In a 2009 article published in Sexually Transmitted Infections, the British medical author Vincent Tremayne explains the fetish for prophylatics. Now, not all manifestations are particularly problematic. “For someone with a condom fetish,” Tremayne explains, “this might mean gaining pleasure from [merely] looking at pictures or videos portraying people ingesting or masturbating with used condoms. Others,” however:
… might [actively] search for discarded condoms to masturbate in or to ingest the contents. Some men “condom hunt” in areas where people have public sex, such as car parks or wooded areas. Used condoms are also purchased online.
And that’s where the dangers begin to mount.
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