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*Misty*
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I want to know how effective a condom is? What are your chances of getting pregnant if it is used propely? What are the chances of a condom breaking? Is it more effective if 2 condoms are used for more protection.
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Heather
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When used properly -- for ALL direct genital contact, from start to finish, with room left in the tip, quality condoms AND latex-safe lubricant additionally -- condoms are highly effective. In that perfect use, they're about 97% effective.

A condom is not likely to break unless it is put on without room left in the tip, and/or used without the addition of latex-safe lubricant -- not just what is already on the condom.

Do NOT use two condoms at once. That not only creates extra friction, which will make breakage more likely, it's going to leave your partner feeling little to nothing.

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