as good as the person who uses them correctly so the problem isn't them. It's the person. Nothing is 100% as someone said earlier but that doesn't mean you can't have that extra bit of protection to help the take edge off. Just be careful and always play safe.

    Know your status and, if possible, know your partner(s) status as well. First line of defense is good old fashion common sense followed by proper usage. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 15, 2011 2:05 AM GMT
    Depends on which STD.

    HIV? Likely...

    Crabs? Not at all
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    Sep 15, 2011 2:06 AM GMT
    Here you go!

    http://hivinsite.ucsf.edu/InSite?page=kb-07-02-02#S2.3X
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    Sep 15, 2011 2:41 AM GMT
    I can really use some more comments I am freaking out
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    Sep 15, 2011 2:46 AM GMT
    Guys, it sounds like he _did_ use one, and maybe found out the guy's STI status after the fact and is worried.

    I just wanted to add that HPV, the virus that causes genital warts, CAN be transmitted through genital contact even if a condom is used. However, I believe that's usually only likely if the person is having a current breakout of warts. Still, if you're able, you might want to find out the guy's status with respect to HPV - it's estimated that over 1/4 of the sexually active population has it.

    Hope all works out.
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    Sep 15, 2011 2:51 AM GMT
    Always use lube (inside and out) with the condom. It helps prevent friction which might cause a condom to rip.
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    Sep 15, 2011 2:55 AM GMT
    BuddyinNYC saidAlways use lube (inside and out) with the condom. It helps prevent friction which might cause a condom to rip.


    He did. I remember.
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    Sep 15, 2011 2:56 AM GMT
    EliStark saidGuys, it sounds like he _did_ use one, and maybe found out the guy's STI status after the fact and is worried.

    I just wanted to add that HPV, the virus that causes genital warts, CAN be transmitted through genital contact even if a condom is used. However, I believe that's usually only likely if the person is having a current breakout of warts. Still, if you're able, you might want to find out the guy's status with respect to HPV - it's estimated that over 1/4 of the sexually active population has it.

    Hope all works out.


    HPV can be transmitted through condoms? What the hell?!?!?!

    icon_eek.gif ?!?!?!

    But what the CDC says here is different:
    http://www.cdc.gov/condomeffectiveness/latex.htm

    CDC websiteGenital ulcer diseases and HPV infections can occur in both male and female genital areas that are covered or protected by a latex condom, as well as in areas that are not covered. Consistent and correct use of latex condoms reduces the risk of genital herpes, syphilis, and chancroid only when the infected area or site of potential exposure is protected. Condom use may reduce the risk for HPV infection and HPV-associated diseases (e.g., genital warts and cervical cancer).
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    Sep 15, 2011 3:02 AM GMT
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    EliStark saidGuys, it sounds like he _did_ use one, and maybe found out the guy's STI status after the fact and is worried.

    I just wanted to add that HPV, the virus that causes genital warts, CAN be transmitted through genital contact even if a condom is used. However, I believe that's usually only likely if the person is having a current breakout of warts. Still, if you're able, you might want to find out the guy's status with respect to HPV - it's estimated that over 1/4 of the sexually active population has it.

    Hope all works out.


    HPV can be transmitted through condoms? What the hell?!?!?!

    icon_eek.gif ?!?!?!


    No no, not _through_ the condom. From the areas that aren't covered by a condom touching each other. Around the base of his cock, his balls, etc.

    I just went to find a link for you and ironically enough, the first hit came from RJ:
    http://www.realjock.com/article/1139

    Check that out for more info.
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    Sep 15, 2011 3:07 AM GMT
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    waimea said
    EliStark saidGuys, it sounds like he _did_ use one, and maybe found out the guy's STI status after the fact and is worried.

    I just wanted to add that HPV, the virus that causes genital warts, CAN be transmitted through genital contact even if a condom is used. However, I believe that's usually only likely if the person is having a current breakout of warts. Still, if you're able, you might want to find out the guy's status with respect to HPV - it's estimated that over 1/4 of the sexually active population has it.

    Hope all works out.


    HPV can be transmitted through condoms? What the hell?!?!?!

    icon_eek.gif ?!?!?!


    No no, not _through_ the condom. From the areas that aren't covered by a condom touching each other. Around the base of his cock, his balls, etc.

    I just went to find a link for you and ironically enough, the first hit came from RJ:
    http://www.realjock.com/article/1139

    Check that out for more info.


    That's so great! I did not see a wart breaking out on his penis last night. Thanks for the link though I will read through it.
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    Sep 15, 2011 3:09 AM GMT
    I've always wondered about condoms that I've seen in porn, where it slides up his dick while he's pulling out. it doesn't seem like it's protecting that well if fluid is able to reach a point on the penis that will soon be under the condom.
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    Sep 15, 2011 3:57 AM GMT
    I'm pretty sure there are thousands of websites, books, pamphlets, and other reading material that could help you out with this. But by all means... take advice from complete strangers on here that think they're experts.
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    Sep 15, 2011 6:06 AM GMT
    Walmea...chill if you can. It's extremely unlikely that you picked up anything. Also if you don't bottom very often it's pretty likely you'd find a small amount of blood down there...not to worry, it's not serious. Just remember most STD's are completely curable. In the next couple weeks if you see or feel anything that wasn't there before, make an appointment to see your Dr. I do like the idea of getting tested just to start your own time line. In an ideal world everyone should get tested. best of luck icon_cool.gif
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    Sep 15, 2011 6:32 AM GMT
    You are freaking out about protected sex! You did what you could to protect yourself, but there will always be a risk of infection, however reduced it may be.
    For peace of mind, just give it a few days (I'd say about a week) and then ask your doc for an STI screening, and ask him for advice if you feel comfortable enough. Your chances of getting HIV are almost nil, and the other STI's can be cured or managed long-term (HPV, HSV) quite successfully. But the only way you'll find peace of mind is by getting tested.

    Hope you don't freak out any more. Try to find a boyfriend so that you can be monogamous and safer.

    Don't worry! Act!

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    Sep 15, 2011 7:43 AM GMT
    Allathlete saidI'm pretty sure there are thousands of websites, books, pamphlets, and other reading material that could help you out with this. But by all means... take advice from complete strangers on here that think they're experts.

    Thank you very much and I have been reading as much as I could.
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    Sep 15, 2011 7:45 AM GMT
    It is good that you are concerned about your sexual health.

    Condoms work against HIV AS LONG AS THEY ARE PUT ON PROPERLY - get a load and practice and use plenty of lube!! Contact your gay men's service (if there is one nearby) if you need advice on this, they are more than happy to go over how condoms put on properly with you (using a condom demonstrator, not literally with you!!!)

    One thing is that some STIs can be transmitted by unprotected oral (as discussed above) and also some by fingering (such as Hepatitis). Its good to have regular STI check ups at a GUM clinic (therefore it will not go onto your medical files.

    Also, with Heptatits, vaccinattions are available for Hepatitis A and B. In the Uk, there has been an outbreak amongst MSM of Hepatitis A recently. Have you been vaccinated? Hepatitis is curable and treatable, though may take some time to shift, so find out about vaccinations if you haven't been already.

    Don't let the fear of STis ruin your sex life - enjoy it - just know how to protect yourself and get tested regularly!

    :O)