In an emergency, is it advisable to use the kind of latex glove doctors use in examining rooms as a condom?—M.N., Indianapolis, Indiana
Put that glove on your hand and slap yourself in the face. Under no circumstances should you play MacGyver with issues as serious as contraception and STD prevention. Take the effort you’ve put into writing the Advisor and put it into stocking up on a reserve of condoms. Our favorite new condom company is L., which is a sort of Toms of condoms. For every condom it sells, the company provides free access to condoms in areas of Africa with high rates of HIV and AIDS. It also offers its customers one-hour delivery, but only in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Manhattan at this point. So until L. arrives in your fair city, order a couple dozen condoms from its website ( to keep on hand.

This question is from the OCT 2014 issue of Playboy. To read the rest of this Advisor column, click here.

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