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Buggie
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So, our condoms have been breaking frequently. Normally, there's a loud pop, and my boyfriend has always immediately pulled out. Beforehand, this was due to trapped air pockets at the tip of the condom. Once we dealt with that, we noticed it was breaking because of lack of lubrication. When I talked to my doctor, she said there could be tiny tears in the condom before it snaps, which is worrying me. We continually check the condom during sex, and I was wondering if there was a chance we missed anything - can you see tears? I know there is little chance of getting pregnant from pre-ejaculate, and both times my boyfriend assured me that he was far from coming. Any way I could get some peace of mind?
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Heather
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I don't know what on earth your doctor was talking about. Unless she was saying if stored improperly, the latex can degrade -- and that's true -- sounds like her condom education ...well, isn't so hot.

If you store your condoms properly, they're within the expiry date, and where you purchased them from stored them properly, there won't be "tiny tears" to see.

So, how about we figure out the real likely problem here?

Have you now been adding extra lubricant to your condoms (including a couple drops inside them), which is indeed important? And have you been storing them properly and making sure they aren't past the expiry date? leaving the right amount of room at the tip?

[ 09-25-2013, 04:10 PM: Message edited by: Heather ]

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