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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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There exists a large body of literature reviewing the use of condoms for specific outcomes like disease prevention (Casper, Wald, 2002; Crosby, DiClemente, Holtgrave, Wingood, 2002; Paz-Bailey, Koumans, Sternberg, Pierce, Papp, Unger, et al.
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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.
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