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Both Sexes Wearing A Condom

Published: May 14, 2012
Dear TeenHealthFX,
is sex still pleasurable if both sexes wear a condom?
Signed: Both Sexes Wearing A Condom

Dear Both Sexes Wearing A Condom,

 

A female condom and a male condom should never be used at the same time. Friction between them can cause them to bunch up or tear. If you are going to have vaginal intercourse and want to use a condom, then FX recommends that you choose either a male condom OR a female condom, but not to use both simultaneously.

To learn more about male and female condoms, including the pros and cons of each, please read the answer to Updated Birth Control Information. You can also read this question/answer to learn more about other forms of birth control and what is generally recommended for teens when it comes to preventing unwanted pregnancies and the transmission of STIs.

If a couple is looking to increase pleasure or sensation when having sex while using a condom, ribbed and textured condoms can be experimented with to see which brands/kinds work best to increase pleasure for both partners. FX strongly recommends that you do not forego the condom altogether because you are worried using one will not feel as pleasurable. Teens who do not use condoms during sexual activity significantly increase their chances of unwanted pregnancies and the transmissions of STIs – so make sure you use protection.

If you have any more questions about birth control methods, or are interested in learning about the best methods of birth control for you, please speak with you primary care physician, gynecologist, or adolescent medicine specialist. If you don't have a doctor and live in northern New Jersey, you can call the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health at 973-971-6475 for an appointment or Girl’s Street – A Young Woman’s Health Program – at 908.522.2555. You can also contact your local teen health center or Planned Parenthood, or call your insurance company for a list of in-network providers.

Signed: TeenHealthFX

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