The main task of the condom is to prevent leakage of semen which besides preventing unwanted pregnancy and transmission of many sexually transmitted diseases such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and HIV. It is because of latex from which is made condom, acts as a barrier impenetrable and forfeit the pathogenic particles of sexually transmitted diseases. But the problem is that some diseases are not transmitted through semen, which means that the condom may not be sufficient protection.

Namely, when it comes to diseases that are transmitted through skin condom will not work. Therefore, if you are sexually active, it is important to regularly test even if you practice safe sex. Some STDs have serious health consequences if left untreated such as infertility and cancer. These are the most common diseases that can infect even when using a condom …

Genital herpes

If the wound of the herpes is located in the groin or the part that is not covered by a condom, may cause transmission of herpes through that unprotected wound. Doctors recommend abstinence when you have a visible outbreak of herpes (herpes then are easily transferred), but you should know that herpes can be transmitted even when there are no visible symptoms.

A condom is not sufficient protection nor with herpes type 2, or genital herpes, nor with herpes type 1, or oral herpes who recently discovered that it can be transmitted through sexual intercourse. Depending on the stage of the disease, herpes may be less (when no visible symptoms) or more infected (when visible bubbles on the skin). Genital herpes can cause vaginal pain.


Human papillomavirus is the most common sexually transmitted disease if you are sexually active, it is likely that at some point in your life you will be at risk of HPV. Some types of HPV can cause genital warts, but some do not have any visible external symptoms because many people do not know they have HPV. Even when there are warts, HPV can be transmitted through the skin.

Some types of HPV can cause cervical cancer and although there is evidence that condom use reduces the risk of cancer of the cervix, but there is no hard evidence that the condom prevents transmission of HPV.

Pubic lice

Pubic lice are less common due to the improvement of social standards and hygienic habits. Pubic lice lay eggs and live in pubic hair which means that in such a case, the condom will not be of any help.


Syphilis manifests itself as a firm, round and usually painless wound or ulcer. As with herpes, a condom can provide protection depending on where the wound is. The use of condoms reduces the risk of infection, but if the ulcer is located on part of the penis that is not protected, can be transmitted.