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I just saw one of your posts on the past forum topics
you said to a guy who had sex with a Chinese condom at Thailand
``As long as the condom was use Latex, Polyurethane or Polyisoprene and didn't fail you were never at risk.``
On my question , i asked you that i used an expired condom that was an unknown brand in Bosnia, and it was not saying if it was Latex or Polyurethane or Polisoprene ,the condom did not fail , i checked after sex with water?
But no information if it s latex or polyurethane or polisoprene, but pretty sure it was not natural condom ,because i guess they are expensive and a sex worker wouldnt use that ,but the condoms were expired 2009 , and there was only lot number written.
Should i get tested?
I know this is frustrating for you , but pls forgive me,
The ONLY condom that wouldn't protect you from HIV in an intact state, would be a natural, or lambskin condom. You wouldn't miss it...they look very different, and feel different. Google a picture.
While using an expired condom isn't a great idea because you are risking a condom break..yours didn't, so you have nothing to worry about. You could use a condom that was a 100 years old...as long as it didn't break, you're fine. They don't wear down or anything over time, to let the virus seep in. If it's not broken, it worked...end of story.
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