Should You Use Gluten-Free Condoms?

Playing Gluten-Free Condoms – Are They Necessary?

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The gluten-free craze has been around for a while now and the latest product to claim the title? Condoms. ER physician expert Dr. Travis Stork says these gluten-free condoms feel like “marketing 101.” These condoms are a lot more expensive than normal ones. 

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Plastic surgeon expert Dr. Andrew Ordon breaks down the facts. Only 1% of the population actually has a serious sensitivity to gluten called celiac disease. At the same time, 20% of the population state that they are going gluten-free. So, there is a large group of people buying into gluten-awareness and Dr. Ordon believes they might buy this type of condom. However, he doesn’t think there is any reason to!

OB/GYN expert Dr. Nita Landry notes that there probably isn’t gluten in most condoms. She says having an allergy and needing this isn’t a concern of hers as a doctor. She’s more concerned with the proper storage of condoms and people using them before the expiration date. She says gluten-free may mean the product is also free of other chemicals and compounds, but she’s not really buying it!

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Dr. Travis notes that for the few who have celiac disease, it is very serious. For them, gluten can cause terrible reactions when ingested. He says the problem with all the marketing is that it confuses people about what they should be avoiding and when to be worried. He gets frustrated by the implication that a gluten-free product is always healthier; just because something is gluten-free doesn’t mean it’s superior. 

“If you don’t have a gluten allergy or sensitivity, save your money!” Dr. Travis advises people in regards to gluten-free foods. As for gluten-free condoms, The Doctors aren't on board!