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Lambskin Condoms

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Updated May 29, 2009

Lambskin Condoms

Lambskin Condom

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Definition: Lambskin condoms (also known as natural condoms) are a type of male condom. They are a birth control method that consists of a sheath, made from the intestinal membrane of a lamb, and are designed to cover the penis during sexual intercourse for contraceptive purposes. Lambskin condoms are the oldest type of all condoms. In fact, there are records of lambskin condom use during the early part of the Roman Empire. As compared to latex or polyurethane, the lambskin is reported to have a more natural feel which leads to a different type of sensitivity. Many men report they cannot even feel them on. So they are the closest thing to not wearing a condom at all. Naturalamb condoms also transmit warmth better than latex ones. Small pores (or holes) in lambskin condoms make them ineffective in protecting against sexually transmitted diseases since the viruses that cause STDs can enter through these pores. Natural condoms DO provide pregnancy protection since the pores are too small for sperm to pass through. These condoms are more expensive than latex condoms but are a good alternative for people who are allergic to latex.

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Pronunciation: lamb•skin [lam-skin] con•dom [kon-duhm]
Also Known As: Natural Condoms, Naturalamb, Trojan Naturalamb, Lamb Condoms, Rubbers, Prophylactics, Safes, Protection and Jimmies
Examples:
Since my partner is allergic to latex condoms, we can use lambskin condoms to protect against an unintended pregnancy.

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