Male Condom

The male condom is used to serve three purposes: To prevent pregnancy, to prevent most sexually transmitted diseases and in the treatment of premature ejaculation, by applying the medication on the penis and then putting on the condom.

It’s important that you know the correct way of using the condom, so I decided to explain it here in this video.

Condoms are made of latex, which may originate from rubber or plastic, but in both cases it is known as a latex condom. If you decide to buy a condom make sure the following:

First of all check the expiry date, because expired ones should not be used since they may break easily. If there’s no expiry date do not buy it! Also check whether the condom size suits your penis size. Secondly, when you press on it, inside the package, make sure that there is an air bubble inside, which means that it’s safe to use. If there is no air bubble it means that the package is probably broken.

When you open it, do not use your nails, your teeth or any sharp tools. If you’re travelling place it in your bag away from sharp objects. Open it along the easy tear side, and not from the centre, till you tear it completely. Then take it out.

You’ll find a part protruding from which you should hold it from and pinch it between two fingers. Make sure that the entire reservoir-area is well squeezed, to prevent air pockets. Now check that the edge is rolled to the outside. You’ll put it on after full erection, never put it on flaccid penis. Never use it before erection occurs. Pull it downwards using your hand while you’re holding the top part with your other hand, as this will be the space for collection of semen. If you are uncircumcised place the condom on the tip of the penis with one hand and gently pull back the foreskin, then continue rolling down the condom. Note that this model is used for educational purposes and it’s not the size of the normal penis. You should roll the condom till it reaches the base of the penis. You may need to remove the pubic hair apart to give space for the condom. Hold the base part of the penis when entering the vagina. After ejaculation withdraw from the vagina during having a full erection. Remove the condom as illustrated. Pull it from the top part with one hand while helping to roll it up and preventing spilling with the other hand. You can tie it up and place it in a tissue paper and throw it in a garbage can – not in the toilet.

While using a condom you can use medication as prescribed by your doctor. You can also use lubricant gel, but make sure it’s water based and never oil or petroleum based. Here are three kinds of lubricant gels that are made of aloe vera and are available at the local pharmacy. Aloe vera gels are not only used during sex but can also be used for some skin conditions and sunburns. Always make sure that you use water-based gels when using condoms. You can either apply the gel directly on the penis before putting on the condom – but use a very little amount – or you can apply it on the outside of the condom so that it will help in moisturizing the vagina.

I wish you good health!

Alyaa Gad