This is how you wear latex…
This is how you wear latex…
Shiny, smooth, and gliding surfaces…latex, rubber, and co… do you know how to wear it?
Well, we are not exactly talking about latex-fetish-outfits, but most importantly, about condoms and how to wear condoms.
With the alarming rise in numbers of newly diagnosed STDs protection has become more important as ever before. Not only the right choice of protective gear, but the proper way of their usage becomes an essential part of healthy sex. Condoms are one of the oldest and basic but very effective means of protection against STDs and unwanted pregnancies. While most men have used and are familiar with the correct way of wearing a condom, some part of the male population, specifically the “newbies” may not know the proper way of wearing a condom.
How to Wear a Condom:
First thing you want to check before wearing a condom is the expiration date. Some condoms are covered with spermicides which improve the anti-pregnancy properties of condoms(Read more about birth control here). If the expiration date has passed, the condom might not be as protective as a new one, and might even have become fragile in its structure bearing the risk of tearing during sex. So before wearing a condom, check on it and make sure its not expired.
Next thing you want to check a condom for before putting it over your penis is its structural integrity; you just want to make sure that the condom is intact before wearing it. You can do so by feeling the air bubble in the packaging. If there is no air, that means the packaging has been damaged and you should not wear that condom. Even the condom itself might have been punctured and is not safe to wear.
Now that you have made sure your condom is intact, it is time to take it out of its packaging.
BUT hold on! Before taking the condom out of the envelope to wear you must make sure to have an erection. Always wear the condom over the erect penis!
OK, let’s take it out. Push the condom to one side of the packaging in order to ensure that you do not damage it while tearing the envelope. Always open the condom packet using the easy tear edges, do not use your teeth, scissors, or sharp objects to open the packet, as you may damage the condom.
Once out of the package, look for the “hat”. The hat is located on the tip of the condom and that is where you should hold it and try to roll it over your penis. If you go the other way (wrong way) than it might look like a baby’s bottle cap. Holding the condom the wrong way will make it impossible to wear. If you try to unroll this onto the penis you won’t be able to do it correctly and it wont allow itself to be placed over the penis.
When putting on a condom you also want to make sure that the penis is free of any additional creams or lubricating lotions as it may allow the condom to flip over the penis. Furthermore, any additional “stuff” will take away space and compete with your semen inside the condom making an overflow very possible. Now, squeeze the “hat” in order to get the air out of it and place it at the top of the glans. Once you unroll the condom you’ll notice that at the very tip there is no air. This is to catch the semen once you ejaculate.
Beside the right way of putting on a condom, the correct initial use is also very important. When inserting the penis into the vagina be sure to hold the base of the condom to see that it stays on and remains on the penis. After this initial measure, the condom usually stays put on the penis till the end of the intercourse.
After ejaculation, roll the condom when the penis is still erect, tie the top and throw it in a trash can, never flush it, as it could clog your toilet as well as pollute the environment; fishes don’t like human semen. Please dispose the used condoms properly inside a trash can.
Some more safety tips when wearing a condom:
- Replacing your condom if trying different sex positions will reduce the risk of infection. Condoms worn for long period of time may become exhausted and result in micro tears allowing infection to invade your manhood.
- When you had an orgasm and ejaculation, always remember to wear a new condom. NEVER reuse a worn condom.
- Some individuals may have a latex allergy(Read more about latex allergy here). Before putting on a condom make sure that you or your partner do not suffer from latex allergy. If one of you does, consider wearing latex free condoms.
- And last but not least, always keep in mind that wearing a condom is a good measure for protecting against STDs, but putting on a condom may never eliminate the risk of infection completely.