Opening the condom wrapper
Carefully open the foil packaging along the zig-zag edge and take out the condom with your fingers. Make sure not to tear the condom with your fingernails or jewellery.
Putting on the condom, squeezing the reservoir tip of the condom with two fingers
You can put on the condom as soon as the penis is erect. Hold the tip of the condom between
your forefinger and thumb. Place the condom over the tip of the hard penis before the first contact between penis and vagina or penis and anus.
Unrolling the condom
While squeezing the reservoir tip of the condom with one hand use your other hand to roll the condom down over the entire penis. If it is difficult to unroll the condom you are probably using it inside out. Do not flip and reuse the condom as this might transfer body fluids from one person to another. Start over with a new condom and check the direction of the roll. It might be helpful to practice using a condom beforehand.
Condoms are available in different sizes. Optimum protection is ensured when the condom is neither too loose nor too tight.
Many condoms are lubricated to make them easier to use. It might be useful to apply some extra lubricant (lube) on the outside of the condom after it has been placed on the penis. This makes it easier to insert the penis with a condom. This is more pleasant for many people. The lubricant also protects the condom.
Please note: Good lubricants are made with water or silicone. Never use fat-based lubricants such as vaseline, baby oil, body lotion, massage oil, butter or margarine as they will damage the condom.
Most shops that sell condoms also offer lubricants suitable for use with a condom.
Having sex, checking the condom during use
It is important to make sure that the condom stays in place while you are having sex.
Maybe you and the other person want to switch between vaginal sex and anal sex. Then you first have to change the condom in between switching.
Are you having sex with several people at the same time? Then you have to use a new condom for each person.
Holding the condom in place when withdrawing
The penis should be carefully withdrawn from your partner’s body after ejaculation, once it starts to lose its erection or when the condom slips or feels too tight. When pulling the penis out of your partner’s body hold onto the rim of the condom to prevent it from slipping.
Disposing of the condom after single use
Carefully roll off the used condom, wrap it in tissue and throw it in a rubbish bin. Do not flush it down the toilet. Do not reuse the condom.
Important note: Please use either a condom or an internal condom during vaginal sex. Using both types of condom together can cause too much friction. This can cause the condom or vaginal condom to break.