February 25th, 2014
While it may feel like second nature for most men, according to new research, a staggering percentage of men do not put a condom on properly. Researchers from Indiana University analyzed 50 studies on condom usage. After analyzing 16 years of data, researchers discovered an overwhelming amount of condom mistakes made by couples when gearing up for sex. Could you be making one as well?
Take a look at some of the top condom mistakes made in the boudoir when it comes to putting on it.
Numerous studies about condom mistakes revealed that between 17 percent and 51.1 percent of individuals reported putting a condom on after intercourse has already begun. This highly increases the risk of obtaining a sexually transmitted disease.
Between 13.6 percent and 44.7 percent of study participants reported removing the condom before intercourse was complete.
No Space at The Tip
24.3 percent to 45.7 percent of respondents mentioned they failed to leave enough space at the tip of the condom to collect semen.
Between four percent and 30.4 percent of respondents admitted that they began rolling the condom on inside out, but then flipped the condom over and continued using it. This is one of that condom mistakes with high risk probability, because it exposes the woman to pre-ejaculatory fluids which can lead to pregnancy.
Exposure To a Sharp Object
Between 2.1 percent and 11.2 percent of study respondents stated that they opened condom packets with a sharp object. Opening the wrapper with a sharp object may inadvertently lead to tearing the condom itself.
Failure to Check For Damage
When removing the condom from its package, 82.7 percent of women and 74.5 percent of men reported other condom mistakes: They fail to check for damage. Keep your eyes open to make sure the wrapper is not worn down, ripped or has an expiration date that has passed!
Between 16 percent and 25.8 percent of study participants reported using condoms without lubrication. If a couple is having sex for an extended period of time, the condom is more likely to rip without lubrication.
Between 3.3 percent and 19.1 percent of people in the studies of condom mistakes had stored their condoms in conditions that did not comply with the recommendations on the package. Avoid storing them in direct sunlight or your wallet—both can degrade the latex.
Not Wearing One at All
While this statistic was not part of the studies, it is an important one to mention. According to the most recent National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior, only 45 percent of men ages 18 to 24 used a condom with their last sexual partner. And as the age groups increased, the stats only got worse: Only 29.3 percent of men ages 25 to 34 used condoms and 21.3 percent of men between ages 35 and 44.
Be aware that condom mistakes can increase the risk of sexual relationships. Everyone who want to use condom should be concern about them and avoid its related dangers.