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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!




September 22, 2020 at 5:54 pm

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



February 12, 2014 at 2:24 pm

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.



August 28, 2014 at 3:31 pm

About 97% Trust me on this!



June 30, 2015 at 7:48 pm


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



August 13, 2016 at 12:25 pm

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



December 23, 2017 at 12:47 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 20, 2019 at 3:03 am

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



December 12, 2020 at 9:29 pm

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.

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