I recently had a new customer stop in, and he asked about condoms. I suggested ONE"s as they are thinner, pre-lubricated and low-odor...as well as stronger than most condoms.
He read the package carefully to see if they contained spermicide..."you know, because I don't want to get HIV."
This gentleman was under the impression that spermicides helped prevent HIV.
WOW...bassackwards information dude. He, like so many other people needed a little crash course on safer sex practices. Many of my customers find themselves re-entering the dating world after their LTR or marriage dissolves, and are woefully unprepared. Nonoxynol-9, (a common spermicidal ingredient) has actually been shown to INCREASE your likelihood of contracting HIV, during vaginal penetration, and especially during anal sex; which is why Astroglide and other lube companies, as well as most condom companies, have removed it from their products.
If you feel you need additional protection from pregnancy, choose a spermicidal gel or foam that does NOT contain Nonoxynol-9. It is believed this chemical increases the occurence of micro abrasions in both vaginal and rectal membranes, making your body more receptive to bacteria and viruses of all kinds, including HIV and a whole long list of STD's.