How to put condoms on correctly?
A male condom is a thin sheath place over the erect penis. People usually condoms as rubbers, usually made of latex, some made from polyurethane and lambskin. polyurethane and latex provide the most protection against Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD).
Male condoms are simple to use, inexpensive and widely available. Condoms are available with or without a lubricant and come in a variety of lengths, shapes, widths, thickness, colors, and flavors. Some condoms are texture to increase sensation.
Risk of using condom
Male condoms are generally safe and effective. However there are several things you should consider when using condoms:
- Condoms from latex can trigger an allergy: Latex allergy include rash, hives, runny nose, and several cases tightening of the airways and loss blood pressure. If you or your partner allergy to latex, can use polyurethane and lambskin as alternative.
- Condoms are not foolproof: Even though you already use condoms correctly, the risk of getting STD or becoming pregnant still exist. Especially if the condoms break or comes off during intercourse.
Preparing your condom
Male condoms are available without a prescription. Condoms are sold in many places, from stores, drugstore and even vending machines in some restroom. Condoms are not expensive and might be free at family planning clinics. School nurses and university health centers often have condoms available for free.
Finding a condoms that fit on you might take an trial and error. The key is condoms are fit into your penis. If it’s too tight, a condom is more likely to break. If it’s to loose, it might slip off during intercourse. Some men find condom decrease sensation or are uncomfortable to wear. You might use a certain type of condom because it’s more comfortable for you or provide greater sensation during intercourse.
Tips of using condom
Condom cannot last forever, and it must use properly for the effectiveness of using condom, here are the tips:
- Store condoms in a cool, dry place
Exposure to air, heat and light increases the chance that a condom will break. Don’t keep your condom in a billfold or back pocket for more than a month. Never store on glove compartment for an extended period of time. Friction and heat can cause condoms to break down and become less reliable.
- Check the expiration date
Using condom correctly begin with check on the expiration date to make sure it’s useable. When a condom is old or stored improperly, the latex break drown, increasing the risk of failure.
- Check condoms for damage
Look for brittleness, small tears or pinprick holes before using one.
- Use only water-based lubricants
Don’t use oil based lubricants such as petroleum jelly, baby oil, mineral oil, olive oil, whipped cream, cold cream, sunscreens, moisturizer and lotion. They can weaken a latex condom and might cause a break.
- Don’t re-use condom
Re-use condom can increase the risk of pregnancy and STD.
- Use latex or polyurethane condom
Lambskin condom not protective against STD. Make sure read on the label package of condom to know what condom is made from.
- Always use condom on sexual activity
No matter of what kind of sexual activity you have with your partner. Make sure use condom for your own protection and your partner.
Put Condom correctly
It is not difficult to use male condom the right way. However, it is very easy to use one the wrong way. Although you can read on the instruction sheet, but it doesn’t detail.
It is important to use male condoms carefully, correctly and consistently. here are the guide:
- Put condom before any sexual contact
Keep in mind, STD can be passed on and pregnancy can be occur before male sexual climax (ejaculation)
- Open package carefully
When open a condom package, tear carefully along the corner or edge. Don’t use fingernails, scissors, or teeth to open a condom package. The foil package is easy to tear.
- Use lubricant outside the condom
It depends on type of condom. If you use condom that’s pre-lubricated, then you don’t need lubricant anymore.
- Pull your foreskin back
This is only apply if you are not circumcised yet.
- Place the tip of the rolled up condom over your penis.
The penis should erect before you put on the condom. the rolled slim should be on the outside. If you put on the condom and realize that the roll side in the inside, throw away and use a new condom.
- Gently press the tip of the condom to remove air
When you put a condom, it’s important to leave a room at the tip. If you don’t, there will be no enough space to contain the ejaculate. This could cause the condom to break.
It also essential to make sure there is no air trapped in the tip of the condom that could make it more likely to break. If the condom has reservoir tip, then no need to perform the action on above.
- Roll the condom down
Roll the condom down to cover the full shaft of the penis. Doing this also help reduce the risk of STD that are transfer from skin to skin like syphilis. It also make the condom less likely to slip.
- Hold the condom when withdrawing
After ejaculation, it is important to hold onto the condom at the base. While the penis is withdrawn from the vagina, anus or mouth. This should be done before the penis become less erect slide off. It also increase the risk that it will leak. If condom remains behind your partner after withdrawal, twist the end of the condom shut before removing it. That will help contain any secretions.
- Dispose or throw a way the condom
Throw your condom in a trash, not in toilet. If you put on toilet, you need together with a plumber on your next date. You can use toilet paper or tissue to wrap it to prevent from leaking and making a mess.
Even there is still a risk while use condom. The use of it, can make your sex life safer and put your peace in mind. It can prevent STD and pregnancy as well.
Article Disclaimer : most of the article comes from Mayo Clinic (mayoclinic.org)
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