Journal article

Does additional lubrication affect condom slippage and breakage?

AMA Smith, D Jolley, J Hocking, K Benton, J Gerofi

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STD & AIDS | ROYAL SOC MEDICINE PRESS LTD | Published : 1998

Abstract

The risk of condom slippage (1.94%) and breakage (0.89%) among 3607 condoms was analysed with respect to the use of additional lubricant. Whether or not lubricant was used, the site at which it was applied and the type of lubricant used were all found to vary significantly with the type of sexual act(s) for which the condoms were used. Little evidence was found for differing effects of type of additional lubricant (water-based, saliva or other) or site of lubricant use (on penis/inside condom, on condom, in vagina/anus). The use of lubricant more than doubles the risk of slippage for vaginal sex. While anal sex is associated with much higher risks of slippage the use of lubricant for this pr..

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