CORRECT CONDOM USE
When used correctly, condoms are almost 100% effective in preventing
pregnancy and stopping the spread of STDs. Wondering what 'correct
condom use' means? Read below to find out:
Check the expiration date first. If the expiration date has passed,
don't use the condom. Or if the condom is brittle, or the package is
already torn, do not use it. Open the package carefully, to make sure
you don't damage the condom. Put on the condom after the penis is hard
and before genital contact with partner.
Pinch, Place, Unroll
Pinch air from the tip of condom. Place the condom on the end of a
hard penis. Use one hand to hold the condom on the tip. You want
the roll on the outside, so it will slide down the penis. Unroll the
condom all the way down with your other hand.
Using lubricant will reduce the risk of your condom breaking during use,
it can also improve the sensation. Apply to the outside of the condom
and inside of the tip. Never use oil-based lubricants like hand lotion,
Vaseline, massage oil or baby oil. These weaken latex condoms and make
them more likely to break. ONLY use water-based lubricants like
Astroglide, Slippery Stuff, KY jelly, or spermicidal lubes.
Hold On Tight
After sex, hold the base of the condom tightly and pull out before the
penis becomes soft. Try not to spill semen. Wrap the condom in tissue
and throw in trash. Wash hands with soap and water before touching your
partner's genitals again-otherwise you could still be passing your body
fluids unintentionally to your partner.
NEVER USE A CONDOM MORE THAN ONCE!