from home abortion kits and female self-sterilization kits offered for sale on the
Internet, warns the FDA. None of these kits have been approved by the FDA and can cause
heavy bleeding, birth defects and even death.
Did you know that oil
immediately creates holes in latex? Vaseline, lotions and even whip cream contain oil and
will weaken or break your condom. Make sure you use latex compatible lubricants, or if you
must use oils be sure to wear a polyurethane condom. Polyurethane is safe to use with oil and
water based lubricants......Be safe.
Mineral oil is a common
ingredient in many lotions. According to the Center for Disease Control, within as little
as 60 seconds of exposure, a 90% decrease in latex strength will occur. To demonstrate,
blow up a latex condom, place a dab of oil or lotion on it and watch it explode! Moral of
the story? Dont use oil on latex.
Warning! Novelty condoms
and Lambskin, or natural condoms, are not effective in the prevention of disease.
For best protection, be sure to use only quality latex or polyurethane condoms.
Did you Know that heat
contact with latex will increase the chance of breakage? Hot temperatures, humidity, and
even ultraviolet light can contribute to the deterioration of your virtuous condoms. So
keep your condoms out of the glove box, and if in doubt, toss em out. We'll get you
should not be recommended as a preventive
measure against HIV. Nonoxynol-9 is a spermicide
commonly found on condoms and in lubricants. Statistics show
some people are allergic to nonoxynol-9 and may develop a rash or irritation which can make
them more susceptible to infections. Studies
have found nonoxynol-9 to do more harm than good when it
comes to safe sex
A commonly held
misperception is that latex contains tiny "holes" that allow the passage of HIV.
This is false. Laboratory studies show that intact latex condoms provide a highly
effective barrier to sperm and micro-organisms, including HIV and the much smaller
Hepatitis B virus. (Information provided by Centers for Disease Control and The World
have shown that a condom is less likely to break when
lubricated properly with a condom safe water based
lubricant. Place a small drop of lube on the inside of the
condom, this will greatly reduce the chance of the condom
breaking due to friction.
Myth #1 condoms
dont work. Myth #2 condoms frequently break. Myth # 3 HIV can pass through condoms.
Myth #4 Rip n Roll Education promotes sexual activity. The fact
is, condoms are highly effective when
used consistently and correctly. condoms work. The future is in our hands, we must
educate our children with facts, not myths.