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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
i'm pretty sure i am allergic to condoms cuz whenever i have protected sex it hurts ..well burns but not with unprotected..
but i'm not allergic to latex tho so i dunno whats up with that..
and i have another question
everytime i have sex with someone i haven't before (only 4 guys) i get a bladder infection whether i use protection or not..

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Could be a latex allergy, or you might be allergic to certain spermicides. Try 'Allergy' condoms, or non-latex condoms instead.

    Having said that, it might be nothing to do with condoms at all. Could be an allergy to bubble bath, a thrush infection, or a number of other things, including STIs. Think about going for a checkup.

    If you have problems every time you have a new partner, make sure you take it slowly the first time, and use some water-based lubricant.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    There are non-latex ones out I think they are called Avanti...

    The bladder problem thing - you may be prone to Cysitis which can be cause by too much sex...

    Try using different hygeine products - no artificial colors, perfumes etc... and used Glycerin based soaps. Even try changing your Washing Machine Powder!!

    Also what may be happening is that the condoms can make a woman more dry and you may be cutting/stretching the skin and making it really sore. Get a big tube'o'lube - KY or something...

    But best advice, Like Karla said - go talk to the doctor about it - especially the bladder thing. Get yourself tested at a clinic - professional, friendly and frankly non-embarrasing... just for peace of mind... plus you can get a supply of the essentials!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    My girlfriend is allergic to the extra safe ones, but not others so it might just be the spermicide stuff that they put on them.
    So i would sya change the type of condom you use and see if that has any effect.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Nonoxynil-9 an HIV killing spermicide has quite a high intollerance rate. Try getting unlubed ones, nonqxynil-9 free ones, and Avanti (non latex) give em all a try and see what does/doesn't affect you. Just pop along to your local GUM and they're all free.
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