Useful Tips

How to wear a condom


Is it worth washing the penis with soap after sex with a condom on, or first remove it and then wash it with soap?

In fact, men never think about the problem of removing a used condom. Not for nothing, the used condom has a comparison, as it is completely unsuitable for anything. Usually there are problems with its rupture, during the process of use, and that he would not stay where he was used. And most importantly, do not miss the moment so that he does not fall down in the upright position of your body. The mouth of the condom on the organ should be taken with two fingers, and the "bag of liquid" in the hand should be disposed of in the trash on the way to the bath. Nothing complicated. "Intuitive interface", at the first time of use, everything is made clear to everyone. A separate user manual is not required. And in order to roll it up in the opposite order, you still have to think up and think about why you had to put on a condom without work, the first fitting, or something, like in an atelier, when sewing a jacket. The rules of personal hygiene after sex are the most common. Those who are very afraid of HIV should not use condoms. This rubber product has the property of self-removal.

How to choose a condom by size?

The size of a condom can play an important role in its reliability. If the condom is less than necessary, it can break, and if more than necessary, then crawl and even get stuck in the vagina. You can choose the right condom in size only by experience - trial and error. Since most often it’s not girls who purchase condoms, but guys, in this section I will refer to them.

According to statistics, most young people have a genital organ of a standard size - from 13 to 15-16 cm in an erection state. If you belong to this category, then standard, classic condoms will probably suit you. However, even for those with a classic size, a condom may seem too narrow or too wide. If so, then pay attention to the width of the condom indicated on the package: on classic condoms it is usually 52-54 mm. If the standard seemed narrow for you, next time buy condoms with a wider width (54-57 mm), usually the packaging says XXL or King size, but it's better to pay attention to the width of the condom, and not to its inviting cover.

If the standard was too wide and strove to crawl during sex, then pay attention to condoms with a smaller width (52 mm or less). Usually, such condoms are called tight-fitting.

Latex or polyurethane?

Most condoms produced are made of latex - this material is quite reliable, protects against pregnancy and genital infections, and is also affordable. However, in rare cases, latex condoms cause allergies and can cause rashes, redness, and vaginal dryness and discomfort for the partner. If you or your partner is allergic to latex, then polyurethane condoms should be used. These condoms are also reliable, but cost a bit more than latex.

Where to buy and how to store?

Buy condoms only at the pharmacy, because this is where the most suitable conditions for their long-term storage are. Condoms bought at the supermarket or in the stall may be exposed to the effects of warm air or direct sunlight.

Improper storage of condoms can lead to rupture during sex. It is undesirable to keep a condom in your wallet or pocket - constant friction and high temperatures can affect the strength of the contraceptive. Latex condoms can be stored at temperatures from 0 to + 25C. Keep condoms in a cool dark place, such as in a bedside table or in a medicine cabinet.

Be sure to monitor the expiration date.

Condoms do not last forever, and an expired contraceptive gives no guarantee of protection during sex. Before using a condom, check its expiration date. Throw away expired products without regret, as they can cost you dearly.

Do not use condoms on the individual bag of which the manufacturer, expiration date and lot number are not indicated.

How to wear a condom?

A condom should be worn on an already erect (hard) member before sexual intercourse begins.

Open the individual condom packaging by pulling one of its corners. It is not advisable to open the packaging with your mouth, as you can damage the condom with your teeth.

Pulling the foreskin down (to expose the head of the penis), hold the tip of the condom (sperm tank) with two fingers and put it on the head. There should be no air left in the tank, as this can lead to a rupture of the condom during sex.

Start unfolding a condom the entire length of the penis. If the condom does not open, then you put it on the wrong side. Take off the condom and flip it to the other side. Hold the reservoir again with two fingers and unfold the condom over the entire length of the penis.

The condom should be removed immediately after ejaculation, while the penis is still hard. When removing the penis, hold the condom with your hand so that it does not stay inside the partner. Carefully remove the condom and tie it in a knot. Throw it in the trash can (and by no means into the toilet).

Protection failed: what to do if a condom breaks

The process is simple - a man can put on a condom, or a partner can do it for him. This requires 4 steps:

    Preparation for the process

Make sure that the condom is at hand until the beginning of intimacy. Put it somewhere nearby, but in a way that is easy to reach. You cannot open the package in advance - the condom grease may dry out. And since it will be undesirable to use a condom after this, you will have to look for a new one.

