When would you know if a condom breaks or rips after sex? Do you feel when it rips or breaks?
Men wearing condoms should be able to tell when they break — they will feel a change in sensation. Their partners might not be able to feel the difference, so the responsibility lies with them. They can learn what it feels like by breaking condoms on purpose while masturbating. It’s also a good idea to periodically use your eyes or hands to check on a condom during sex.
You can reduce the risk of a condom breaking or ripping by using water-based lubricant — like KY or Astroglide. Click here to learn about using condoms.
You should also know that if a condom breaks and you’re not on another method, like the pill or IUD, you can take emergency contraception (“the morning-after pill”) within five days to greatly reduce your risk of getting pregnant.