“How to put on a condom” is one of the most popularly searched sexual health topics that is searched online today. Here is a comprehensive step by step guide on how to put on a condom. We also talk you through some of the most common sex facts and myths today.
It may seem obvious, but first things first, put a condom on before you start having sex! If you start having sex, and only put the condom on when you are close to ejaculating, it lowers the efficiency of the protection you are using.
Simply, the condom must be put on before the sex starts.
Here’s a quick step by step guide on how to put on a condom:
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Here are some common condom facts & myths that you should be aware of:
1. You should wear a condom every time you have sex to prevent STDs.
2. You need to put the condom on before having sex.
3. Condoms should be stored in a cool, dry place.
4. Water-based or silicone-based lubricants are the most effective for preventing breakage.
5. Wearing two condoms will offer better protection.
6. Baby oil or cooking oil can be used as lubricants.
7. Reusing a condom is fine as long as it isn’t broken.
8. It’s okay to put on a condom just before I ejaculate.
9. The pull-out method is equally as effective as condoms.
10. Condoms don’t have an expiration date.
11. If the condom has a small break or tear, it’s okay.
While the ins and outs and ups and downs of condom use can feel intimidating at the start, it is always worth the peace of mind to know that you are as best protected as you can be before having sex.
Nothing is as sexy as peace of mind!
“Ultra thin” condoms do not break more easily than regular or “ultra safe” condoms. All condoms that are currently on the market have undergone rigorous testing.
Though there are different types of condom materials and styles, there is no “break-proof” condom on the market. Putting on a condom correctly gives you the best chance of protection.
When it comes to STD protection, Planned Parenthood recommends that condoms made of latex, polyurethane, and polyisoprene offer the best protection against STDs, while natural condoms made of lambskin offer the least. For this reason, lambskin condoms are recommended for monogamous couples who are only trying to prevent pregnancy, rather than for STD prevention.
It is possible to be allergic to certain condom types, or it could also be an active ingredient included in the condom such as lubricant or spermicide.
If you regularly feel itchy after having sex with a particular brand of condom. This could indicate that you are having an allergic reaction. It is reported that between 1-6% of Americans have a latex allergy or sensitivity.
If you continuously feel itchy after sex, consider trying condoms that are made of polyurethane and polyisoprene, or switching up your lubricant to something more natural. You should consider getting tested if you are concerned that the itching could be caused by a sexually transmitted disease.
Condoms shouldn’t hurt you but there are a few instances in which they could cause discomfort for both males and females.