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Old 11-09-2007, 12:49 PM   #1
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Polyurethane condoms

For years, I've had issues with latex condoms: if I am with a partner wearing one, I WILL get a urinary tract infection inside of 24 hours. I like to call it forced good morals, but I've passed up a ridiculous number of viable, desirable opportunities for romantic tete a tetes because of the condom issue, and I'm sick of being ruled by this problem.

Has anyone else had this problem and tried polyurethane condoms with any luck? I'd love to hear others' stories before I condemn myself to another round of antibiotics.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 11-09-2007, 05:38 PM   #2
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http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/408927_2
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Old 11-09-2007, 05:49 PM   #3
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Old 11-09-2007, 08:02 PM   #4
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Weird, because I read it and now I can't see it.
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Old 11-09-2007, 08:06 PM   #5
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Anyway the main points are that they are effective (polyurethane condoms) and that they have a failure rate of around 7% as compared to latex which has a 2% failure rate. It also said that most people did not prefer them and that all condoms should used with other forms of birthcontrol to prevent pregnancy. That was the gist of it...
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Old 11-09-2007, 11:33 PM   #6
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Well, there's always SaranWrap™.

Or the stuff they use to wrap CDs with...
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Old 11-10-2007, 08:29 AM   #7
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Well, there's always SaranWrap™.

Or the stuff they use to wrap CDs with...
Just don't use shrink wrap, she may get the wrong impression about your abilities...

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Old 11-10-2007, 02:26 PM   #8
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Is it definitely the latex that is a problem and not the lubricant?
I had a partner years ago had problems with lubricated condoms, so we just bought non-lube. After all, I was a willing partner and that's sort of taken care of naturally.

Might be worth having a word with your pharmacist.
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Old 11-11-2007, 12:12 AM   #9
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Ya know, Sundae has a point.

The Wife and I are both, apparently, allergic to Nonoxinol-9.

We found out the hard way (no pun intended).
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Old 11-12-2007, 02:05 PM   #10
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Is it definitely the latex that is a problem and not the lubricant?
I had a partner years ago had problems with lubricated condoms, so we just bought non-lube. After all, I was a willing partner and that's sort of taken care of naturally.

Might be worth having a word with your pharmacist.
It's definitely the latex versus the lube. Lubed or non lubed doesn't seem to make a difference.

I bought some polyurethane ones and am anxiously looking forward to seeing a willing friend in a week or so to test the theory
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Old 11-13-2007, 01:16 PM   #11
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What do you guys think of sheep-skin condoms?
I'm having an incredibly hard time getting used to the idea.

My husband said he doesn't think they're that ba-a-a-a-d.

True story.
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Old 11-13-2007, 01:35 PM   #12
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Sheep-skin? What are they called, Little Bo Peepees?
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Old 11-13-2007, 03:54 PM   #13
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Uh... I distinctly remember, they stressed repeatedly in Health class that sheepskin was porous, and sheepskin condoms were significantly less effective against both pregnancy and STDs. Not that STDs would be an issue with your husband, but I imagine staying un-pregnant would be the primary goal...
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Old 11-13-2007, 03:58 PM   #14
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Well- they are called lamb-skin and I just can't get used to the idea of him wearing the skin of an animal to well.....Isn't that a little kinky?
No really, the question is, are they really made out of lamb-skin?
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Old 11-13-2007, 04:21 PM   #15
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I always had problems with latex johnnies. Durex latexfree seemed fine though
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