Using a condom during sex helps prevent unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. Whether it’s a condom for men or women, you have to use it properly. Otherwise, its effects and benefits will be reduced.

Using Male Condoms

Hold the tip of the condom between your forefinger and thumb to make sure it’s put on the right way round and no air is trapped inside (the condom may split if air is trapped inside). Place the condom over the tip of the penis. While squeezing the tip of the condom, roll it down over the length of the erect penis.

Keep the condom in a safe place. If you don’t store it properly, condoms can become solid and brittle. Condoms exposed to heat or light increase the risk of tearing.
  • Storing condoms in the back pocket, wallet or glove compartment of the car. If you think you’re gonna need a condom, just put some in your wallet or car just before you go out. But don’t keep them in these places for days or weeks.
  • Keep condoms in a cool, dry place away from sunlight.
  • Condoms are unpacked just before use.

How does condom prevent pregnancy?

Check the condom packaging. Before buying condoms, check the expiration date on the box. You should also check the expiration date on the condom packaging separately. If this date has expired, discard the condom immediately; never use a condom beyond the expiration date . There is a high chance of tearing and not working. [2nd]

  • Check the package for holes or tears. If the package is punctured or torn, discard the condom and use a new one.
  • If the condom looks sticky, solid, or discolored, discard immediately and use a new one. [3]

You should wear the condom before touching the sexual partner of the penis. Men produce a fluid called pre-ejaculation, which can transmit sexually transmitted diseases. Even though this fluid is rare, it can even cause pregnancy. In short, make sure you pack your penis before you start the game. [4]

  • You should also use a condom before oral sex, anal sex or oral / anal contact. It is possible to grab sexually transmitted diseases by oral sex and therefore a condom should be used. By cutting a condom, you can place it on a woman’s vulva during oral sex, or by placing it on the anus to reduce the risks of oral / anal contact.
  • You may want to use a condom before masturbating together. Doing so prevents liquids from entering the partner’s mouth or sexual areas through the hands.
  • If you use sex toys, you should put the condoms in the toys. Materials used in these toys (eg phthalate-containing plastics) can be harmful to health. In addition, toys are difficult to keep clean, and bacteria can form, especially on those made of porous materials.

Tear open the condom packaging at the marked locations. These locations are predetermined for easy unpacking and are located on both sides. Slide the condom inside the packaging down to the marked locations and open the packaging easily in one move.

  • Don’t rush into passion. Tearing open the package, using scissors, trying to open it with your teeth and using absolutely sharp / sharp objects; otherwise you can tear the condom off! A torn condom does not protect you from pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases. [5]
  • If you don’t have another condom and tear off the last one, the party is over; Don’t push your luck!

Why are condoms used?

Determine in which direction the condom opens. This can be difficult to understand, especially if you are in a dark environment. However, the safest way to learn the direction of opening is to check with your eyes. By understanding this, you avoid the risk of opening the condom too much or tearing it with your fingers. If the condom is externally inward, you will feel a pulley or protrusion on the edge. If inside outwards, the edges will be smooth. You can use your fingers to help you: [6]

  • Put the condom in your hand, but don’t open it. Keep him balanced like a little hat.
  • Slide the index finger to the bottom of the condom, from the tip to the edge.
  • If your finger coincides with the hoop, it’s inward. If your finger has moved on a smooth surface, it is internal to external.
  • If the condom is from the inside out, hold it with the edge and the tip facing the mouth. Blow on the tip and turn the condom upside down and make it look inward.
  • Warning message: Do not attempt to fully open the condom, otherwise you will reduce its effectiveness. Trying to wear a fully open condom is also extremely difficult.

Make sure that the collection container at the end of the condom is pointing in the right direction. This receptacle should already be on the outer end of the condom, but sometimes it may turn upside down during packaging. Make sure the container is facing the right direction and that the rest of the condom can be opened from the opposite side .

Lubrication. You can add a few drops of a water-based lubricant into the reservoir. Doing so will make it easier to put it on, especially if you’re not circumcised. [7] Be sure to use only a few drops, there must be room for sperm in the chamber.

  • Lotion, baby oil, vaseline or oil-based lubricant for use . These are latex-damaging materials. [8]

Make sure the penis is completely erect. The condom should fit snugly into the penis and not feel too loose or too tight. If you try to put it on a penis that is not fully erect, it will not sit fully and you will have a higher chance of getting out or tearing during sex. [9]

  • You should use the condom shortly after you unpack it. First, take out the condom and then wait for it to get erect. Never reuse a used condom.