A condom should be at hand When to wear

The time to put on a condom comes when the penis is in a fully “combat-ready” state. If you put a condom on an insufficiently strong body, the product can be accidentally damaged. Only when the full erection has come, take out the package and use your fingers to open it around the edge. Remember: Do not use scissors or other cutting objects to open - open the packaging with your hands only. At the same time, it is advisable that your fingers be free of burrs and your nails trimmed evenly.

Prepare a condom itself

The condom is in your hands. Take the condom by the nipple (drive) and let the air out of it. Only then place the product on the head of the penis. By following this rule, you eliminate the risk of putting a condom inside out. Do not roll the condom before placing it on the head of the penis.

Final stage

The condom is placed on the penis head with the right side. Now gently, with forward movements, roll the condom ring along the entire length of the penis.

That's all, the goal is achieved! Everything seems to be very simple and clear, but often out of inexperience people make unnecessary mistakes. We will talk about this a little lower. In the meantime, let's talk about a problem that occurs quite often - excitement when a person puts on a condom.

Even when it is already clear how to put on a condom, but there is still little practice, a person begins to worry in the process. The package does not want to open, the condom strives to slip out of its hands and "does not want" to roll out on the penis. It is not so important who exactly is trying to put a condom on a man - he himself or a partner. In any case, the romantic mood may disappear.

How to deal with this problem?

It is important to understand that the ability to quickly and correctly put on a condom is just a matter of dexterity. If you gain a little experience, then gradually everything will start to work out. Well, if while difficulties still occur, treat them as calmly as possible.

If your partner decides to wear a condom with her mouth, she must be careful not to damage the latex with her teeth.

It is very good if the partner will treat the process with understanding and make the “vestments” a part of the intimate game. And if the girl does not mind, she can put on a condom with her mouth.

However, if a couple decides to try this, it is important to know in advance how to put a condom on with their mouth. The main rule of this process is not to damage the latex with your teeth. To confidently master this technique, it is better to find a video on the Internet - how to put a condom on with your mouth.

But now the sex is over, and it's time to “expose”. How to remove a condom correctly?

You need to remove the penis from the vagina immediately after intercourse. It is important to keep the condo near the ring. Otherwise, there is a risk of leaving the product in a partner. When the penis is removed from the vagina, carefully tighten the condom - making sure that the semen in the condom does not leak and does not get on the partner and bedding.

Left without a condom, do not touch the naked penis to the genitals of the girl. Also, the outside of the condom - which touched the walls of the vagina - should not be allowed to touch the penis either. All this is important, because not only a man can be a source of danger. If the partner has some kind of sexually transmitted disease, then bacteria or viruses may remain on the outside of the condom.

After removing the condom, throw it into the bin and wash your hands thoroughly with soap.

As you can see, the rules for using a condom are simple. The main thing is to be attentive to the process and not violate the instructions. Next, we’ll talk about common mistakes made when using condoms.

Major Condom Mistakes

Unfortunately, condom misses can be very expensive. Therefore, it is more correct to learn from the mistakes of others. Read, memorize, and never repeat this at home:

    Two condom together

There is such a dangerous misconception: if you wear 2 condoms consecutively, then the protection against sexual infection will be higher. In fact, everything is different. Condoms are not designed to work in such conditions: due to friction against each other, they can break.

One correctly worn condom of a high-quality brand provides quite reliable protection. And where it is "powerless" - for example, with infections that are transmitted through normal skin lesions - 10 condoms will not help. If the partner or partner causes such strong suspicions that I want to use 2 condoms at once, it is better to completely abandon such sex than to risk health.

What can not be done

Do not put a condom in your mouth or partner. In the event of a sudden inhalation, it can get into the respiratory tract and cause suffocation. Condoms are designed for the penis only.

Do not put on several condoms at once, as this will not increase your safety. On the contrary, the friction of two condoms can cause them to break during sex. If you are worried about your safety, choose reliable condoms with the largest wall thickness (at least 0.06 mm). For anal sex, there are super-dense condoms with a wall thickness of up to 0.09mm.

