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Dec 7, 2012
When engaging in consensual sex, choosing to use condoms can aid in preventing pregnancy, assisting in preventing the of spread sexually transmitted diseases and infections (STDs/STIs), and adding a little bit of flavor to any sexual rendezvous.
In fact, according the Center for Disease Control (CDC, 2012), when worn properly and consistently, male condoms are highly effective in the prevention of pregnancy and spreading of STDs/STIs, for example HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus).
Condoms are for one time use only. Trojan Condoms recommends you:
Dispose of a used condom by wrapping it in tissue and throwing it in the trash. Wash your hands, genitals and surrounding areas with soap and water. (Trojan Condoms, 2012)
However, there are sites on the internet that allow people to anonymously sell and purchase used condoms with their contents. Even on some main stream sites, such as Experience Project have forms dedicated to obtaining used condoms and their contents, the best way to store used condoms and their contents, and the best ways to use used condoms and their contents. This is risky behavior and can lead to contracting STDs/STIs. These websites are free to join and use, as long as you are 18 years of age or older.
This fetish of ingesting, reusing, wearing, and using used condoms and their contents when masturbating can have negative health outcomes. There is no way for these sites to regulate and screen used condoms and their contents for STDs and STIs, and there is no way for the purchaser to know if they are purchasing used condoms and their contents from an STD/STI free individual.
This serious sexual health issue can be addressed by Comprehensive Sexual Health Education. That covers the transmission of STDs/STIs, Condom Usage and Disposal Information, and Sexuality and Sexual Behaviors.
Another way to address this sexual health issue is by having open dialogue about how this expression of a condom fetish can have adverse effects on a persons’s health. Discussing the possible alternatives to safely pursing a condom fetish may also be helpful in addressing this sexual health issue.
In the end, a person has the right to make their own decisions about how they live and what they do in their bedrooms or living rooms, as long as it is legal. In the end, this is just something to think critically about and raise awareness about the possible adverse effects of utilizing used condoms and their contents.