How do you put on a condom if I have an uncircumcised penis? Do I have to pull my foreskin back? Does it have to be over the testicles also?
Most uncircumcised men pull their foreskin back when putting on a condom, but it’s a matter of personal preference.
A condom does not cover the testicles — just the penis. With a little practice, condoms are very easy to use.
Here are some tips for putting on a condom:
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.
Place the rolled condom over the tip of your hard penis.
Leave a half-inch space at the tip to collect semen.
Pinch the air out of the tip with one hand while placing it on your penis.
Unroll the condom over your penis with the other hand.
Roll it all the way down to the base of your penis.
Smooth out any air bubbles. (Friction against air bubbles can cause condom breaks.)
Lubricate the outside of the condom.
Here are some tips for taking off a condom:
Pull out before your penis softens.
Don’t spill the semen — hold the condom against the base of your penis while you pull out.
Throw the condom away.
Wash your penis with soap and water before having sex again.
It’s best if both you and your partner know how to put on and use a condom. It will make using a condom easier and more pleasurable and will make the condom more effective. To learn without feeling pressured or embarrassed, practice putting on and taking off a condom on a penis or a penis-shaped object like a ketchup bottle, banana, cucumber, or squash.