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If you're looking only for Birth Control protection, you've got four choices, three of which will be discussed below:

The first is another form of birth control. Before you move away from condoms, you need to know the VD/AIDS status of everyone you're having sex with. If you two are monogamous, meaning you don't sleep with anyone else, this is pretty easy. If either of you have sex with multiple partners, you HAVE to use condoms every time you have sex. No options.

The second is the Skin Condom. It's made from sheep intestines. Very expensive--like $2.50 per condom expensive--and they're porous so viruses and germs go right through hence they are no good for disease prevention. But for birth control in a monogamous relationship these are excellent--you can feel each other much better with a skin condom than with a latex one, so sex with a skin condom is really good.

Third is the polyurethane condom. When these came out they were awful--they were fragile and you couldn't feel a damn thing through one. Now they use a much better polymer and I think they're better than latex ones as they transfer heat better. The sweet thing about polyurethane condoms is they're not sensitive to petroleum-based lubricants like latex ones are. A lot of people like scented massage oil during foreplay; it's basically floral-scented baby oil. It will eat right through a latex condom, but it won't do anything to a polyurethane one. These are not available in textures, ribs, studs or other novelty shapes, just plain for now. Also, if you are lucky enough to have a partner who is too big to fit in a poly condom, you are SOL. They only come in one size. Most men will fit in one, but for the more well endowed, well, sleep with someone else.

And fourth is the female condom. Sold as Reality, these are also polyurethane. These are for women who sleep with jerks. If the loser guy you're with won't use a condom, you can put this thing in place, which requires a minor in engineering to accomplish, and have some sort of protection. They're available but they're really expensive.

If I needed non-latex protection, I'd use polyurethane male condoms. They work (better than latex, in my opinion) and they're not outrageously expensive.

There isn't another type of condoms that I am aware of, but there are other forms of birth control. Condoms are your best bet against STDs though. Talk to the pharmacist or your doctor and see if there are other alternatives.

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Q: Is there an alternative to latex condoms if you are allergic?
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How do you keep from having an allergic reaction to condoms?

If you are allergic to latex, use different kind of condoms.

Can condoms irritate the skin?

Yes, if you are allergic to latex. They do make non-latex condoms, but they are more expensive and harder to find.

Can condoms kill you?

No. You can be allergic to the latex in condoms, but even then it couldn't be worse then a small rash.

If you are allergic to latex are you able to wear a condom?

Buy a condom that is not made from latex. There are numerous condoms that are latex free.

What happens if your allergic to condoms?

There's many different material condoms so you may be allergic to latex and not polyuerthane or vice versa. If you notice an allergic reaction go to you doctor ASAP.

Could you be allergic to condoms if you sometimes feel irritation in your genital area after you have protected sex using a certain type of condom?

You could be. Latex could be the culrit. Try latex free condoms or lambskin condoms.

What to do if allergic to latex?

buy non latex condoms...they sell them at any drug store.......also some medicines help against latex allergies

What is latex on condoms used for?

It's not latex ON the condoms. Latex is what the most common condoms are made of.

Could you be allergic to condoms if there was a sore at the opening of your vagina the day after you had protected sex and it went away in two days or could it be something bigger?

i would go to the doctor to check its not an STD, but yes you could be allergic to condoms, the doctor can confirm and allergy to latex and you could use non latex condoms.

Are latex condoms best to prevent pregnancy?

Well latex condoms are good to prevent pregnancy for the most part but as opposed to latex or polyurethane condoms or animal skin condoms are all good but I recommend spermicidal lubricated condoms.

What ingredients are used in latex condoms?


Are non-latex condoms as strong?

Non-latex condoms are not as strong and do not prevent the spread of STDs.

Is it possible to be allergic to latex condoms but not things like latex gloves?

The answer is definitely positive simply because your penis is by far a more sensitive and delicate organ of your body than your fingers.

Is there latex in erasers?

yes there is its latex from recycled condoms

What do you use when you are allergic to condom?

There are condoms made of non-natural products. Although most condoms are made from latex (which some people are allergic to) - there are alternatives made from synthetic substances - such as polyurethane. For the best advice - consult a family-planning clinic - or see your doctor.

If you are allergic to latex are you also allergic to bananas?

Not necessarily. At least one WikiAnswers contributor is allergic to latex but not to bananas.

Does coconut milk contain latex?

Coconuts are in the Latex 'family' meaning if you're allergic to Latex you could be allergic to coconut.

What are the symptoms of an allergy to latex condoms?

Just like allergic to shrimp, nuts, wheat, or girls. The affected areas will swell and become reddish.

Can a person be allergic to condoms?

Yes! Many individuals have an allergy to latex, the primary ingredient in condoms. There are some other options available, discuss it with your physician, or take a walk down the aisle of the drugstore to see them.

Do they make non latex condoms?

Yes, They alo make Lamb Skin Condoms for the people that are alleric to the latex ones.

Allergic to avacados are you allergic to latex?


Can man be allergic to a woman's vaginal secretions?

Yes it may happen, if the mating between the man and the women is regular. During mating, when a man's penis is penetrating a women's vagina, her fluids also contact his penis, and his body may get allergic to it. Condoms can be used to prevent it. However, it is possible to be allergic to condoms as well - latex and/or lambskin.

Are condoms made out of rubber?

Condoms are made of latex, a form of rubber.

Which condoms can prevent STDs?

Latex condoms protect against STIs.

What kind of condoms are there?

The are three types of condoms: Latex, Isoprene, and Urethane. The "standard" condom is latex and .007 inches thick. Premium brand "super thin" condoms are .002 inches thick or close to it. These are much more enjoyable to use for regular sex than standard condoms. However they are not strong enough for anal sex. Use thicker condoms for that stuff. You may see fancy names for condom material like "sheerlon" but these are just trade names for latex. Isoprene is synthetic latex, although they are often promoted as "non-latex" condoms. These condoms were developed for people who are allergic to latex. Another advantage is that they don't have a latex smell. They are premium .002 inches thick condoms. Urethane condoms were developed before isoprene condoms. They are .002 inches thick premium condoms, but urethane is not as stretchy as latex and will not give as snug a fit. Their advantage is that they are resistant to oil. This is useful if you have been using hand lotions or sunscreens. Urethane condoms are also odorless and hypo-allergenic, but they are getting hard to find as most manufacturers switched over to cheaper isoprene for hypo-allergenic condoms. However, if you want to give your partner an oil massage before sex, urethane condoms are a must. Condoms come in different shapes and sizes and have things like ribs and studs to improve the pleasure. See the discussion page for a list of condoms names and their description.