Do condoms work in pool water?

Do condoms work in pool water?

Do condoms work in pool water?

When underwater, condoms have a higher chance of breaking due to decreased lubrication. Water can also leak into the condom and cause slippage. Trojan brand condoms even warn on their box specifically against using their product underwater because these conditions may compromise the effectiveness of the product.

Does chlorine affect condoms?

"Though the salt in seawater would not have adverse effects on condom materials, there is a strong possibility that the chemicals used in swimming pools (chlorine and ozone, for example) would," a Durex spokesperson told LiveScience. Heat of any kind could break the condom down.

Do condoms dissolve in water?

Yes. Latex condoms can be used safely in the shower or pool and water will not affect the strength of the latex. However, you must remember not to use an oil based lubricant or to use bath/shower items like gels and soaps because they can weaken the condom.

Can a condom be used in the water?

  • “Condoms can still be used in the water,” says Annabelle Knight, Lovehoney sexpert, “but it is important to make sure, as with any time after sex, that you check the condom didn’t slip off or break during sex. Ensuring you use the correct shape and size is the best way to avoid this from happening.”

Is it possible to get an STI in the pool?

  • STIs transmitted via skin-to-skin contact or through bodily fluids are still possible, explains Jackie. While using a barrier like a dental dam or condom is better than no barrier at all, these barriers are much (!) less effective in the pool.

Is it safe to use suntan oil on a condom?

  • “Condoms reduce the risk of unwanted pregnancy and STI transmission, and using a condom-safe lube can also reduce friction,” says O’Reilly. “If you’re using suntan oil, be sure to shower before using the condom, as oil can increase the risk of condom breakage.”

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