Condoms are the most popular form of birth control worldwide, and it’s easy to see why! Condoms provide protection against both pregnancy and STDs like HIV, so they’re extremely beneficial to use during sex. With these steps on how to use a condom during sex, you can ensure that both you and your partner are protected from STDs and pregnancy, no matter what position you’re in. Just follow these simple steps and enjoy!
Putting on a condom
- Check the expiration date on the condom package. An expired condom is more likely to break.
- Open the package carefully. Do not rip or tear the condom, as this can also cause it to break.
- Pinch the tip of the condom and unroll it over the penis.
- Apply water-based lubricant to the outside of the condom. This will help reduce friction and prevent the condom from breaking.
Now that you know how to put on a condom, it's time to learn how to use one during sex. Here are a few tips
Safer oral, anal, and vaginal sex
To have safer oral sex, put the condom on the tip of your partner's penis before they ejaculate. For anal sex, put the condom on your partner's penis before they insert it into your anus. For vaginal sex, put the condom on your partner's penis before they insert it into your vagina. If you're using a female condom, put it in your vagina before sexual activity begins.
Safely using condoms with toys
If you're using condoms with sex toys, make sure the toy is properly covered with the condom. It's also important to use plenty of water-based lubricant, as this will help reduce friction. Start with the toy inserted a couple of inches into the vagina or anus, then carefully roll the condom down the shaft. Once the condom is in place, add more lube if needed. When you're finished, hold onto the base of the condom as you withdraw the toy to prevent it from slipping off.
Condoms for men with ED
If you have erectile dysfunction (ED), you may still be able to enjoy sex. Using a condom can help make sex safer and more enjoyable. Here's how to put on a condom