How do I tell my boyfriend that I'm allergic to latex condoms?

We've only been having sex for a few months and I've googled my symptoms and I'm almost completely positive that I'm allergic to latex condoms. I don't know how to tell him without making things awkward and I don't know how we'll be able to have safe sex now, please help!
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  • Just tell him.
    There are non-latex condoms but they're more expensive and I think harder to find.
    Other methods (that are not fool proof but its better than nothing) include pulling out, watching your cycle and not having sex when you're ovulating, and using spermicide.
    Maybe try and look into birth control?

  • Just tell him and Get natural condoms. You are make NH it more awkward than need be. If he cares about you he won't want you poisoning yourself.

    • what does NH mean?

    • nothing. sorry. for some reason when I'm tryinng to text "ing" like mak-ing, NH shows up. sorry for any confusion. :)

    • that's okay haha :)

  • I think most condoms are non latex, you should be fine.

Most Helpful Guys

  • Simply tell him that you're allergic to latex and you need to buy the other type of condom if he wants to have sex He'll buy the other kind of condom. They do make non-latex condoms for this reason. My wife has An allergy to latex also But, we are married and don't use condoms she's on the pill.

  • Tell him directly that you might have been developing some problem with this brand.

    What's so hard about telling this? Latex is not only the brand in market and neither your boyfriend seems to be marketing latex condom. So he must not have any issues in changing brand. Simple

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  • If you can't talk to your boyfriend about serious things like this then I really question how you can have a sexual relationship with him at all. You should be able to freely communicate issues like this with your partner. Just tell him, it's not a big deal.

    As for having safe sex, there are tons of birth control options out there for women. I would recommend starting by doing your own research and then talking to your doctor to figure out what would work best for you.

    • that's kind of rude... you don't know my situation so don't you dare tell me to questions my relationship when you know very little about it

    • I didn't question your relationship. I gave my opinion. I'm sorry if you thought it was rude but any couple should be able to freely talk to each other about things like this.

  • Are you sure you are allergic to the latex and not some spermicide on it?

    • I don't know, there's no way I can find out :(

  • It's simple, buy non-latex ones. And explain it to him, he'd be an asshole if he didn't understand.

  • There are latex free condoms out there, so just let him know and he can but those instead :)

  • Buy some non-latex condoms and tell him to use those because of your allergy. He'll understand.

    • But I'm scared, I think latex free might be more expensive and harder to find and my boyfriend's eighteen and hasn't got a job so what if he's annoyed that he can't use all of the condoms he already has and can't afford to buy latex free ones? and what if he's annoyed that I didn't tell him that I was hurting after sooner? sorry I over think everything haha

    • If you are afraid to tell your boyfriend about an allergy because he might react negatively, you surd you wanna be with someone who acts that way? You can't help that you're allergic. When you started noticing something was wrongit could hav taken you a while to narrow down the possibilities of what it could be. He should be understanding

    • You are overthinking and delaying what needs to be done. We don't know your boyfriend but what someone else said is right in that if he is a hot-headed unsympathetic chap, you should get rid.

  • "My vagina itches after we have sex, can we find condoms that aren't made of latex to check if that helps"

  • just tell him the truth

    • I will but I don't know how to bring it up and he has probably never heard of a latex allergy

  • There are lots of nonlatex condoms on the market.

  • Most common condom brands have a latex free variant, it is a common issue that there should be no problem with.

  • Just be honest with him and tell him. There are condoms that are not made from, latex.
    There is also a female condom that is latex free

  • put him some non-latex ones under the Christmas tree

  • Hey, don't worry there are another ways to don't get pregnant, and you should talk to him like a normal conversation and tell him

  • well you could just not tell him and start buying latex free condoms for you to use and he probably won't even think twice. just tell him if he asks about the different condom that you heard it's safer

    • I'm sixteen, I don't have a job so I have no money to buy them :(

    • oh well convince him to start buying that certain kind because you read somewhere it's safer

    • Thanks for your help but I would rather just be honest and tell him, I just don't know what to say or how to bring it up

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  • go on the pill and tell him its safe entry

  • I think you should tell him that you're allergic to latex and see if there's any more options that works for you to prevent pregnancy.

  • Buy vinyl condoms then. Trojan makes them. I'm sure other makers do, too. They actually feel MUCH better than latex condoms.

  • Step 1: Say "I'm allergic to latex condoms.
    Step 2: Both of you get tested for STDs.
    Step 3: Start taking birth control pills.

    • Okay, but I don't think either of us have STDs because we've only ever been with each other and the only way to get birth control is from the doctor but I'm sixteen (which is the legal age where I'm from) but my parents would still be furious if they knew and I can't go to the doctor without them knowing

    • You can be born with an STD. Where do you think they come from? If you can't get your own contraceptives, that's a pretty good sign that you aren't ready for sex to begin with. That and your lack of knowledge on STDs.

    • Maybe suggest birth control to your parents for helping regulate your periods and lessening the pain? Thats how i got on it in the first place.

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