Lambskin Condoms? Effective birth control or sexual novelty item?

Lambskin Condoms? Effective birth control or sexual novelty item?

ShercockHolmes ShercockHolmes
I am sensitive to latex.
I went to a sex shop and the lady there told me not to try lambskin condoms because they don't protect against stds or pregnancy. She said that the last person who came in the store and bought lambskin came back yelling saying that she got pregnant while using them with her boyfriend. I also asked a doctor (who works at the county health department) and she said that she wouldn't recommend them. Although she did say they might make good use to put over a latex condom if allergic. she also said polyurethane could work for that too. But, I must say, I looked that up and supposedly 'doublebagging' increases the risk of condom failure. what the heck?! I'm really confused on this now because on the planned parenthood website lambskin is ranked with all male condoms as only having like a 2-15% failure rate. I find this hard to believe considering hearing how that last customer got pregnant trying lambskin for the first time. Not to mention how the doctor didn't recommend it. I also somehow find it hard to believe that a type of condom used in the 1800s could have the same success rate as a latex or polyurethane condom. I'm wondering when the last study on lambskin condoms was actually conducted? How is it, that a material so porous could end up preventing pregnancy, but NOT STDs? And what is it about Lambskins that *supposedly* makes it so stimulating?
01/19/2010
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El-Jaro El-Jaro
Quote:
Originally posted by ShercockHolmes
I am sensitive to latex.
I went to a sex shop and the lady there told me not to try lambskin condoms because they don't protect against stds or pregnancy. She said that the last person who came in the store and bought lambskin came back ...
Latex sensitivity sucks.

I've only used lamb skin once. It was ok. I just think it's too expensive for getting your scrump on.
01/19/2010
EffinSara EffinSara
According to Wikipedia, Lambskin condoms are okay at preventing pregnancy but don't really protect against STDs. link

I'm also sensitive to latex and have had a lot of success with the Lifestyles Skyn condoms. It's more expensive, so once you decide you like it you should order online in semi-bulk.
01/20/2010
EffinSara EffinSara
Also, think about it. Not everything that is microscopic is the same size. Viruses are absolutely teeny tiny when compared to the size of sperm. So, the larger sperm doesn't make it through the pore while other, smaller things do.
01/20/2010
Miss Cinnamon Miss Cinnamon
Quote:
Originally posted by ShercockHolmes
I am sensitive to latex.
I went to a sex shop and the lady there told me not to try lambskin condoms because they don't protect against stds or pregnancy. She said that the last person who came in the store and bought lambskin came back ...
Lambskin condoms are advertised as a contraceptive (prevents pregnancy), but they do NOT protect against STDs. How is this possible? Sperm cells and your average bacterium are different sizes. Bacteria are, for the most part, smaller than sperm. And viral particles? Way smaller. It's like when you dump different sized particles into a sieve. Some of them make it through, some don't.

The condom may have a 2-15% failure rate, but that only means that 15 in 100 women using this type of condom will get pregnant (in theory). She was one of those (un)lucky 15. It's 100% for the couple that gets pregnant. Also, many do not practice proper condom use. Some guys only put on the condom right before they cum, thinking that this will prevent pregnancy. It does not! Pre-ejaculate fluid contains sperm cells, just far fewer than full ejaculate.
01/20/2010
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by Miss Cinnamon
Lambskin condoms are advertised as a contraceptive (prevents pregnancy), but they do NOT protect against STDs. How is this possible? Sperm cells and your average bacterium are different sizes. Bacteria are, for the most part, smaller than sperm. And ...
Some studies seem to show that the sperm in pre-cumj are more vigorous and live longer than the sperm in full ejaculate as well. So it's sometimes more dangerous to wait to put on the condom! It could also be why the rythm method fails so often.
01/31/2010
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