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Unread 05-26-2008, 09:33 PM   #1
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Are condoms really that good in protecting against pregnancy?

Friend of mine said (and his wife was there to back the story) that he got his wife pregnant and they used a condom every time.

I think they forgot one time, but wasn't about to call them out on a lie.

Now I'm kinda worried, cause I do the bar scene, and rely solely on condoms.

His wife said that they are only about 80% effective, and not to believe the Trojan 98% bs.

Hmmmmm...

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Unread 05-26-2008, 09:38 PM   #2
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Well i belive the 98% thing, but technically that means that out of 100 times, 2 of those times will result in a possibility of pregnancy (one gets past the fence, no idea if it can swim the distance) But if u think about that 2 out of a hundred is a fair bit.

My advice is throw in some spermicide, it would further reduce the risk and also pray for the male pill to make it to the market
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Unread 05-26-2008, 09:43 PM   #3
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if they try to put the condom on the wrong way, then turn it around and put in on, well if there was any sperm on the condom, then it would enter the woman. it still a long shot.
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Unread 05-26-2008, 09:46 PM   #4
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Well obviously if you found one couple who had a pregnancy while using a condom that immediately refutes all validity to the claims of the manufacturers.

Regardless though, if you were at the Horse Track and you were given a lead that a horse had a 98% chance of winning, would you bet on it? Would you still bet if it only had an 80% chance of winning?
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Unread 05-26-2008, 10:06 PM   #5
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They are 98% effective or whatever. I read a study a little while ago that had 100 couples use just condoms for an entire year and only one of them ended up pregnant. I'll try and find it no guarantees though.
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Unread 05-26-2008, 10:09 PM   #6
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i believe they are stated as being 98% effective when properly used.


IE: only once, mounted correctly, no girlfriend applied pinholes
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Unread 05-26-2008, 10:27 PM   #7
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Snip snip pal. J/K. I’ve never known a married couple that used condoms. Or at least, non of them shard this info with me. My wife was on the pill from since we met. To the patch, the ring, and finally she decided on an IUD. You have no idea really…

I don’t want kids, but if it happens, it happens.
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Unread 05-26-2008, 10:30 PM   #8
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They are something like 99% effective when used properly. Im not sure how people mange to use them IMPROPERLY, but I guess it happens. And then it drops down to like 75-80% effective.

So just make sure you dont use magnums if you dont need them, and remember not to put it on inside out.
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Unread 05-26-2008, 10:31 PM   #9
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I think that due to your life style, you don't have to worry
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So just make sure you dont use magnums if you dont need them,
but they make me feel good about my self
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Unread 05-27-2008, 07:00 AM   #11
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Cheap brand condoms will break on you - we've had several Durex brand condoms break during sexytime. Never a problem with Trojan. Get spermicidal gunk for extra protection in case of break anyway.
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i believe they are stated as being 98% effective when properly used.


IE: only once, mounted correctly, no girlfriend applied pinholes
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Yup. There are a myriad of videos on the intertubes that offer suggestions on where best to finish.
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trojan's suck .. only brand that consistently broke on me

how many times did your married friend get preggers while using condoms? more than once?
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Unread 05-27-2008, 09:56 PM   #15
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Has no one thought of the possibility that yes, she may have used condoms everytime with her husband, but what about a little something on the side.

Did they do a DNA test afterwards to prove it was his, I mean I believe in trust and all but I wouldn't rule out the possibility.
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