[Question #7784] Condom protection with rough oral sex

 
26 days ago
Hello Doctor,

I am a circumised male and usually use the same condom for first getting protected blowjob and 
then having protected  vaginal sex with only one condom using for both acts
(First getting protected blowjob and after having protected vaginal sex with only one condom).

The issue is that I  have a relatively big penis, 
becuase of this reason,
when I get the blowjob there is a relatively strong rubbing of the partner's teeth with the condom during the blowjob.
And afterwards I continue to vaginal sex with the same condom.

I have 3 general questions :

1.     Is it safe and preventing HIV during vaginal sex when I use 
        the same condom for vaginal sex after such oral sex
        with strong teeth rubbing on the condom?

2.     What are the chances of condom damage/holes in condom after 
        such oral sex with strong teeth rubbing on the condom?

3.    If after such oral sex with strong teeth rubbing on the condom,
       the condom looks intact with no damage,
       is it safe and preventing HIV to continue to vaginal sex with the same condom which 
       was used for the oral sex before?

The reason I am asking these questions is that usually most sexual partners
think that they do not need to change the condom after oral sex before vaginal sex.
So I just want to know your opinion regarding this issuee.

Thank you
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
26 days ago
Welcome to our forum and thanks for your question I’ll be glad to provide some information. Condoms remain the most effective mechanism for prevention of acquisition a variety of STI‘s following exposure to a potentially infected partner. Condoms are designed to be used to single time. When used normally and throughout sex condoms break about 1% of the time. Scientific studies show that condom breakage is somewhat more likely with rectal sex and with new sexual partners. There are no scientific data regarding the impact of rough, prolong, or exposure to teeth on risk of breakage. Having said that however,Using the same condom for two independent sex sex is logically likely to increase the risk of breakage.  My advice would be to change condoms between sex acts. EWH---