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Health Information:

Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Learn more about how to prevent and heal your body from these diseases:

   Venereal Diseases
   Bacterial Vaginosis
   Human Papilloma Virus
   Anal Warts

Shaving Prevention
Prevent pubic shaving sores that lead to open gateways for STDs.

   Razor Burn
   Ingrown Hair

Pap Smear
Pap smear test can detect early signs of HPV and help prevent cervical cancer.

   Pap Smear

Vaginal Yeast Infection
Yeast infections seem to be only rarely passed from one person to another through sexual contact.

A male partner of a woman with a yeast infection usually will have no symptoms, but some men may get an itchy rash on the penis.

   Vaginal Yeast Infection

 

How to use male condoms to help prevent STDs.

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Learn how to use male condoms.


How Do I Properly Use a Male Condom?

If used properly, latex condoms are effective against pregnancy, HIV infection, and other sexually transmitted diseases.

How to use a condom:

  • Use a new condom every time - Use a new condom before each sex act.

  • Putting the condom on - 1. Squeeze tip of condom to remove air. 2. When penis is erect (before any sexual contact), place condom on tip and roll down all the way.

  • Taking the condom off - 1. Withdraw penis while still erect. 2. Hold on to rim of condom while you withdraw so nothing spills.

  • Lubricants - Do not use oil-based lubricants such as Vaseline petroleum jelly, mineral oil, vegetable oil or cold cream as these can break the condom.

  • Condom Storage - Store at room temperature. Do not use if the condom appears brittle.

  • Latex Allergy - Do not use a latex condom if you or your partner has any background of allergy to products containing latex.

  • Spermicidal Lubricants - Condoms lubricated with Nonoxynol-9 combine a latex condom and a spermicidal lubricant.The spermicide reduces the number of active sperm.

  • Condom Effectiveness - No prophylactic can guarantee 100% effectiveness, latex condoms, if propoerly used will help reduce the risk of HIV infection and many other sexually transmitted diseases.

 

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