Pinch the entire collection chamber at the end of the condom . In this way, you can prevent the formation of an air bubble when inserting the condom and create an area where the semen can be collected during emptying. Air bubbles also increase the risk of tearing. [10]

Start wearing the condom. The condom should slide easily down the penis. If you notice you’re wearing it in the opposite direction, throw that condom and use a new one. [11] An erect penis also produces fluid before ejaculation (this is called pre-ejaculation fluid) and may contain sperm. If a condom has been exposed to this fluid, attempting to reverse it and reattach it may result in pregnancy or transmission of sexual diseases. To install the condom, follow these steps: [12]

  • While holding the collection chamber closed with one hand, place the condom on the tip of the erect penis. If necessary, pull back the hairs in the groin area with the other hand.
  • Then, gently slide the condom down the penis and correct any air bubbles that may occur.
  • Follow these steps to put a condom on your sex toy.

If necessary, apply a lubricant over the condom. Sexual lubricants reduce the risk of damaging the condom and reduce friction, increasing the pleasure of sex. Some lubricants include spermicides that reduce the risk of pregnancy. However, sperm killers can increase the risk of transmission of sexual diseases. If the condom does not already contain lubricant, especially if you are going to have anal sex, apply the lubricant to both the condom and your partner.

  • Too much use of the lubricant may otherwise result in a condom or completely eliminate the feeling of friction required for sexual pleasure.
  • Once again, using oil or oil-based lubricants in latex condoms , as these will damage the condom. [13] Water and silicone-based lubricants are suitable for use on latex, but a water-based lubricant is much easier to clean, leaving no stain on the sheets.

What size condom should I use?

Check the condom regularly during breaks. If the condom tears or breaks during sex, replace it immediately. If necessary, seek immediate solutions such as pills the next day. [14] The next day pills (also known as emergency birth control pills) stop pregnancy before it takes place, either by delaying ovulation or preventing fertilization. These drugs are not abortion pills . [15]

If you’re switching between different sex types, change the condom. For example, if you are going to switch from anal sex to vaginal sex, change the condom to reduce the risk of infection. To give an example, e.coli bacteria in the rectum may cause urinary tract infection or severe vaginal infection. [16] If the penis is migrating from the anus to the mouth, it may cause a severe gastric infection.

  • Condoms on sex toys used by partners should also be changed. Simply, if you have body fluids on the condom, you should change the condom on it before you share it. [17]

After emptying, withdraw your penis and remove the condom immediately. When withdrawing your penis, hold it by the hand to prevent the sperm from overflowing or the condom to remain inside. Don’t let your penis soften while the condom is still on and inside. Otherwise, the condom may remain inside when retracting. [18

 

Carefully get rid of the used condom. To prevent the sperm from overflowing, wrap the open end with a knot, toilet paper or wet wipe and throw it in the trash.

  • Flush the condoms down the toilet. Most sewer systems are not suitable for this and you can block the toilet. [19]

How long can you use a condom before it breaks?

Check the condom packaging. Before you buy the condom, check the expiration date on the package. You should also check the expiration date on the condom packaging. If this date has expired, discard the condom immediately; never use a condom beyond the expiration date . There is a high chance of tearing and not working. [20]

  • Check the package for holes or tears. If the package is punctured or torn, discard the condom and use a new one.

Place the condom before vaginal or anal sex. Female condoms are polyurethane or nitrile bags that are inserted into the vagina or anus and have flexible rings on both ends. It prevents pregnancy by trapping pre-ejaculation fluid or semen and reduces the risk of transmission of sexual diseases. [21]

  • Female condoms do not protect women during oral sex. For oral sex protection, you need an oral barrier or a cut-off condom.
  • Using male and female condoms at the same time. By doing this, you won’t get more protection. On the contrary, you can cause both condoms to tear. [22]

Tear open the condom packaging at the marked locations. These locations are predetermined for easy unpacking and are located on both sides. Slide the condom down from the marked places and open the packaging easily in one move. [23]

  • Don’t rush into passion. Tearing open the package, using scissors, trying to open it with your teeth and using absolutely sharp / sharp objects; otherwise you can tear the condom off! A torn condom does not protect you from pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases. [24]
  • Female condoms are more expensive than male condoms. [25]

Move to a comfortable position. Most women put one foot on the chair, lie down on the floor, squat or lift one leg up. [26] Do some tests to find out which position you are more comfortable with. [27]

