[Question #4008] Vaginal Ovule Tablets Egg shaped - No Condom Break

33 months ago
Hi Dr

Sorry to bother you again, but i m going crazy and need your help.

I had condom protected sex with a high end irani escort in dubai tonight, she is on resident visa and as per law they have to get tested every 3 years to renew resident visa.

The reason why i m freaking out is after sex i could smell some odour from the vaginal secretion on the condom, when i asked her she said she inserts this egg shaped pill every time before she meets a customer that protects her from pregancy and infections.

What sort of pill is that which prevents pregnancy and protects against infections?

When i went on google it said vaginal suppository ovule tablets can damage or corrode the latex which made me freak out that sex was unsafe and she either had a yeast infection for which she took this pill and that may have corroded latex and infected me.

My condom did not break, i tested by filling water as well.

She was also carrying a durex condom and seemed carefull too as she works in a day job as graphic designer and does this once in a while for extra income.

Please tell me what should i tell my mind and how should i handle this?












H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
33 months ago
Welcome back to the forum, but sorry you found it necessary. You should not need to check with us about every sexual exposure you have. So far, all have been low or zero risk for HIV and other STDs, including this one. If you have vaginal or anal sex with a condom that doesn't break, the exposure was zero to low risk. No other details matter, no matter what anxiety-producing information you might find on the internet.

Oil based lubricants or other products can weaken latex condoms so that they break. They do not lead to microscopic leaks. If the condom didn't break, protection was complete and there is no concern about the composition of the "ovule" used by your partner. I cannot say what that product was -- perhaps a spermicide, which would protect against both pregnancy and perhaps some infections. (Spermicides increase the risk of HIV, but only for the exposed female, not for her male partners.) Or maybe some sort of anti-yeast or antibiotic product. 

By the way, the "water test" for condoms is meaningless and unnecessary. The idea of small defects that would significantly increase infection risk is an urban myth. Again, if the condom doesn't break wide open, protection is complete.

In general, escorts -- i.e. expensive female sex workers by appointment -- are believed to be quite safe, with low risk for HIV and other active STDs. And it sounds like you had a careful partner who knows how to protect herself and therefore is unlikely to have HIV. And the condom worked. You really needn't worry about this event and do not need testing for HIV or other STDs.

I hope this information is helpful. Let me know if anything isn't clear.

HHH, MD

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33 months ago
Thank you Dr.

I read this online too about spermicides which freaked me further cause this was new information.

Cause no girls i have had sex with in the past adopted such methods.

Perhaps she was too scared of pregnancy.

So corrosion or condom damage resulting in breakage is the only reason to worry.

If the condom did not break, i shud just relax and sleep peacefully without the need for testing.

Correct?




H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
33 months ago
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33 months ago
Sorry Dr 

Just one last question to clear my mind:

So even if she had put any spermicide, ovule or tablet before sex, that would have not created any pores in the condom for the transmission to occur right?

Cos some Ryan M Kull from body.com posted a scary response to a poster with a similar question that latex would become permeable with oil lubricant.

Thank you for your time Dr.






H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
33 months ago
I don't recognize that name; he certainly isn't an established HIV/AIDS expert of any note. In any case, I'm not going to debate alternate perspectives and advice that can be found on various websites:  you can find whatever you want on the web. We stand by our expertise and advice on this forum. You were not at risk. Suck it up and believe it. And anyway, did you read my comments above? About the low chance your partner has HIV? Also entirely unprotected vaginal sex with an infected woman carries 1 chance in 2,500 of transmitting the virus. That's equivalent to daily sex with infected women for 7 years before transmission might be likely. That's why many spouses of infected persons never catch HIV themselves (which perhaps you didn't know).

That concludes this thread. Let's make this your last question about condom protected exposures, OK?
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