Lost Condom
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It’s an awkward topic, yet surprisingly common – a condom getting lost during intimate moments.

This situation is not exclusive to a few; it’s something that anyone might encounter, and understanding how to handle it is vital for both health and peace of mind.

So, why does this happen?

There are a few reasons a condom might slip off, ranging from being the wrong size, incorrect usage, to even breakage.

The consequences?

They extend from unintended pregnancies to the risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Ever found yourself wondering if the condom might have been accidentally flushed away?

It’s crucial to be certain because a lost condom inside the body, especially in the vagina, can increase the risk of infections. If there’s any doubt, it’s important to seek an examination by a healthcare professional.

What to Do in the Moment?

If this happens to you, remember these steps:

  • Keep Calm: Stay composed and think through the situation.
  • Gentle Retrieval: If the condom is inside the body, it can typically be removed safely.
  • There may be a need for Emergency Contraception
  • STI Testing: To be on the safe side, getting tested for STIs is advisable.

Prevention Strategies

To prevent such incidents:

  1. Proper Condom Use: Ensure using correct-sized condoms.
  2. Find the Right Fit: It’s essential to use a condom that fits well. There’s a variety to choose from to find the best fit.

When to Consult a Doctor?

If a condom can’t be retrieved or the person is experiencing symptoms of infection or discomfort, one should consult a doctor. It’s important to address these concerns without delay.

In Summary

Dealing with a lost condom can be uncomfortable, but it’s a crucial aspect of sexual health. It’s essential that professionals approach these situations with understanding and knowledge and without any stigma.

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Mahantesh Karoshi
Mahantesh Karoshi

I'm a Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist and Women's Health Expert. I believe in educating my patients to contribute to achieving the best possible clinical and holistic outcomes. By taking this approach, I enable and empower my patients whilst addressing their issues and concerns. I run a private practice with an extremely high standard of professionalism. My patients are directly involved in their care and management in all stages. My approach to my patient's problems is built on dedication and passion, drawing on analytical thinking and my on-time honored reading, teaching medical professionals nationally and internationally.