Tighten the inner ring on the closed end of the condom. Female condoms have a flexible ring at both ends. One of the tips is closed, as in male condoms. Tighten the closed end ring by pinching it with your thumb and middle finger. The open end should hang down. [28]

 

Insert the inner ring into your vagina. If you’ve used a buffer before, all you have to do is the same. Continue to tighten the ring so that it remains narrow and push the closed end as far as possible. Put your index finger in the condom and gently push it in. Be very careful if you have long nails ; tearing the condom will become useless. [29] [30]

  • At some point, you’il feel resistance. This indicates that it has reached the cervix. [31]
  • Make sure the condom is not twisted inside the vagina.

Take your fingers out. If you have inserted the condom correctly, the outer ring should be approximately 2.5 cm outside the vagina. [32]

  • It is also possible to insert a female condom into her anus for anal sex in the same way; [33] but the easiest way is to remove the inner ring and place the female condom on the penis (or sex toy). The penis is then inserted into the anus. [34]

Apply a water-based lubricant to the penis or sex toy. Whatever comes into the vagina or anus, the use of a lubricant will reduce friction and the risk of condom tearing. [35]

  • Since female condoms are made of polyurethane or nitrile (some kind of synthetic latex) [36], all of the oil, oil and water-based lubricants can be used.

Guide your penis or sex toy into it. It is important to direct the penis or sex toy by hand, otherwise they may slide out of the condom bag. [37]

If you feel there’s a problem, stop right now. In this case, you should end the sex immediately, remove the condom and insert a new one immediately if one of the following occurs: [38]

  • If the condom has slipped
  • If the penis or sex toy is outside the condom bag when entering the vagina or anus
  • If the outer ring of the condom has entered the vagina
  • If your partner has drained into / into the vagina or has dripped from the semen anus into the vagina, you may consider using emergency contraception (such as the next day’s pill).

Slowly take out the condom. Squeeze the outer ring with two fingers. Gently pull the condom out of the vagina or anus. [39] Pulling hard may cause it to tear. [40]

Carefully get rid of the used condom. To prevent the sperm from overflowing, wrap the open end with a knot, toilet paper or wet wipe and throw it in the trash. [41]

  • Flush the condoms down the toilet. Most sewer systems are not suitable for this and you can block the toilet. [42]
  • Reuse condoms. Yes, it costs more, but the cost of an unwanted pregnancy or sexual illness will be much higher.

Tips

  • Always check the expiration date on the package and packaging before use.
  • If you are not sure what type of lubricant (water or oil based) you should use, read the contents list on the package. If you’re still unsure, take risks and use lubricants.
  • Use condoms made from polyurethane if you or your partner are allergic to latex. Condoms made from nitrile or lambskin may also be an alternative. However, do not forget that condoms made from lambskin only prevent pregnancy and do not provide protection against sexual diseases.
  • Safely distributes free condoms to health centers to promote sexy. . Condoms are also found in pharmacies, grocery stores and even vending machines in some toilets.

Warnings

  • New types of condoms with properties such as glare in the dark may not provide protection against pregnancy or sexual diseases. Flavored condoms are intended for oral sex and should not be used for vaginal – anal intercourse. Sugar used in such condoms can cause infection, especially in the vagina.
  • Condoms made from animal membranes are not as effective as others; protects you against pregnancy but does not provide protection for sexual diseases. Use latex or polyurethane. Or contact your doctor for other options.
  • Do not use a condom if its packaging is torn or damaged.
  • Install a condom in your own language or your partner’s language. Don’t stick it in your mouth thinking you’il protect it during oral sex. Doing so may cause windiness and death. Male condoms are intended for penis use only.
  • Don’t keep the condoms in your wallet saying “I need them.” Body temperature and pressure can damage the condom inside the packaging.
  • Remember that no type of oil-based lubricants should be used in latex condoms! Oil-based products weaken latex and cause tearing. This includes hand cream, petroleum jelly, baby oil and even lip balm.
  • If not used properly, the condom provides almost no protection. Even if used correctly, there is still a small risk of pregnancy or sexual illness. Even perfectly placed female condoms have a failure rate of 5%. In general use, this rate increases up to 21%. [43] The failure rate of perfectly fitted male condoms is 2%. In general use, this rate increases up to 18%. [44]
  • Never use the condom again . Once you remove the condom, even if you don’t see any liquid on it.

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