to use a condom
to use a condom properly
can only work well if they do not come off or split.
If they are stored and used carefully, this will only
very rarely happen.
men and women should know how to use one.
It is a good idea for people to practice putting
a condom on and off - in private, on a penis or suitable
object, before using one during sex. They will then
feel happy and confident that they know what to do.
good quality condoms (from a good shop or clinic if
possible). Store them in a cool place, away from heat
or sunshine which can damage rubber;
a new condom each time, and use it only once. Check
the date on the packet, and that the packet is not
damaged, crushed or torn;
the packet carefully, so the condom is not damaged.
Check that the condom is neither brittle nor sticky.
If it is, throw it away and use another one;
When having sex, wait until the penis goes hard, but
put the condom on before the penis touches the other
person's sex organs or anus;
that the condom is the right way up, with the roll
on the outside;
one hand, pinch the top of the condom to press out
the air bubble;
the other hand, roll the condom right down to the
base of the penis, to the pubic hair;
a lubricant is used (and this can help to prevent
the condom from splitting), use a water based one
(KY jelly), not oils, fat or cream which can damage
After sex, hold the condom in place and withdraw the
penis from the vagina or anus while it is still hard;
the condom off carefully, making sure that no semen
is spilled, wrap it up and dispose of it carefully
in a toilet or latrine.
anal sex there is a greater risk that a normal condom
will split, so a special thicker condom should be used,
together with lots of a water based lubricant.
re-use a condom.
If a new condom is used each time a couple has sex,
they will be protecting both themselves and their partners
health and future life.