Copy By: Beth Gillette Feature Image By: Condoms always seemed like a great method of birth control. Then, I started having some negative reactions. I went to the doctor after experiencing painful sex and vaginal bleeding I know, TMI, but whatever, this is for your own good! First, she said I needed to always be using condoms okay, I can do that , but then she suggested I could be allergic to my partner.
What Are the Symptoms of a Latex Condom Allergy?
Allergic to Condom: Latex, Spermicide, Symptoms, and More
It also prevents sexually transmitted diseases and HIV infection, which is a major reason of morbidity and mortality. Condom allergy can occur in women as well as in men. Most of the condom allergy in women is caused due to the use of latex rubber condom. This symptoms associated with the allergic reaction may last from a few minutes to several hours.
Condom Allergies Aren't Just About Latex
As such, many people feel that polyisoprene condoms provide a sensation profile that is far more similar to their latex counterparts. There's a good reason for that, polyisoprene is the synthetic form of latex. In other words, it's latex made in a laboratory rather than natural rubber latex, which is made in a tree. Confused as to why a latex product is being recommended as an option for people with latex allergies?
Sarah Jacoby Photographed by Megan Madden. When you're getting hot and heavy with a new partner and reach for some protection, you're probably not worrying about a condom allergy. And they can make having safer sex a serious pain.