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"An Armour against pleasure, and a cobweb against infection" – Has the condom withstood the test of time

Condoms originally invented for preventing pregnancies have recently also been under intense scrutiny to look at their role in protection against sexually transmitted diseases (e.g. Gonorrhea and 25 other related conditions) and HIV. //

Condoms undoubtedly provide protection even the most famous lover of all, Casanova in the 17th century was using condom for both birth control and for protection against infection. The question now is that how much protection do they provide and how foolproof are they. The varieties of the

Two types of male condoms are available. These are usually Latex and polyurethane condoms. The other less popular condoms are lambskin condoms, or natural condoms.

Latex condoms provide excellent protection against STDs, the lambskin condoms provide no protection and the Polyurethane condoms provide some protection against STDs, although it is still not clear just how much.

What one needs to understand is that only some STDs are passed through the body fluids like the semen or vaginal secretion. The STDs that are passed through semen and blood include HIV/AIDS virus, hepatitis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea, whereas syphilis, herpes and human papillomavirus (also known as genital warts) occur on the skin of genitalia and can get passed from one partner to another even if a condom is used.

The effectiveness of a condom against STDs also depends on whether the condom was stored correctly, used correctly and if it was used all the time.

No Latex and polyurethane condoms are 100% effective in preventing STDs. The best protection is not to have sex. However as this is not a practical solution it is best to use a condom. To lessen the chances of getting an STD it is also recommended to use one partner who does not have an STD and who is not having sex with anyone else.

A recent study shows that incorrect use of Condom can lead to increased risk of gonorrhea infection. The st
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