Dear Alice, I am a peer health educator at Texas Tech University and I am putting together a health fair on condom usage for students. The "Condom Olympics" will be held in a dorm. I was wondering if you had any suggestions for information my group could use or any suggestions on games that we could play to teach people how to use condoms correctly. ^ 'Are polyurethane condoms as effective as latex ones?'. Go Ask Alice!. February 22, Archived from the original on May 30, Retrieved ^ 'Prefers polyurethane protection'. Go Ask Alice!. March 4, Archived from the original on June 9, Retrieved ^ a b c 'Allergic to Latex? You Can Still Have Safer Sex'.
For more information on the safety of and the protection provided by these condoms, take a look at the Q&As in the Condom category of the Go Ask Alice! archives. Lastly, since you're interested in lubes and there are a number of them that are compatible with non-latex barriers, you may want to check out What is lube? to learn even more about. Apr 14, · In an interview with Bitch Magazine about contraception, Laura Eldridge, a women’s health writer, said this about the male condom, “with the barrier methods we have the issue of waste”¦A latex.
Dear Alice, Avanti is the make of a condom that is made from polyurethane rather than latex. I prefer this type of condom over latex as they can be thinner and they transmit heat better than latex. Recently the boxes have stickers on them warning that the condoms safety vis a vis HIV transmission is unknown. You can also remove the ring of a non-latex condom and cut down the length of it to make a rectangular dam substitute. Go Ask Alice! is not an emergency or instant response service. If you are in an urgent situation, please visit our Emergency page to view a list of 24 hour support services and hotlines.
Latex condoms are not composed of percent latex, though. Another material used to make condoms, lambskin, is also biodegradable, but it does not protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV. Unfortunately, condoms made of polyurethane, a plastic material, do not break down at all. Dear Alice, Some years ago my doctor, after using a pair of latex gloves to examine me, confirmed that I was allergic to latex. She recommended that I use polyurethane condoms when having sex which is what I have been doing ever since. The .