Can You Use Two Condoms for Extra Protection?enteenshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/T-expertAnswersRev-enHD-AR1.jpgFind out what the experts have to say.condom, condoms, using more than one condom, using two condoms, doubling up on condoms, more condoms, extra condom, are two condoms better than one?, 2 condoms, 2 condoms better than 105/03/200702/06/201702/06/2017Steven Dowshen, MD01/01/2017d65967b8-24d8-49ea-9840-96d86d43e498https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/2-condoms.html/<p><em>Can you use two condoms for extra protection?<br /> </em>&ndash; <em>Walter*</em></p> <p>No, you should never use more than one <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/contraception-condom.html/">condom</a> at a time. Using two condoms actually offers less protection than using just one. Why? Using two condoms can cause friction between them, weakening the material and increasing the chance that the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/condom-tore.html/">condoms might break</a>.</p> <p>No other method of <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/bc-chart.html/">birth control</a> is as successful at protecting people against <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/std.html/">sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)</a> as a condom. So <em>always</em> use a condom if you are having any kind of sex (vaginal, anal, or oral). But just one at a time!</p> <p><em>*Names have been changed to protect user privacy.</em></p>
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