eg. How do you approach an STD test with a new partner?

What are the chances of someone using a condom and still getting a STD?

Asked by on September 29, 2013

I want to be more educated on sex and the risks of having sex because no one has ever taught me about safe sex and the risks [I am 16]. Most of it seems like common sense. I have found most of what I need to know on line but I am just curious if using a condom to protect yourself from a STD is the same as using a condom to prevent getting pregnant. Is there still an equal chance that you can get a STD? What are the chances of someone using a condom and still getting a STD? Thanks!





October 2, 2013 at 10:16 am

There is always a risk of infection during intercourse, less though with a condom...


Liz A  

September 30, 2013 at 8:24 am

It is ALWAYS a good idea to protect yourself, and I commend you on wanting to be more knowledgeable and learn more about this. Condoms will REDUCE your risk of things like pregnancy and SOME STD’s, but it will NOT eliminate it. As you should know, not even pregnancy is 100% covered by condoms. You are even still at risk for contracting things like HPV (human papaloma virus) which can be to blame for some types of cervical cancer and genital warts, herpes, gonorrhea and of course the big one HIV. Again, I want to tell you how much I commend you for wanting to learn, but at the same time I must stress: Please, you are only 16. Take this information and learn from it…..and use it only when you’re ready.



October 1, 2013 at 10:27 am

There is ALWAYS the chance. Herpes and HPV are from skin to skin contact and a condom doesn’t cover every area of a man or woman. Condoms REDUCE the risk. These std’s can also be spread through oral sex.

The best prevention of course is abstinence…next to each partner getting tested and a clear STD history the chance for std’s will always be there.


Andrea M  

October 3, 2013 at 10:04 am

There is always a possibility of getting an STD with a condom, but chances are very small.



October 3, 2013 at 10:06 am

Condoms will reduce your risk but as with pregnancy it is not a guarenteed prevention. There may still be every chance of getting an STD such as herpes.



October 4, 2013 at 10:04 am

About 97% Trust me on this!



October 5, 2013 at 10:19 pm

If you use a condom correctly 100% of the time pretty much the only thing your at risk for is herpes..Trust me on this, I don’t know what some of these other people are talking about but that’s why they make condoms for protection



October 24, 2014 at 10:05 am


It will be as effective as preventing STD as it’s preventing pregnancy.

Just use them carefully and follow the lovely diagrams on the leaflet lol


tori maxwell  

April 15, 2018 at 11:15 am

there is no warranty that you are 100 percent free from STD even if you are always using a condom. The condom is only a protection. the possibility of wrongly usage or leak is still possible to happen. In Chlamydia, gonorrhea and genital herpes case…you still possible to get infected since those STD can be transmitted through oral, anal and vaginal contact

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