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How to Use a Condom

CondomsSafer sex is now a part of our world. Over the past 30 years, there has been a distinct shift in our needs in sexual protection. The change has not come easily, but we’ve come to realize that the growing transmission of sexually transmitted infections is a problem that must be addressed. The most popular and effective method to address this problem is using condoms.

Condoms have been around for a long time and were primarily used for avoiding pregnancy - which they are still great for as well! So now they have two great uses to enhance our sex lives by reducing our worries about other factors.

Unfortunately, condoms have gotten a bad rap for dulling sensation and taking away the spontaneity of sex. This is understandable given that they change the way we have sex. However, over the years we’ve come to understand their value and we’ve learned how to bring some added pleasure to using condoms. People are pretty resourceful when it comes to sex and making it better no matter what!

Check out how you can maximize your sexual potential while using a condom.

Choosing a condom

Some people think of condoms as this little baggy that just goes on the end of a penis. What they don’t realize is that there are many different types of condoms available to ensure both partners feel fantastic during sex. There are condoms of different sizes to ensure the right fit and condoms of different thicknesses to ensure sexytime pleasure. There are condoms that feature studs and ribs to increase your partner’s pleasure and there are even wild colours and glow in the dark condoms because sex should always be fun!

When to use a condom

It is recommended that condoms are used in all types of sex that involve the penis coming into contact with your partner’s fluids. This is for both partner’s safety and includes vaginal, oral and anal sex. Different sex acts carry different risks of infection transmission, but unless you and your partner are fluid-bonded, it is up to you to assess your risk tolerance.

Putting a condom on

CondomsDifferent people enjoy different methods of putting on condoms. Some just want to slip it on and move on to other sexytime business. Other folks make putting a condom on part of their sexytime! Either way, there are some basics to remember:

  • Always check the expiration date of your condoms before using them
  • Make sure your hands are clean and haven’t come into contact with fluid before opening the package
  • Place the condom on the tip of the penis, holding the tip
  • As you roll the condom down the shaft, pinch the tip of the condom to ensure that air does not become trapped in the tip
  • Roll the condom down all the way to the bottom of the shaft
  • You can do this quick and fast, or you can draw it out and make it fun with touching, kissing, teasing and more

Helpful hints

When putting on and using a condom, there are some fun and important things to remember. If you find that the tip of the penis becomes irritated when using a condom, add a little bit of lubricant to the inside of the tip of the condom before putting it on. If you’re using condoms for oral sex, flavoured varieties can taste a lot better than latex. If you like rough sex or want to use condoms during anal sex, it is best to not use the ultra thin varieties to ensure your condom doesn’t break during. If your condom comes off during sex, toss that one aside and put on a fresh one.

Taking a condom off

One of the most important things to remember about using condoms is how to properly take the condom off. Once your sexytimes have come to an end, whether the person wearing the condom has orgasmed or not, be sure to withdraw the penis and move a little bit away from your partner. Condoms are rubbery after all, and sometimes taking them off can be an adventure. Do your best to slide it off and not allow semen to splatter, leak or spray anywhere. Tie the end of the condom, dispose of it in a trash can (not the toilet!) and wipe the penis clean before you and your partner become close again.

Buy condoms

If you want to engage in sexual penetration, it's a good idea to have condoms on hand to ensure you'll be playing safely. If you would like to buy your own, head on over to our condoms category: Buy Condoms.

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