Two Condoms Better Than One?


I am 16 and have been going out with my boyfriend for about a year now. We’d really like to take our relationship to that “other level” and start having sex, but I’m not on the pill, and my mom would freak out if I asked her for it. We wouldn’t even consider having unprotected sex. But my question is, if he wears more than one condom, does that help reduce the chance of me getting pregnant? Thank you.


Last Updated: June 11, 2013
1. Why do you want to take your relationship to a LOWER level?

2. A person wearing two condoms could theoretically protect themselves from breakage of the outer condom, but it would not protect against fluid exiting around the condom or the condoms falling off too soon. It also will not protect against the transmission of small viruses that can pass through the material.

Additionally, I thought this was interesting from Family research council…

Confronting Condom Con-men

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have for years been touting condoms as an answer to preventing the spread of venereal disease. Now, Congressman Dave Weldon (R-Fla.) is pointing to a report that shows, in his words, “there is no scientific evidence that condoms prevent…most sexually transmitted diseases.” The HHS report concludes, “there is no scientific evidence to support the claim that condoms provide universal protection against gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, chancroid, trichomoniasis, and genital herpes.” FRC medical advisor Dr. John Diggs has long maintained, that condoms provide no protection against the human papillomavirus (HPV), a leading cause of cervical cancer. As a liability lawyer, I know that we will soon see infected students bring suit against school boards. The students will charge they were deceived by school officials who distributed condoms, claiming they give “protection” against deadly STDs. And I think those students will win!

Dr. Gregory Polito, MD

Answered By:

Gregory Polito, MD
Gregory Polito,MD, KM, Past President of CANFP, retired from a urologic practice, with a sub-specialty in vasectomy reversal

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