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  TwinkleToes7  |  15

Every hospital should offer latex free because patients can be allergic as well. It's not too bad of a problem OP just has to go a little out of the way to find the latex free gloves

  EvilKaa  |  17

When will you fuckers learn? Literally every time there's an FML that has either "learnt" or "learned" in it, some dickhead has to try and be the smartest idiot in the comments.

Here's a helpful tip, if you're gonna correct someone, make sure you're actually correct.
Try to exist in one of two states, either correct, or not sure.

  species4872  |  19

#27 "if you are going to correct someone"

  EvilKaa  |  17

It appears my comment was cut off. Exist in one of two states, either correct or not sure. That way you will very rarely be wrong. Google is an amazing tool.

  neuronerd  |  28

Came here to say the same thing. We don't even have latex gloves in the lab I work in, only nitrile.

  Soninuva  |  41

Actually you can get them pretty much anywhere medicinal supplies are sold, including most grocery stores, and definitely chain based retailers such as Walmart and Walgreens.

  flammaefata  |  20

Yes but I can't help finding it strange that she hadn't discovered her latex allergy before precisely for this reason? As I see it there are three possible scenarios... 1) She's never had sex and hence never been exposed to condoms (which I find unlikely), 2) she's had sex before but never with condoms (which I find unlikely and risky) or 3) she's had sex before with condoms but coincidentally they've never been latex ones. Oh wait there's also 4) she's a lesbian/asexual. Mmmm the mystery deepens...


The hard way is so much worse. Also, latex allergies can pop up after successfully using latex products for years. It's very likely that's what happened to her. Also latex gloves are usually powdered and a reaction to that is quite common.

  TaoShaman  |  24

Female condoms exist. So the lesbian thing doesn't even make much sense either. Lesbians want to reduce their chance of diseases too. Or really anyone having sex with a woman. Not everyone spends college having sex with people either. So much about that doesn't make much sense.

  cazza3  |  15

I'm a nurse and found out I have a latex allergy as a student too. I also discovered that the burning pain felt after sex was not due to friction but the latex condom. Latex free gloves and condoms for me now!

By  niallo  |  23

I'm a nurse for 15 years and rarely come in contact with latex. My hospital is a latex fee zone. While you can get latex gloves, it's a lot of effort. The reason the hospital went latex free, people were coming in declaring to have a latex allergy so they would be put in a private room. It was fun to watch the first day we went latex free.

By  finalyearsofhate  |  22

Good thing hospitals and doctors use nitrile. Lots of people are allergic to latex, so it's not common to use them anymore. Use those instead in your classes. They're just as cheap if you need to provide your own.