Male Condom

Male condom acts like a barier : prevents unwanted pregnancy by preventing the man's semen from entering the woman's vagina, so that sperm can't reach a woman's egg and also protect males and females from getting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV, stopping direct contact between penis, rectum, mouth and exchange of genital fluids like semen, vaginal fluids or blood, that may carry pathogen agents.

Putting on a condom can be fun. Some women enjoy doing this for their partners. You can use your lips and tongue to help your fingers unroll the condom down the shaft of the penis but be careful not to brake the delicate material with your nails or jewellery.

Use new, good quality condom. Check the expiration date carefully. Old condoms can be dry, brittle or weakened and can break more easily.

Unwrap gently the condom, dont use scissors, knives, don't tear the wrapper with your fingernails or your teeth. A certain rush is understandable but using sharp objects or teeth can demage the condom. And if it's the only one you have ... you are doomed.

Expel the air from the teat at the top of the condom by squeezing it with your fingertips to leave some extra space in the top to collect the semen, so it will not leak out the side of the condom.

Ensure that it will unroll the right way before putting it on. If you accidentally tried to put it on the wrong way, use a new condom.

Put the condom only when the penis is fully erected before there is any contact with a partnerís genitals. If you are uncircumcised, push your foreskin back while you're putting the condom on. So you will maximize mobility and reduce the risk of breakage during intercourse.

Place the opening of the condom on the head of the penis, with the rolled part outside, still pinching the top.

Unroll it down the length of the penis, still pinching the top. If it does not unroll smoothly from the rim on the outside, it is on the wrong way and you must start over with a new condom. When fully unrolled, the condom should extend almost to the base of the penis and fit like a second skin.

After ejaculation withdraw the penis from the woman's vagina while your penis is still hard. Hold the condom securely at the base of the penis.

Remove the condom carefully to prevent spillage. Care must always be taken that any semen left on the penis does not get transferred - from the fingers, for example - to the woman's vagina.

Throw the condom away in the waste container, not in the toilet.

Lubrication is really important. Condoms have a high rate of success, but that rate drops when they aren't used properly, and one of the easiest ways to break a condom is by letting it get dry. Buy some lubricant when you buy condoms. Not only will it help them work better, but well-lubricated sex is more enjoyable for both you and your partner.

Do not use butter, baby oil, hands cream, oil-based lubricant or any lubricant other than lubricants designed for use with condoms. Be sure the lubricants you use is water-based. Other lubricants can destroy condoms and that is what you don't want.