Do condoms protect against all chances of STD's?

  • infinitefrien...

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    Oct 27, 2014 4:51 PM GMT
    Do they protect against STD's completely? So should I be 100% worry free (as long as it does not rip)?


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    Oct 27, 2014 4:59 PM GMT
    infinitefriend9 saidDo they protect against STD's completely? So should I be 100% worry free (as long as it does not rip)?


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    No they don't stop all STI (STD) is old descriptor. The important thing to note they are 98% or more when used properly against STI's which are in the bodily fluids but not against STI's such as lice (crabs) or other STIs which don't rely on being in bodily fluids.

    Best to use a multitude of strategies and look for any signs there might be something wrong such excessive itching if a guy you sleeping with has crabs. Condoms are still the most effective prevention methods overall.

    Google sexually transmitted infections in gay men and you will find the info you want
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    Oct 27, 2014 5:18 PM GMT
    No, some STDs are contracted thru skin contact such as herpes and warts.
  • tj85016

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    Oct 27, 2014 5:19 PM GMT
    no, not at all
  • infinitefrien...

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    Oct 27, 2014 7:30 PM GMT
    Erik101 saidNo, some STDs are contracted thru skin contact such as herpes and warts.


    How can one protect against these (other than abstinence)
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    Oct 27, 2014 8:43 PM GMT
    Have an STI check together before you have sex for the first time. This is probably something that a pair of gay guys has never done before.
  • HottJoe

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    Oct 27, 2014 9:06 PM GMT
    Ohno saidHave an STI check together before you have sex for the first time. This is probably something that a pair of gay guys has never done before.

    That's because you need at least least two pairs or three of a kind.
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    Oct 27, 2014 9:07 PM GMT
    infinitefriend9 said
    Erik101 saidNo, some STDs are contracted thru skin contact such as herpes and warts.

    How can one protect against these (other than abstinence)

    You cannot protect 100%. Therefore a risk assessment is necessary. How much risk you are willing to accept is up to you.

    Some, but not all STDs will give visual warnings, depending upon how advanced they are. And you may not always have adequate lighting to examine a guy's stuff before you start messing with it.

    Discharge from the urethra, sores, inflammation, warts, can all be observed if you know what to look for. Crabs are quite small, hidden in the hair, you almost have to use a magnifying glass.

    Still, a condom protects against some of the big dangers, especially HIV. Latex still seems more impereable than synthetic materials. Dangers of course include breakage, slippage, and spillage. And a guy who does you doggie style. I always reached behind me and confirmed it was there (except for my late poz partrner, who had my absolute trust).
  • HndsmKansan

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    Oct 27, 2014 9:13 PM GMT
    I would certainly agree that it helps as pointed about above, but definitely not the "end all" for STD's.
    I think you really have to be very aware of what you are seeing with your partner, which might be difficult when the focus is, diverted to a point...
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    Oct 28, 2014 8:29 AM GMT
    You could wear a full body condom like he does in The Naked Gun. You would be safe from everything then
  • kew1

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    Oct 28, 2014 11:17 AM GMT
    Ohno saidYou could wear a full body condom like he does in The Naked Gun. You would be safe from everything then

    Or try this...........

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    I remembered seeing something like this on "the word".
  • Saffron69

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    Oct 28, 2014 4:48 PM GMT
    No they don't but please keep using them they may mean the difference between a happy life n one of never-ending mantaince. The only thing that prevents STDs 100% is abstinence... and jerking off lmao! The next best thing is a monogamous relationship where u still both use condoms. Its so easy for people to be in a long-term relationship and stop totally stupid... cant predict if one u gets drunk or becomes a total prick n cheats by than ul be out of the habit of condoms n that cud be bad
  • HottJoe

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    Oct 28, 2014 5:36 PM GMT
    Ohno saidYou could wear a full body condom like he does in The Naked Gun. You would be safe from everything then

    Yes, but you'll probably fall down the stairs.
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    Oct 28, 2014 6:46 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    Ohno saidYou could wear a full body condom like he does in The Naked Gun. You would be safe from everything then

    Yes, but you'll probably fall down the stairs.

    have sex downstairs then
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    Oct 28, 2014 11:06 PM GMT
    someone slept through health class i see...
  • jo2hotbod

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    Oct 28, 2014 11:32 PM GMT
    Condoms prevent 100% of the std's you would have otherwise gotten had you not worn them that they prevent. I wear them when I
    Piss in public to be safe.
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    Oct 29, 2014 12:06 AM GMT
    Damn, I wanted to embed the safe sex segment from The Naked Gun, but can't. Have we now lost that function here, too? This is getting fucking ridiculous anymore. Well, here's the URL link:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyBrCwiq5ZY
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    Oct 29, 2014 12:10 AM GMT
    jo2hotbod saidCondoms prevent 100% of the std's you would have otherwise gotten had you not worn them that they prevent. I wear them when I
    Piss in public to be safe.


    wat lol do you sterilize condoms before using them as well ?
  • cometbro

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    Oct 29, 2014 2:14 AM GMT
    Genital herpes can grow outside of the condom protection area so be safe
  • wesv

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    Oct 29, 2014 7:51 AM GMT
    Crabs are still possible from pubes.
  • tj85016

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    Oct 29, 2014 8:22 PM GMT
    don't forget head lice lol
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    Oct 29, 2014 8:35 PM GMT
    First get vaccinated for papillomavirus and hepatitis A and B, and then just use a condom, and immediately afterward take a large dose of antibiotics (for syphilis and gonorrhea), take valtrex (for herpes), take flagyl (for giardia), bathe in DDT (for scabies and lice) and prepare for genital warts (don't know if there is anything you can take to prevent them.) You should be reasonably safe except for some other protozoan parasites (amoebas). Welcome to sex in the 21st century. Continue to worry.
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    Oct 30, 2014 4:38 AM GMT
    Is this guy for real with this question....!¿! icon_question.gif
  • Marko89

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    Oct 31, 2014 1:25 AM GMT
    Art_Deco saidDamn, I wanted to embed the safe sex segment from The Naked Gun, but can't. Have we now lost that function here, too? This is getting fucking ridiculous anymore. Well, here's the URL link:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyBrCwiq5ZY


    Hahahaha I haven't seen that movie in ages.
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    Oct 31, 2014 2:58 AM GMT
    Puppenjunge saidFirst get vaccinated for papillomavirus and hepatitis A and B, and then just use a condom, and immediately afterward take a large dose of antibiotics (for syphilis and gonorrhea), take valtrex (for herpes), take flagyl (for giardia), bathe in DDT (for scabies and lice) and prepare for genital warts (don't know if there is anything you can take to prevent them.) You should be reasonably safe except for some other protozoan parasites (amoebas). Welcome to sex in the 21st century. Continue to worry.


    Reminds me of the following snippet of lyrics:

    Scratch the Cab
    We can grab the local
    Let's get to the love scene, my friend
    Which means look, maybe touch
    But beyond that not too much
    Dumb love in the city at century's end

    "Century's End" by Donald Fagen