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How to Have Safe Sex with Condoms

When learning how to have safe sex, your first and new mantra should always be to use a condom. They are so commonly used that if anyone ever suggests that you don't use one then you seriously need to think why.

No matter how long you have know them for, if they are asking you not to use a condom then it's more than likely that they asked their previous partner not to use one and will probably ask their next partner not to use one as well. Make a wise decision because no one can look after your body except for you, and you only get one.

How To Use A Condom?

Use care when opening the packet as not to tear or catch the condom with your fingers

The condom should be held at the teat and then rolled on to the penis. Never open a condom out and then try to put it on. If you don't have success getting it on the first time, throw it away and use a new one. (Condom usages statistics)

Watch or help your partner put it on. Ensure that he does it properly and don't accept it as good to go if you feel that he hasn't done it correctly. This includes checking the expiry date on the packet and ensuring the condom has been left in a cool dry place. A condom left in the heat such as in a car's glove box is more likely to break.

Make sure he puts it on fully and you are happy with the result. If he is flippant with his application the condom can slip off and usually that means inside you. It's not fun retrieving a condom from depths of your vagina, and while it can happen even when it has been placed on properly, try to prevent this by making sure it's done correctly in the first place.

If you are using lubricant (common for couples during vaginal sex and essential for anal sex) only purchase a water soluble lubricant such as KY Jelly or another leading brand. These are also inexpensive and readily available. Lubricant makes sex more comfortable but it also helps to prevent too much friction that can result in the condom breaking or tearing. Never use Vaseline or anything else you may have handy around the house. Not only can they cause you irritation, these products compromise the strength of the condom and can cause them to tear.

Don't let the penis be in contact with the vagina before the condom is on. Also, the penis should be withdrawn immediately after ejaculation with your partner holding the rim of the condom to stop any spillage. Take care to then slip the condom off.


  • The penis must be fully erect befor wearing condom
  • Only ever use a condom once!
  • It is recommended to use condoms for all forms of sex including oral and anal.
  • Do not touch or rub vagina with penis befoe wearing the condom
  • After ejaculation penis must be pulled back before it becomes flaccid.

Preventing sexually transmitted diseases or pregnancy is as easy as using a condom but although they are so widely used and mostly successful, the only way to truly protect yourself from getting an STD is to abstain from sex all together. Of course, this is not an option or a lifestyle for most people but knowing this should always make you vigilant to in protecting yourself and your partner.