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Can You Have Sex With a Condom If You Have Chlamydia?

You can lower your chances of getting chlamydia and other STDs by using a latex or polyurethane condom every time you have vaginal, anal or oral sex. Avoid using oil-based lubricants or saliva.

It’s important to get a full sexual health check-up and chlamydia test at least once a year, more often if you change partners frequently. Inform your sexual partners that you have chlamydia and encourage them to get tested as well.

What is chlamydia?

Chlamydia is a bacterial infection that can cause STDs and infertility. It can also be passed to a woman’s unborn baby, leading to a miscarriage or pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). It is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections in the UK.

Chlamydia spreads through unprotected sex. It usually causes no symptoms, so many people don’t know they have it. If not treated, chlamydia can lead to serious complications like infertility and chronic pain. It’s easy to diagnose and treat with antibiotics. People under 30 are at greater risk of catching and spreading chlamydia, so they should get tested and treated regularly.

The best way to prevent chlamydia is to abstain from vaginal, anal or oral sex. Condoms can help to reduce the risk of STIs, but they are not 100 percent effective. The best way to protect yourself is to practice safe sex by using condoms and water-based lubricant for all types of sex. Also, if you are in a long-term, monogamous relationship, it’s a good idea to ask your partner to get tested and treated for chlamydia.

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How do I get chlamydia?

Chlamydia is an extremely common sexually transmitted infection (STI). Women can get chlamydia in their cervix, vagina or anal area. Men can get chlamydia from the urethra, penis or rectum. Chlamydia can also be spread by sharing sex toys and oral sex. Chlamydia can cause serious, lasting damage to a woman’s reproductive system and increase her risk of pregnancy loss.

Most people with chlamydia don’t have any symptoms. This can make it hard to know if you or your partner have the infection. Chlamydia is easy to treat with antibiotics.

You can prevent chlamydia by using a condom during sexual intercourse, especially during anal or vaginal sex. You can also reduce your risk of chlamydia by practicing safe sex and using a condom with each new sexual partner. Use a latex condom with lubricant and be sure to use it correctly. Avoid oral sex and only have sex with a partner who has been tested for chlamydia and other STIs. Get regular STI screening tests, including for chlamydia and gonorrhea.

Can I get chlamydia with a condom?

Chlamydia is spread through sexual contact, usually from a man to a woman. The best way to prevent chlamydia is to avoid oral, anal or vaginal sex and use condoms with water-based lubricant every time you have sex. You should also get screened regularly for chlamydia and other STIs. Women can get a chlamydia screening during their cervical cancer screening test and men can screen for chlamydia during their STD testing visit.

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Chlamydial infections often do not cause any symptoms, so many people who have chlamydia don’t know they are infected. This means that people who have unprotected sex can spread the infection to their new partners and to long-term partners without knowing they’re infected.

The surest way to avoid getting chlamydia and other STDs is to abstain from anal, vaginal or oral sex and to be in a long-term, mutually monogamous relationship with a partner who has been tested and knows they are uninfected. However, if you don’t have any of these options, a latex male condom can protect against most STIs including chlamydia and can significantly lower your risk of both giving and receiving the disease.

Can I get chlamydia with a male condom?

Chlamydia is spread through vaginal, anal or oral sex. It can also spread from a woman to her baby during childbirth. Men can get chlamydia from the urethra or epididymis (the tube that carries sperm from the testicles). Chlamydia is easy to clear up with antibiotics, but left untreated it can lead to serious health problems later in life. That’s why it’s important to get STI screenings regularly — especially if you have multiple sexual partners.

Condoms protect against most STDs, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis. When used correctly, latex and polyurethane condoms are estimated to be 98% effective. But they don’t prevent all STIs. Herpes, genital warts, and syphilis are spread by direct contact with the sores of someone who has them. Symptoms of these infections can take weeks, months or even years to appear.

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To reduce the risk of catching or spreading chlamydia, use a male latex or polyurethane condom each time you have oral, anal or vaginal sex. Limiting the number of sexual partners you have is another way to lower your risk. You can also avoid sex with anyone who has open sores, like those from an STI.

Can I get chlamydia with a female condom?

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that can be spread during oral, vaginal or anal sex. It often has no symptoms, so people may not know they have it. People can also pass it to their unborn baby during pregnancy. Chlamydia can cause serious health problems if it is not treated. Condoms are the best way to protect yourself against STIs. When used correctly, they can protect against chlamydia, gonorrhoea, trichomoniasis, HIV and hepatitis B.

If you have a latex condom, you can use it by squeezing the sides of the inner ring together and inserting into the vagina, similar to using a tampon. The thin outer ring should remain outside the vagina. Make sure you do not touch the inner ring with anything sharp or rough.

A female condom can be used to prevent sperm from entering the womb, but it does not protect against other diseases that are spread through skin-to-skin contact, such as herpes, genital warts and syphilis. Practicing abstinence or mutual monogamy is the most effective way to avoid STIs, but if you do not want to abstain, using latex condoms consistently and correctly can reduce your risk.