Condom usage

How to put a condom on

  1. Check the expiration date (Outdated condoms break easier)
  2. Put the condom on before any genital-to-genital contact. The fluid that leaks from a penis before ejaculation can contain sperm.
  3. Use a new condom each time
  4. Be careful not to tear the condom when unwrapping it. If it’s torn, brittle, or stiff, toss it and use another
  5. Leave a half-inch of extra space at the tip to collect the semen, then pinch the air out of the tip
  6. Unroll the condom over the erect penis as far as it will go
  7. Smooth out any air bubbles—they can cause condoms to break

Instructions are included in condom packages.

How to take a condom off

  1. Hold on to the base of the condom while pulling out so that semen doesn’t spill out
  2. Remove condom before penis becomes flaccid
  3. Throw the condom away in a trash can (preferably one that is out of the reach of children and pets)
  4. Be sure and wash hands and penis before any repeated contact