Does the male condom cause a latex allergy?

How our community feel they have been impacted by a latex allergy on the male condom

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

None or not sure

95%

Quite a bit

3%

A great deal

2%

Out of the 65 reviews for the male condom, 0 people (0%) reported a latex allergy.

Reviewers that reported a latex allergy as a side effect

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Male condom  
Used for 3 - 6 mo
25 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  8th Mar 24

Male condom  

You would need a lot of lube as it is not naturally liberated.

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Somewhat positive mood

2 more effects

0 helpful

0 comments

Male condom  
Used for 8+ yr
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  6th Jul 21

Male condom  

A very reliable method of contraception as long as you know how to put it on properly! There is also a 30 minute limit on how long you should use one to make sure it's stays effective and prevent breaking/slipping. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/contraception/condom-tips/ Trying different brands and types until you find one you both like is key to satisfaction with using them. Also lube really helps. Currently using during the fertile window of my cycle, determined by the fertility awareness method I use (symptothermal method).


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 1 - 3 mo
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  28th Dec 19

I don't enjoy condoms - it interrupts the process of sex and recently I have used it it has completely thrown my vagina out of synch and I had a crazy irritation, dryness that nearly tipped over to BV/thrush. I also feel it definitely numbs the sensation and it feels more like you are having sex with an object as opposed to skin on skin contact. But it's good to keep STIs at bay and it is sure way to enjoy sex without getting pregnant so it is the right solution with a short term partner.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Male condom common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

28% of the male condom reviewers reported vaginal dryness

15% of the male condom reviewers reported vaginal discharge

15% of the male condom reviewers reported thrush

6% of the male condom reviewers reported cystitis

6% of the male condom reviewers reported tender breasts


Possible the male condom side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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