How To Use A Condom Correctly

How to use a condom correctly. Instruction for males and females

Male and female condoms are being very useful. Without a doctor’s prescription, you can buy it. This is why you have to know how to use a condom correctly. In other words how to wear a condom if you are men and how women should insert a female condom and even more we must know why we have to use condoms.

1. Why we should use a condom

Condoms are beneficial because they prevent sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy. But it is not 100% effective at doing this job. However, even when your session is being so rigorous, and both of you became adventurous to try something new, you don’t want to make a condom split if you use it correctly. Here below tips to keep your condom, and essentially your sensation, intact.

2. How to use a condom before sex

The steps for using condoms correctly starts before having sex:

  • Talking to your partner
    Don’t let the protection be a dull topic. Talk with your partner about the variety of options that are available. As you know condoms come in a variety of flavors and textures. Find something that makes sex safety more fun.

  • Buying a condom
    Latex is the most common condom option, but condoms made from other materials are available if you have an allergy. Look especially for condoms made from polyurethane or polyisoprene. Lambskin condoms are also available in market, but they cannot protect against STIs.

    It could be obvious but always verify the expiration date on the wrapper. It would only take a second and once you’ve checked it’s in date and safe to use, you can have sex.

  • Solo test
    It is common, a condom will not be effective if it’s too loose because it could slide off and It will break fast if it is too tight. If you’re not sure what your condom size or style is, then try a few different types to work out what feels good for you.

3. How to use a condom during Sex

You must be able to feel a little air bubble when you squeeze the wrapper.

Preparing yourself

  • Male
    Pay attention when you are opening condoms so you don’t damage them. Don’t use your teeth or scissors. Make sure your penis is hard enough, kisses can do the job also.

  • Female
    Open cautiously and remove the female condoms from the package in order to avoid tearing. The thick, inner ring is made to place it in the vagina and keeps a condom in place. The thin, outer ring is to put outside of the body to cover vaginal entry.

Wearing and lubricating the condom

  • Male
    Place condom on the head of the erect, hard penis. If uncircumcised, pull back the foreskin first. Pinch air out of the tip of the condom. Unroll the condom all the way down the penis. Add lubricants.


  • Female
    Find a comfortable position. While holding outside of condom at closed-end, squeeze sides of the inner ring together with your thumb and forefinger and insert into the vagina. It is similar to inserting a tampon.
    Slide your forefinger, middle finger, or both into the open end of the condom until you reach the closed end of the condom. Gently push the condom further into your vagina until you reach the cervix. Be sure the condom is not twisted. The thin, outer ring should remain outside the vagina. Guide the partner’s penis into the opening of the female condom. Stop intercourse if you feel penis slip between condom and walls of the vagina or if the outer ring is pushed into the vagina.

4. What to do with condom after sex

  • Male
    After intercourse but before pulling out, hold tight the condom at the base part. Then gently pull out, while keeping the condom in place. Then remove the condom and put it in the trash.

  • Female
    After finishing the intercourse, twist the condom, and carefully pull it out of your vagina. Put the female condom in the trash once you used it one time. Do not think to use it again.

5. The dos and don’ts

The dos

  • Male
    1. DO put on a condom any time you are going to have sex.
    2. DO use a condom before having intercourses.
    3. DO read carefully, the package and verify the expiration date.
    4. DO make sure that the condom has no tears.
    5. DO keep condoms in a cool and dry place.
    6. DO use polyurethane or latex condoms.
    7. DO uses a water-based or silicone-based lubricant to avoid tearing.

  • Female
    1. DO use a female condom during the whole intercourse, in case of vaginal or anal sex.
    2. DO read carefully the condom package insert and verify the expiration date.
    3. DO inspect carefully there are no tears or defects.
    4. DO use lubricant to help the condom remains intact.
    5. DO keep female condoms in a cool and dry place.

The don'ts

  • Male
    1. DON’T keep the condom in your wallet because heat and friction could damage it.
    2. DON’T use Nonoxynol-9 (a spermicide), it causes irritation.
    3. DON’T employ anything that comes with oil in it with latex condoms. Such as petroleum jelly (Vaseline), lotion, baby oil, butter, or cooking oils. Oil damages seriously latex condoms and may break them.
    4. DON’T use many condoms at a time. Only one is enough.
    5. DON’T ever re-utilize a condom.

  • Female
    1. DON’T mix a male condom with a female one because this can provoke tearing.
    2. DON’T re-utilize a female condom.


Is the condom necessary for blowjobs?
A study of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) claims it is possible to get HIV and other STDs during oral sex. During oral sex, viruses can pass to the body through tiny cuts in the mouth. The CDC recommends using a condom for oral sex on a man. For oral sex on a woman, the CDC says you can use Saran or a square of latex cut from a condom as a barrier between the mouth and the vagina.

How to react if the condom breaks during sex?
Man or woman may not remark if the condom breaks during intercourse. But in case you noticed the condom has broken, stop immediately, remove it and put a new one.

If you ever noticed after sex that the condom had broken. Both partners should see a doctor have a sexual health check to test for STIs. 

In case your partner is female, and she’s not using a form of contraception, you will consider seriously, the possibility of pregnancy. Girls are able to try the Emergency Contraceptive Pill (ECP) and without the need for a prescription from the doctor. Girls can take the ECP five days after having unprotected sex. However, it’s preferable to take it immediately after having unprotected sex in order to be more effective.

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