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Condoms

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How do I use a condom?

Expert:   Logan Levkoff Ph.D, Sex Educator »

Learning how to use a condom isn't hard--just watch this video to learn the basics on condoms, lubricant and how to wear a latex condom properly.

Transcript: "Condoms are VERY effective at preventing STIs and pregnancy, but ONLY when they’re used correctly. First and foremost -- put the condom on BEFORE your penis touches her vagina, or any OTHER part. Rip open the wrapper. It may be tempting to tear it open with your teeth, but we suggest you don’t – you could tear the condom. Now, prepare to put on the condom. For the sake of decency here, we’re going to demonstrate this on a banana, but you’ll get the picture. If you’re uncircumcised, pull BACK the foreskin. Now, place the condom at the head of the erect penis, make sure the rolled up ring is on the outside and leave a little space to catch the semen. Now squeeze the tip gently so that no air is trapped inside. If your condom DOESN’T have a nipple end, just pinch some of the material at the tip, which will do the same thing. What you DON’T want is to have the condom tip flush against the tip of the penis. Hold the tip while you unroll the condom all the way to the base of the erect penis. If the condom doesn’t unroll, you have it on the wrong way. So get a new one. Now you’re ready to go.Once you’re finished, remove the condom while you’re STILL erect to prevent semen spillage, and throw out the condom…in the garbage, not the toilet. Remember: Hold the condom in place when you’re removing it! And finally--always use a NEW condom EVERY time you have sex – NEVER use the same condom twice, whether you’re having vaginal, anal or oral sex. Using a condom for anything but vaginal sex increases risk of condom damage. " More »

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