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if you and your partner decide to have sex howdo you know if the condomm is on right

With a little practice, condoms are very easy to use. Check out this video:

Each package of condoms includes detailed instructions. Be sure to read and understand the instructions and check the expiration date before you use a condom.

  • Put the condom on before the penis touches the vulva. Men leak fluids from their penises before and after ejaculation. This fluid can carry enough germs to pass sexually transmitted infections. If it picks up sperm from a previous ejaculation, it could possibly cause pregnancy.
  • Use a condom only once. Use a fresh one for each erection (“hard-on”). Have a good supply on hand.
  • Condoms usually come rolled into a ring shape. They are individually sealed in aluminum foil or plastic. Be careful — don’t tear the condom while unwrapping it. If it is torn, brittle, stiff, or sticky, throw it away and use another.
  • Put a drop or two of lubricant inside the condom.
  • Pull back the foreskin, unless circumcised, before rolling on the condom.
  • Place the rolled condom over the tip of the hard penis.
  • Pinch the air out of the tip with one hand while placing it on the penis.
  • Unroll the condom over the penis with the other hand.
  • Roll it all the way down to the base of the penis.
  • Smooth out any air bubbles. (Friction against air bubbles can cause condom breaks.)
  • Lubricate the outside of the condom.


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