A new study finds that men are more likely to use male condoms and female condoms, a trend that is more likely if women are having sex more frequently.
“We found that condoms were used more frequently in our sample if they were female-male, even if they did not contain latex,” said co-author of the study, Dr. John R. Mott, an assistant professor of pediatrics at Columbia University Medical Center.
In other words, male condoms were more likely when they were used by women, but female condoms were less likely when it came to use by men.
Dr. Mollison also said it’s not clear why the relationship between female condom use and male condom use was different in the study.
He and his colleagues say that, as with any study, there are several possible explanations.
First, they said, there is a relationship between condom use by women and HIV risk.
Second, the researchers say, women who are sexually active might be more susceptible to infections than other women.
Finally, it could be that condom use could be a way for women to prevent transmission of HIV.
A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) also found that women who used condoms for sex more often were less than 2 percent less likely to contract HIV, compared to women who did not use condoms.
Dr Mott said he was surprised by the finding because he thinks condoms are not the primary way people avoid becoming infected.
Even if they are used frequently, it’s a relatively small amount of use.
So even if a condom has a low failure rate, it still does not protect you from HIV infection.
Dr John Mott is a co-lead author of a study published in JAMA Pediatrics that found that men were more prone to condom use than women.
He said this is especially true for male condom users who use a higher percentage of male condoms than do women.
“It’s important to understand that it is women who use the condom most often,” Dr Mott told ABC News.
If you don’t know whether you’re at risk, don’t use a condom, he added.
The study is one of the first to examine the impact of condom use on HIV risk among young men.
Dr Mollson’s study found that condom users were less at risk of HIV infection than men who did get infected with the virus.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of new HIV infections among young adults in the U.S. has doubled in the past five years, and the number infected has doubled among men as well.
The researchers said the study’s findings could have implications for people who use condoms more often and use them less often.
“If you use condoms less often and do not use them regularly, you could potentially increase your risk,” Dr. Molls said.
And while there is no evidence that using condoms every time you have sex increases your risk of contracting HIV, it does not appear to be a good idea, either, he said.
“There is evidence that you have to be careful about using condoms,” he said, “especially for men who use them frequently.”