Durex Fetherlite Condoms
DO CONDOMS TAKE AWAY PLEASURE? NOT THIS ONE!
WHAT THE MY SEXUAL HEALTH DOCTORS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT DUREX FETHERLITE CONDOMS:
"Who would not want to retain as much possible sensation, while still making sure they're safe and protected?"
MY SEXUAL HEALTH DOCTOR'S CAUTION:
"Remember that condoms do not protect you against ALL STIs, especially viruses like HPV and Herpes." If you are concerned about contracting an STI, consult one of our doctors for a thorough check-up. Some STIs may be present for many years without showing any symptoms."
Although condoms are good contraceptives, they are not optimal. "Dual Protection", in which the female partner is on some form of contraceptive and either partner is also using a condom, is recommended in cases where pregnancy is not desired.
Use a safe water-based or silicone lubrication with condoms to prevent breakage.
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU HAVE HAD A CONDOM BREAKAGE:
The short answer is to see a doctor who practices in sexual health, such as one of the My Sexual Health Doctors, immediately.
The discussion will include the need for emergency contraception, Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) to prevent HIV infection, vaccinations to prevent infections such as Hepatitis B, tests for infections such as HIV, Hepatitis B and syphilis, as well as prophylactic treatment to prevent STIs. The management depends on what is known and what is assumed about your partner, but involves some discussion and planning for future management.
DO YOU KNOW ABOUT PrEP - Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis?
PrEP stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. It entails taking a medication called Truvada (or one of its generics) in order to prevent HIV infection. It has been studied in various populations now and it has been proven to be safe and effective.
It is very easy to use - just one pill once a day, with hardly any side-effects. Please note however that taking Truvada when you are already HIV positive may cause serious medical complications, including kidney failure. Please consult one of the My Sexual Health doctors if you are considering the use of Truvada.