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Condoms

Wrap it Up!

Using a condom is the best protection against STIs and pregnancy. Even if you are using another form of contraception, like the pill, you still need to use a condom to stop you from getting an STI.

Male condom

  • As soon as the penis gets hard, it’s time to put the condom on.
  • Although most of the cum gets released when you ejaculate, some of it leaks out early on and if there is any contact between your penis and your partner’s body, STIs can get passed on and your partner can get pregnant.

How do you put a condom on?

  1. Have the condoms near by so you are not fiddling around. Your erection might go down before you find the condom
  2. Don’t tear the condom inside when open up the packet
  3. Squeeze the closed end of the condom to get the air out before you start rolling it on to your penis.
  4. Make sure the roll is on the outside
  5. Keep squeezing the tip and roll the condom down the shaft
  6. If the condom rolls back up during sex, roll it back down.
  7. If the condom comes off, take your penis out and put on a new condom before you continue having sex.
  8. After you have ejaculated, take out the penis whilst it is still hard. Hold the condom in place to stop it slipping off
  9. You can take the condom off when your penis is completely out.
  10. Wrap the condom in a tissue and put it in the bin. Don’t flush it down the loo.

NEVER USE A CONDOM MORE THAN ONCE.

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For more information and to find your nearest access point go to http://www.comecorrect.org.ukor download the app from www.ccard.me/app

Female condom

The best thing to do is practice with the condoms.
The box has pictures and instructions inside.

How do you put a condom on?

  1. There are 2 rings: an inner ring with the closed end of the condom and an outer ring
  2. Squeeze the inner ring and put it in you vagina. Guide it in with your index finger
  3. Push it up as far as you can
  4. Put your finger inside the condom and feel for the inner ring. Make sure the condom is not twisted and that the inner ring is up as far as it can go
  5. The outer ring remains on the outside of your vagina
  6. When you have sex, guide the penis in so it goes inside the condom
  7. Twist the outer ring to get the condom out
  8. Wrap the condom in a tissue and put it in the bin. Don’t flush it down the loo.

NEVER USE A CONDOM MORE THAN ONCE.