Male Organ Protection - Latex Protection Is Still Needed

Male Organ Protection: Latex Protection
Is Still Needed
The horrific rise of HIV in the 1980s decimated many communities and
destroyed many lives. To help prevent the spread of HIV, however, many
more people became much more conscientious about using latex protection
to provide male organ protection – as well as protection that extends beyond
male organ health. Many doctors and public health professionals are
concerned that nowadays, with advances made in treatment for HIV and
AIDS, that latex protection use is slipping. But there’s still a great need for
men to use latex protection rather than engage in unprotected nonmonogamous partner sensual activity.
New developments
Antiretroviral therapies are now available that can help to treat an individual
with HIV, although these treatments cannot cure HIV. However, they are
helping many people with HIV to live much longer lives. In addition, there
now is a pre-exposure prophylaxis option, which can be used by individuals
without HIV to drastically reduce the possibility of them contracting AIDS.
Both of these developments are incredibly important and have changed the
lives of millions of people. However, because of these changes, some men
feel that there is less need to use latex protections when coupling. That’s
simply not the case.
Other issues
First, pre-exposure prophylaxis does not have a 100 percent success rate
(although its success rate is very high), so the possibility of contracting HIV
does still exist. (To be accurate, use of latex protection also does not have a
100 percent success rate.) But of equal importance, there are many other
social diseases other than HIV that a man might need to worry about. By not
using latex protection, men are making it much more likely that they will
contract one of these other social diseases (and potentially pass it on to other
partners as well).
Among the social diseases that one is less likely to contract if one regularly
uses latex protection are classics that most people have at least heard of,
such as gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, and chlamydia. But there are others that
are perhaps a little less well known, such as:
 Trichomoniasis, which is caused by a parasite and may cause
significant pain in the manhood, especially when urinating or
releasing seed. It is especially concerning in pregnant women, as it
can lead to early births.
 Midsection warts, the appearance of which tends to put off many
partners. These may itch and/or bleed, and may cause some
 Midsection lice and scabies, tiny parasites that can cause serious
itching and that can lead to infection if not treated. Wearing latex
protection helps prevent the spread of these parasites; however, they
can still be passed on by skin-to-skin contact of unprotected areas
(such as the sacks or the midsection).
One other thing to remember: Although most social diseases are passed on
through unprotected skin-on-skin sensual contact, it is possible for an
infection to spread from shared use of sensual toys, such as a vibrator. Using
latex protection and/or sterilizing sensual toys before they are used by
another can help reduce the chance of spreading social diseases in this
Many people feel that there is such a stigma attached to social diseases that
they’d rather not know if they have one. This is dangerous not only to
themselves but to any sensual partners they have. Though a social disease
diagnosis can be scary, it is much better to know and get early treatment than
to not know.
Using latex protection is a great start, but good male organ protection
requires more, such as efforts to maintain optimal male organ health. One
way to help achieve this goal is via daily use of a first rate male organ health
oil (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically
proven mild and safe for skin). For best results, peruse labels and choose
an oil that contains the essential vitamins, A, B5, C, D, and E, which benefit
from topical application. In addition, the oil should contain L-arginine, an
amino acid that plays a role in helping blood vessels to expand for better
blood flow.