Condoms when employed the right way help you steer clear of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and pregnancies that you didn’t place for.
When I say correct use of condoms, it entails several aspects, including; choosing the right kind of condoms, storing them safely, as well as putting them on and taking them in the correct manner.
When you wear a condom correctly, there is 98% chance of preventing pregnancy and STDs.
But are you using Condoms the right way?
Let’s look at ways to use condoms correctly.
1. Choose the right condom
Effective use of condoms begins from choosing them correctly. Condoms can be purchased in most grocery stores, drugstores, and convenience stores, and even online.
Here, I recommend some few rips to choose the right type of condoms.
Buy condoms made of latex
Condoms of latex are the most effective in preventing STDs and pregnancy. Avoid the “natural” condoms, such as animal skin, because they are less effective in preventing STDs.
Buy condoms with lubricant
Condoms with lubrication are less likely to break. Choose a pre-lubricated condom, or apply lube all around the condom before you put it on. Make sure the lubricant is water-based, not oil-based, as oil will break down the latex.
Check the expiration date on the package before buying it, as well as before you have any sexual contact, to make sure it hasn’t expired.
After you purchase condoms, keep them in a dry, cool place. Your wallet or the glove box of your car; these hot spots can make condoms defective.
2. Wear condoms correctly
Most men commit the blunder of wearing the condom wrongly from start to finish during intercourse. Wearing it after intercourse has already started will not protect against STDs or unwanted pregnancy.
Here is the correct way to put on a condom:
Open the package by tearing slowly along the side with your fingers. Do not use teeth or scissors. If the condom is damaged, throw it away and get a new one.
Once the condom is out of the packaging, pinch the tip of the condom.
Slowly roll it over the erect penis, all the way to the base. Leave a half-inch space for semen to collect at the tip.
Do not reuse a condom. Apart from being gross, a used condom is likely to break. Always use a new one each time you have sex.
3. Remove condoms correctly
Effective removal of condoms is as important as wearing it correctly. Wear a condom until after ejaculation. If you remove the condom before you finish intercourse, it will not protect against either pregnancy or STDs.
Here is the correct way to take off a condom:
Hold the base of the condom in place right after ejaculation and slowly withdraw from the vagina while the penis is still erect.
Check to make sure the condom didn’t rip or tear. If you notice damage to the condom, unfortunately, this will not prevent STDs, so get tested by a medical professional as soon as possible.
Wrap the condom in a tissue or toilet paper and throw it away in a trash can.
Condoms when used correctly are one of the most effective ways to safely have sex and reassure your partner that you care about their well-being.
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