You may think that you have mastered the art of putting safety on your partner or yourself after having sex in school, but when it comes to dealing with IRL, things can become complex. Sometimes, whether we have healthy teachers or those who only receive abstinence education, each of us may review how to wear condoms.
According to the theory of family planning, in fact, when you add human errors, the efficiency of condoms is only 82% (but the efficiency when used correctly is 98%). In addition, human errors often occur when using condoms - a research report shows that 25.3% of people will unfold the condom before wearing it. Knowing the importance of using condoms correctly is important for everyone to prevent pregnancy or the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.
That's why we contacted several of our favorite sex education personnel and consulted on family planning advice to gain a deeper understanding of how to wear condoms.
The first thing to remember? When people talk about condoms, they usually refer to male condoms, a contraceptive method and safer sexual barriers, usually made of latex and placed on the penis. However, condoms are not just about the penis. It can also be used for dildos to prevent sexual infections. (Yes, sexual infections can be transmitted through sex toys.) And if latex male condoms do not work for you (for some reason), please be aware that there are other options for sexual disorders.
Please continue reading for a step-by-step guide to obtaining condoms. Don't be afraid to practice on bananas and cucumbers.
Check the expiration date.
According to the Family Planning Association, condoms can be used for several years, but it is best to ensure that condoms purchased from stores do not sell old condoms. Dr. Timareescchmit, a sex educator, stated that even if you have just purchased the packaging, you must check the expiration date and packaging condition on the packaging box. If the expiration date has already passed, throw away these bad boys and buy new ones.
Ensure that condoms are properly stored.
Dr. Schmidt stated that shelf life is of course very important, and storage conditions are also important, and more. It is important to keep the condom at a moderate temperature and avoid puncturing.
A bedside table is an ideal place to place condoms, but sometimes you want to have sex outside of your own bed. According to Dr. Schmit, if the wallet and bag are far from the key, or there is a possibility of puncturing the packaging paper, it is a good place. She said that if you store the condom in your wallet for a short period of time (such as overnight), it's okay, but the wallet is not the long-term storage location for the condom because if you take it in, the heat in your body may damage the latex. Pockets for clothes.
Carefully open the packaging paper
To avoid tearing and damaging the condom when opening the packaging, please gently tear open the edges with your fingers and open it carefully. Do not use sharp objects such as scissors or teeth, as this may cause accidental tearing. Of course, it may look sexy now, but opening a condom with your mouth may cause you or your partner to accidentally bite on the latex and tear open the condom, making it less sexy when it ruptures during sexual activity.
Ensure that the condom is not intrinsic.
Please carefully check to ensure that the condom is not flipped over. This is a little trick: When wearing a condom in the right direction, it should look like a cute little hat. According to family planning, it can be expanded a bit and checked again whether it is from the inside out. However, if placed on the penis and tied dildo in the wrong way, please do not scroll again before use. Throw away the condom and start over.
Pinch it very sharply.
After unfolding the condom, place it on the penis or dildo, and use your thumb and index finger to pinch the tip of the end of the condom to summarize. If you can easily find the chips, it means that condoms are not inside out. This is particularly important when using condoms on the penis. After ejaculation, the partner wants to grip the front end of the condom to provide space for semen.
Place a condom on the head of the penis or dildo.
When making a small water reservoir by pinching the front end of the condom tightly, place it on the head of the penis, dildo, or penetrating penis.
Unfold the condom.
When using one hand to secure the front end, unfold the condom to the bottom of the penis or dildo. Toronto sexologists Jessica and Reilly, PhD, stated that cold hands do not always feel sexy. If you have the opportunity, please warm up first. There are many sizes of condoms, such as myONE? perfect? Fit? The brand's condoms come in up to 56 sizes, but if used properly, most standard size condoms will fit most penises and dildos. (Therefore, if you have a penis, please do not complain about condoms.)
Don't be afraid of lubricating oil.
Some condoms are lubricated in advance, but drying can cause the condom to rupture. Therefore, if additional moisture is needed, please use latex friendly lubricants (just do not use oil based lubricants such as coconut oil, as grease can decompose the latex). Dr. O said that before wearing a condom, you can first put a little lubricating oil on the top of it or spray it on your hand, then wear it on your penis or dildo all the time, and then rub it on the outside of the condom. Most condom companies in Riley (such as Trojan) also make lubricants, which are sold in pharmacies next to choosing condoms, so it should not be difficult for you to find one.
Now that the condom is installed correctly, it can be installed. If you feel uncomfortable or if the condom ruptures, please pull out and repackage a new condom with your partner of the penis or dildo. Can I stop exchanging semen and/or body fluids at a local pharmacy when a condom ruptures? Purchase over-the-counter emergency contraceptives (if worried about pregnancy) and/or make an appointment for STI screening.
However, if the condom is worn correctly and does not rupture, especially when used in combination with other protective methods such as contraceptives and/or PrEP, there is no need to worry too much (although condoms are not 100% effective).
Carefully remove the condom.
Especially in cases related to semen, special attention should be paid when removing the condom. Dr. Schmidt said: After completion, when retreating, grab the bottom of the condom. Remove the penis or dildo, hold the condom, roll it down and tie it (to prevent semen from spilling), and throw it into the trash can. Dr. Schmidt stated that people with penises should remove the condom while it is still very hard, as it is easier to remove and helps prevent semen leakage. Of course, do not reuse condoms.