Oct 23, · Condoms reduce the risk of transmitting herpes by about 30%. The rate is lower than for other STIs because herpes (as well as HPV) is spread by skin-to-skin contact. While it’s commonly known that condoms reduce the risk of transmission of STIs like HIV by a large margin, it’s only true because those STIs are passed through bodily fluids. Do Lambskin Condoms Protect Against STDs? For centuries, people have used animal intestines to fashion contraceptives, specifically, condoms. And though lambskin condoms fell out of favor with the advent of latex condoms in the s, many people still prefer lambskin condoms to their more prevalent latex alternatives.
Jul 31, · Some laboratory studies have shown that viruses, like HIV, hepatitis, and herpes, can pass through pores in natural membrane condoms (like lambskin). Natural membrane condoms are not recommended. Mar 15, · Lets just say that Lambskin is a "better than nothing" alternative to latex condoms for those who are allergic to them As @seeker said, there is some permeability (meaning *some* virus may get through) but in order for someone to actually "get" herpes they need a minimal "dose" of the virus (I can't remember how many of the virus is needed, but it's a fair amount) without that minimal.
Jan 04, · Be aware that if the active virus is present outside the area covered by the condom, herpes can be transmitted. If you are allergic to latex condoms, using lambskin condoms is .