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condom

(1)
The protective plastic bag that accompanies 3.5-inch microfloppy diskettes. Rarely, also used of (paper) disk envelopes. Unlike the write protect tab, the condom (when left on) not only impedes the practice of SEX but has also been shown to have a high failure rate as drive mechanisms attempt to access the disk - and can even fatally frustrate insertion.

condom

(2)
The protective cladding on a light pipe.

condom

(3)
"keyboard condom": A flexible, transparent plastic cover for a keyboard, designed to provide some protection against dust and programming fluid without impeding typing.

condom

(4)
"elephant condom": the plastic shipping bags used inside cardboard boxes to protect hardware in transit.
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2], as well as the fact that with some STDs, such as HIV, it takes up to six months to be revealed in tests, Laci's digital series is meant to remind viewers that condoms are the only form of birth control that protects against both pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, and are 98 percent effective at preventing unintended pregnancy when used consistently and correctly.
com/research/8jzsjb/research_report) has announced the addition of the "Research Report on China's Condom Industry, 2010-2019" report to their offering.
Female partners may purchase condoms, express positive attitudes toward condoms, request that the male partner use a condom, or apply condoms for their male partners, but it is ultimately the male who must consent to use a condom and to do so with consistency.
One thing that is clear is that condoms don't work when they are not used consistently or correctly, and if people can't get them.
Fielding, the county's public health officer, said local officials do not currently have the power to require the use of condoms on adult-movie sets.
There is something I do not understand in the debate about whether the Catholic Church should permit the use of condoms to prevent the spread of AIDS.
Research documenting transmission of HIV/STIs among individuals self-reporting consistent condom use has cast doubt on the inherent effectiveness of condoms among some people," says Dr.
I've used condoms a few times, but I didn't like the way they made sex feel.
David McKirnan, a psychologist at the University of Illinois, points out that condom use during sex "is an externally imposed diet that may not require a very powerful external stimulus to break down" In other words, the fantasy environment and sexual smorgasbord of a bathhouse are more than enough of a stimulus for many men to forego condoms.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a report pointing out that there is no scientific evidence that condoms prevent the transmission of most sexually transmitted diseases.
If condom use self-efficacy can be measured reliably and validly, such an instrument could be used as a predictor of students' intention to use condoms (Mahoney, Thombs, & Ford, 1995).
But natural membrane condoms, also called lambskin condoms, do not prevent HIV because the virus can pass through them.