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Condoms are a nice idea but I have a lot of irritation and itching in the scrotum area, and a very suspect set of stinging little red dots a couple months ago for the first time as well.
I’m at one year and three months though so I’m sure things are still settling down and five years from now it won’t be as much of a concern.
I guess I just find it really hard to believe that you need five solid days of treatment for it to be optimally effective, and I guess since there’s no actual data and everyone quoting this number doesn’t know why, maybe I’ll just do two days in advance. And then also make sure to dose it 1.5 hours before the actual act. For that peak plasma benefit.