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How to use a Condom.

When things are getting close and personal and “hot”the number one rule is always “better be safe than sorry.” If you’re new to sex, or thinking of having sex condoms are a pre-requisette and when used correctly, they are your best defence against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). They are also very effective as a contraceptive device with up to 90% success rate when used properly.

To properly use a male condom, follow these instructions…

1)Open the condom wrapper using the easy-tear edges. These are the zig-zag edges on either side of the wrapper that are designed to tear apart quickly and easily.
Be careful and don’t get carried away in the heat of the moment,don’t shred open the foil, and stay away from scissors, teeth, knifes or any other sharp instrument to open a condom wrapper, or you could tear or puncture the condom.
2)Look at which way the condom is rolled. This can be difficult to do, particularly if you’re in the dark. Instead of trying to see which way the condom is rolled, feel it with your fingers:
Placing one hand on either side, pinch the rolled ring of the condom between your thumb and fingers.
Gently roll the condom in one direction with your fingers. If it resists rolling, this is not the direction in which you will want to unroll the condom over the penis.
Gently roll the condom in the other direction with your fingers. If it begins to unroll, this is the direction in which you should unroll the condom over the penis.
Cautionary tale: don’t unroll more than one roll, as unraveling it will reduce the condom’s efficacy—and make it frustratingly difficult to put on. Re-roll the condom after you’ve determined the proper unrolling direction.
3)Tips up! Make sure the reservoir at the tip of the condom is pointing in the right direction. This reservoir should already be on the outer tip of the condom but can sometimes become inverted during packaging. Make sure the reservoir is oriented so that the rest of the condom rolls away from it.
4)make sure the penis is fully erect. A condom should always fit snugly over a penis, leaving no tight or baggy spots. If rolled over a penis that is not yet fully erect, it will fit awkwardly and be more likely to fall off or tear during sex.
If more time is needed for a full erection, set the condom aside with the reservoir pointing up so that you know which way it should unroll. Pick it up again when you’re both ready.
5)Pinch the entire reservoir at the tip of the condom shut. This eliminates the possibility of creating an air pocket inside the condom when it is worn, reducing the chance of breakage and providing the semen with a place to go during ejaculation.
6)Put the condom on by rolling the condom on. The condom should easily unroll down the length of the shaft. If it turns out that you are trying to put the condom on backwards, throw it away and start over. An erect penis produces fluid prior to ejaculation that can contain sperm. If a condom has been exposed to this fluid, flipping it over and re-applying it may cause pregnancy and/or the transmission of a sexual transmitted discease.
Circumsised or not circumcised!
Circumcised penis: Pinching the reservoir shut with one hand, place the condom against the tip of the erect penis. With your other hand, push pubic hair out of the way if necessary, then gently roll the condom down the entire shaft of the penis, smoothing out any air bubbles that may appear.
Uncircumcised penis: Pinching the reservoir shut with one hand, place the condom against the tip of the erect penis. With your other hand, push pubic hair out of the way if necessary, roll the condom slightly over the tip of the penis to get it started, then gently pull back the foreskin. Slide your first hand from the reservoir tip down to the rolled ring of the condom and roll it down the entire length of the shaft. Use one hand to hold the bottom of the condom in place at the bottom of the shaft and then push the foreskin forward inside the condom with the other hand.[1] Smooth out any air bubbles if necessary.
7)Smooth lubricant over the condom if necessary. Sexual lubrication decreases the risk of damage to not only the condom, but also to those having sex. Some lubricants even contain spermicides that can help reduce the risk of pregnancy. If your condom isn’t already lubricated, apply it to both the condom and the other partner.

Do not over-apply lube, as friction is necessary for stimulation.
Never apply an oil or petroleum-based lubricant to a latex condom, as they can cause it to fail !
Water and silicon based lubricants are both safe to use with latex.
8)Check the condom periodically during use for breaks. If a condom breaks or becomes loose during sex, replace it immediately.

9)Immediately after ejaculation, withdraw penis and remove condom. Grasp the bottom of the condom with your hand and withdraw, preventing the condom from slipping off or spilling. Do not allow the penis to go flaccid within the condom before withdrawal, as this can cause the condom to fall off and remain inside the partner.

10)Dispose of the condom discretely. Tie the open end in a knot to prevent spillage, wrap it in toilet paper or tissue.

Always check the expiry date on the condom package before use.
If you or your partner has an allergy to latex, get the alternative polyurethane condoms.
If you’re unsure if the lubricant you’re using is water- or oil-based, a good rule of thumb is that any product you might find in your home for personal care use (Vaseline, lotion, aloe, etc.) is oil-based.
You can use both male and female condoms depending on what best fits your lifestyle.

Do not try to be extra safe by using more than one condom as this causes extra friction which will make the condoms more likely to break.
Novelty condoms, such as glow in the dark condoms, might not protect against pregnancy or STD transmission, but flavored, non-novelty ones will. Check the box for details.
Remember not to mix oil-based lubrication of any kind with latex condoms! Any oil-based substance can very quickly weaken latex and make it break. This includes hand lotion, Vaseline, cold cream, baby oil, and even chapstick.
Never flush a condom down the toilet, which can cause it to overflow. Having someone remove your used condom from your plumbing is far more embarrassing than wrapping it up and throwing it someplace inconspicuous.
If improperly used, a condom offers little protection. Even if properly used, there is a small possibility of pregnancy or transmission of sexually-transmitted diseases.
The male condom is designed for the penis only.
Don’t put a condom on if the package was already nicked or ripped before use.
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