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How to put on a condom…

Posted by Condomologist on February 5, 2009

I’m all for clever videos to show people how to put on a condom, but as I’m slightly anal (get your mind out of the gutter) about being thorough, I’ll give you my step-by-step instructions to compliment this video, one developed as part of a campaign to reduce STD transmission by showing it in health centre waiting rooms; they claim a 10% reduction in STD rates where video is shown.



My steps:

1. Have an erection (unlike a female condom, male condoms cannot be put on ahead of time)

2. Check the expiration date

3. Press on the wrapper to make sure there is air inside to verify the package is sealed

4. Open the package carefully, not using anything sharp to open it

5. Make sure rolled-up part of condom is on the outside by feeling between fingers; if condom is rolled onto penis upside-down, it must be thrown away, as sperm may then be on outside of condom 

6.Put a few drops of water- or silicone-based lube inside the condom, if desired (oil-based lubes, such as vaseline, lotion, Crisco or pizza grease can break down latex — though they are compatible with polyeurethane condoms)

7. Pinch about 1/2 inch at the tip, allowing for place for semen to go upon ejaculation

8. If penis is uncircumsized, pull the foreskin back

9. While continuing to pinch the tip, place condom on penis and roll down as far as possible

10. Add additional water- or silicone-based lubrication to the outside of condom, as well as to vagina or anus as desired

11. Engage in oral, vaginal, or anal sex

12. Whether or not ejaculation takes place, remove penis while still erect

13. Carefully remove condom, making sure not to spill any fluids, tie it in a knot, and throw away in the trash (condoms can clog a toilet, a rare but potentially unfortunate situation)


One Response to “How to put on a condom…”

  1. […] pregnancy could still occur in this instance. First off, this reminds me to point y’all to my instructions on how to put on a condom, in which we’re reminded to remove the penis while still erect to […]

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