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Is it saer to use thicker rubber aka rubber pants covering a guys penis with lots of lube and a condom? I thought I would ask this since it came up in a conversation I was having online. Or is it safer to just use a latex condom period?
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You'd be hard-pressed to find rubber pants that allowed themselves to be formed around an erection AND allowed themselves to be worn during penetration.

To say the least.

Condoms are not made of rubber. They are made of latex (or polyurethane). It isn't just the containment but the latex itself which helps prevent the spread of STDs and STIs.

So, even if what you're imagining were out there, using a latex condom for ALL genital and genital/oral contact provides as much protection as anything can, save being completely celibate.

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Furthermore, rubber pants which are sold for fashion or "novelty" purposes haven't undergone any testing of their effectiveness for purposes of contraception or STD prevention, whereas condoms have to undergo rigorous testing.
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