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How to Put On a Condom

Condoms can help protect you from most STDs, but they’re not perfect. Sometimes they break. A condom can break if it’s put on the wrong way. Here’s the right way to put on a condom.

Putting on condom

1

Squeeze the air from the tip of the condom as you put it on the head of the hard penis.

Putting on condom

2

Leave some room in the tip of the condom to catch semen. Unroll the condom all the way down over the penis.

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3

Use only water-based lubricants with latex condoms. Using oils or hand creams can cause latex condoms to break.

Taking condom off

4

After sex, hold the condom at the base of the penis and pull out of your partner carefully. Then throw the condom away.

Condom tips

  • To prevent STDs, use only condoms made of latex or polyurethane.

  • If you want the condom to feel slippery, use lubricated condoms or use water-based lubricants.

  • Never use the same condom twice.

  • Using spermicides with condoms may help protect against some STDs. Do not use spermicide if it causes itching or pain

  • Keep condoms in a cool, dry place. Heat can damage them. 

 

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