Friday, July 27, 2007

Skin On Skin

Recently I had an epiphany. It was like I’m having role confusion all over again. Naah, it was not the top or bottom or versa thingie. But this time, I was thinking of my purpose here on blogosphere.

As a nurse, I have written less than five medical-related posts here and much too many entries relaying my emotional conundrums. Yeah I’m a nurse, and might not be a best example of one, but this post, YES, this post will eventually change the way people view The Unbearable Lightnessand will ultimately revolutionize the way you view the world.

Just kidding.



This is my take on BRINGING RELEVANT MEDICAL INFORMATION to all of you, my dear readers. Take note that this entry is not based on fictional stories, gossips and rumours! These posts are genuine as evidenced by research studies, publications and meta-analyses published in medical journals, etc.

My first post is about SOMETHING OF GLOBAL SIGNIFICANCE. It is about sex and whatnots. Read on…

Warning: The following article contains adult images and themes not suitable for younger children. Continue if you feel secure with this knowledge... blah blah. What the ... just read on.

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Accidental condom inhalation.

Arya CL
, Gupta R, Arora VK.
Jaswant
Rai Speciality Hospital, Meerut, India.

A 27-year-old lady presented with persistent cough, sputum and fever for the preceding six months. Inspite of trials with antibiotics and anti-tuberculosis treatment for the preceeding four months, her symptoms did not improve. A subsequent chest radiograph showed non-homogeneous collapse-consolidation of right upper lobe.

Videobronchoscopy revealed an inverted bag like structure in right upper lobe bronchus and rigid bronchoscopic removal with biopsy forceps confirmed the presence of a condom. Detailed retrospective history also confirmed accidental inhalation of the condom during fellatio.



Condoms, anyone?


Research Article on PubMed Here:
Click Click Click!

Safety and Acceptability of the "Reality Condom" for Anal Sex Among Men Who Have Sex With Men.
Renzi C, Tabet SR, Stucky JA, Eaton N, Coletti AS, Surawicz CM, Agoff SN, Heagerty PJ, Gross M, Celum CL.
Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle 98104, USA.

Wait wait!!! WTF is a "Reality Condom?" Reality condom, similar to a female condom, is a polyurethane sheathe, almost like a latex condom, but is a loose one. It is to be inserted in the rectal vault prior to anal intercourse. Research article below.


This study aimed to assess safety and acceptability of Reality condoms for anal sex among men who have sex with men. A crossover study among HIV-seroconcordant (33 HIV-negative and 5 HIV-positive) monogamous male couples, randomized to latex male and Reality condom use with anal sex was done.

RESULTS:
Slippage with removal was reported more frequently with Reality than male latex condoms. Receptive partners more frequently reported pain or discomfort (OR, 5.0; 95% CI, 2.6-9.4) and rectal bleeding (OR, 1.9; 95% CI, 0.9-4.1) with Reality condoms than male condoms. Over 20% reported willingness to use the Reality condom in the future with a partner of unknown HIV status; willingness was associated with past problems with male condoms and no problems with Reality condoms among receptive partners, and with past use of Reality condoms and HIV seropositivity among insertive partners.

CONCLUSIONS:
Men reported more frequent problems with Reality condoms than male latex condoms used for anal intercourse, particularly slippage, discomfort, and rectal bleeding. Design modifications, training, and research on the clinical significance of safety outcomes are needed for use of Reality condoms with anal sex.



Reality condoms, anyone?


Research Article on PubMed Here: Click Click Click!

Comments anyone?

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More more medical investigations in the next post, including but not limited to missing royalties, including the infamous Prince Albert, tubes going everywhere, tumors exploding, and the perils of lovemaking.
Be afraid. Be very afraid. Just kidding. Hehehe

10 comments:

MISTERHUBS said...

Is there really a need for this? The good old latex condom seems to work just fine for me.

ruff nurse-du-jour said...

Hmm, me too, misterhubs.. =)

It appears to me that the company that manufactures "Reality condoms" privately funded the study (there must be some commercial agenda to it.)

In practice, Reality condoms are mostly aimed for receptive partners by the way. As latex are for insertive partners. =) See you soon mr hubs! =)

Doc said...

She inhaled the condom during fellatio and she didn't even noticed? What was she thinking? (Just thinking out loud.)

More medical mysteries please. I guess you know who I am ruff. I bet you do. Haha

travelphilippines said...

i was shocked how did that happen..

Reyville said...

They look nice though.

ruff nurse-du-jour said...

Thanks for the visit doc!

Perhaps she's too engrossed with what she's doing she barely noticed the rubber going in in her mouth to her lungs. Wonder if she gets out of breath? Just kidding!

If you would indulge, a complete text of the articles (if you have the journals) would be very very appreciated. See you soon doc, email me. =)

ruff nurse-du-jour said...

Thanks for dropping by travelphilippines!

I guess the more pressing question is that, where did she thought where the condom went (after the fellatio)? But that's just me. =)

[This is also my first time to hear such news of medical significance it even appeared in a medical journal.]

Thanks for the visit!! =)

ruff nurse-du-jour said...

Hi reyville!!

Are you referring to the latex or the Reality? Either way, they're really good to look at. Hehehe.

By the way, do you know that you can reuse the Reality? But for sanitary and hygienic reasons I think this information is doubtful. =) And I bet this is very uncomfortable for personal use.

JOSH said...

tnx for ds condoms 101. Actually havent tried any of those, on others dat is! hehehe... Have never been in relationship kc eh. my oh my... =(

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