If you need extra grease, use only grease that is guaranteed not to spoil the condom. Remember: you cannot use fat-containing materials such as petroleum jelly, baby cream, baby oil, hand lotion, etc. as a lubricant. Use only those lubricants that indicate that they can be used with a condom. By the way, lipstick can also reduce the reliability of a condom.

A condom is a strictly disposable thing. Never reuse a condom. If it was removed from the penis, then you can not put it on again, even if there is no fluid there.

Do not put on a condom if you do not know its expiration date, or if its packaging is damaged.

A condom should be worn before intercourse begins. In any other case, protection against pregnancy or against sexually transmitted infections will be very low. You can catch chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, HPV, HIV, herpes, and other dangerous infections if you do not use a condom from the very beginning of sexual intercourse.

What if a condom breaks?

Unfortunately, sometimes condoms break even when used properly. To avoid this, it is better to choose condoms with a classic thickness of more than 0.06 mm (this is indicated on the package). But if trouble still happened, then this instruction will help you do everything right, reducing the risk of unpleasant consequences to a minimum.

Attention! It doesn’t matter at what point you noticed that the condom broke. Even if it happened before the ejaculation, you still have a risk of transmitting sexually transmitted infections or an unwanted pregnancy.

A lot of advice has been collected on the Internet on what to do when a condom breaks, and the vast majority of these tips are not only ineffective, but even dangerous to health. Listen to the following gynecological advice instead of following the dubious instructions of dubious sites.

Tip 1: Do not douche!

You will not reduce the risk of becoming pregnant, as part of the sperm has already entered the uterus and no douching will help them “wash” out of the uterus.

It is impossible to douche at all under any pretext - this is a dangerous undertaking for health. Douching will not reduce the likelihood of becoming pregnant, but may increase the risk of sexually transmitted diseases. Potassium permanganate, hydrogen peroxide, water, lemon juice and many other incredible remedies will not help - but they will cause burns, inflammation, discomfort and other unpleasant symptoms for many weeks or months.

Tip 3: Running to the pharmacy

In the first 2 hours after the incident, you need to go to the pharmacy. You need to purchase: emergency contraception (Postinor, Escapel), and drugs that protect against sexual infections, for you and your sexual partner. Read here how to protect yourself from an unwanted pregnancy: Emergency contraception.

To reduce the risk of sexually transmitted diseases, purchase a chlorhexidine solution and vaginal suppositories containing chlorhexidine (for example, the well-known drug Hexicon). The girl should insert one Hexicon candle into the vagina and lie down on the bed for several hours so that the candle does not leak out and has its effect. The guy should carefully process the penis with a solution of Hexicon. Hexicon is effective only if used in the first 2 hours after unprotected intercourse. Even if you did everything right and on time, you still need to be tested.

Tip 4: Get tested

In the case of sex with an unfamiliar partner, or if you are not sure that he is healthy, it is better to take safety measures. 2-3 weeks after sex, take tests for gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, chlamydia, syphilis, HIV infection and hepatitis B and C. If the results of tests for HIV infection and viral hepatitis are negative, they will need to be repeated in a few months. If you suspect that your partner is HIV-infected, contact a venereologist who will tell you what to do next.

Tip 5: Get A Pregnancy Test

Even on time, an emergency contraception is not given a 100% guarantee of protection against pregnancy. Be sure to do a pregnancy test 4-5 weeks after intercourse, during which a condom broke. The test must be done in case of delay, as well as if your period came on time and you do not have any symptoms of pregnancy.

What to do if the condom slides and gets stuck in the vagina?

First of all, do not panic. A condom that is stuck in itself is not harmful to health and cannot go beyond the vagina and into the uterus or other internal organs. He is still in the vagina and is not so difficult to get.

Take an upright position and try to squeeze (as if you were crap) - the condom should come out in a few seconds or minutes. If after this manipulation the condom did not come out, then it just at least dropped below, and that means you can get it with two fingers.

If all else fails and the condom cannot be removed, contact your gynecologist as soon as possible. The gynecologist will be able to quickly and painlessly remove the stuck condom.

To avoid pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, you should follow the same instructions as in the case of condom rupture (see tips above).