How to use a condom properly
Could you be using a condom the wrong way and not even know it? According to Planned Parenthood, over 40% of men that use condoms do not use condoms correctly. It may seem like a simple process, but if not done correctly it can have dire consequences. Make sure you know how to use a condom before having sex. Proper condom usage prevents viral STD Transmission such as HIV, Herpes and Hepatitis B as well as bacterial STD’s chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, and syphilis. In addition, proper condom use is an extremely effective birth control method. Follow these 8 simple steps below to make sure you are using condoms correctly.
How to Use a Condom Instructions
Follow these 8 simple steps for proper condom use
Step 1: Choose a New Condom
Always use a new condom for each sex act
Step 2: Check Expiration Date
Check the expiration date on the condom. Never use a condom that is expired.
Step 3: Open Condom Package
Open the package being careful not to damage the condom.
Step 4: Prepare the Condom
Squeeze the tip of the condom so that there is no air inside.
Step 5: Place Condom on Penis
While holding the tip of the condom, place the condom on the tip of the erect penis.
Step 6: Roll the Condom Downward
Gently roll the condom down to the base of the penis. If the condom will not unroll it may be expired or on backwards. Discard it and use a new condom.
Step 7: After Intercourse Remove Penis
Remove the penis immediately after ejaculation while still erect. This will prevent any semen from leaking.
Step 8: Removal and Dispose of Condom
Remove condom and dispose of in the trash. Do not flush down the toilet.