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Condom ☂️

This is THE best method to choose because it’s the only one that protects you against both an unwanted pregnancy and most BBSTIs. The male condom is unrolled onto the erect 🍆 penis before penetration or any other genital or anal contact 🌭. It acts as a barrier, preventing the semen from coming into contact with the vagina. Find out how to use it, its advantages, and its disadvantages.

How do I put on a condom?

To put on a condom, start by pinching the end with your thumb and index finger. In that way, you create about 2 cm of space where there’s no air above the head of the penis. That leaves room for the semen during ejaculation and prevents the condom from tearing. Put the condom on the head of your penis and unroll it along your erect penis. You can put the condom on by yourself or with your partner’s help, whichever you prefer.

After ejaculating, immediately withdraw your penis from your partner’s vagina or anus. Be careful to hold the rim of the condom around the base of your penis, so it doesn’t slip off into your partner’s vagina or anus while you pull out. That will also prevent your semen from running out around your partner’s vulva. Don’t forget to check the condom’s expiration date before using it. An expired condom is more likely to break during sex.

It’s normal not to know exactly what to do the first time you do this. Before you have sex for the first time, read the instructions inside the box. If you feel nervous, don’t hesitate to head off to the bathroom. You’ll can put the condom on in private and it’ll be less stressful. If there’s anything that embarrasses or worries you, talk to an adult you trust or call us!

Got a problem with a condom ☂️?

If a condom gets broken, pierced, or torn during sex, it becomes completely useless. If it stays inside your partner, it’s not protecting him/her either. If that happens, carefully remove the condom. If it’s caught inside your partner’s anus, it will be expelled the next time they pass stool. Don’t hesitate to call Tel-jeunes to find out more and discuss the risks and the precautions you should take.

Condoms ☂️: lots of advantages, not many disadvantages!

There’s a reason why the condom is the most widely used contraceptive. It has lots of advantages and very few disadvantages.

👍 Advantages

  • It provides good protection against most blood-borne and sexually transmitted infections (BBSTIs): chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis B, and HIV/AIDS
  • It’s easy to get: condoms are sold in drugstores, dépanneurs, schools, some restaurants, and some bars.
  • You don’t need a prescription. A box of 12 condoms costs about $8 to $10.
  • Condoms are easy to use. They’re suitable for stable, occasional, and unplanned sexual activity.
  • It’s 97% effective. Most failures are due to incorrect use.
  • It’s the only contraceptive a guy can use to prevent an unwanted pregnancy for his partner.
  • It can be integrated into sex play, and some men find that a condom makes intercourse last longer. It reduces sensation very slightly, which can delay ejaculation.

👎 Disadvantages

  • Condoms don’t protect against transmission of herpes or human papillomavirus (HPV). Often the infected area is the pubis or thighs and a condom doesn’t cover those areas.
  • They have to be put on before sex and some people don’t like the interruption. However, other people find fun ways to integrate this into their sexual touching.
  • They can reduce the intensity of feeling.
  • Condoms can deteriorate if they’re kept in a warm place, including a pants pocket!
  • They’re fragile, so they have to be handled with care.

   
Do you have questions about condoms? Don’t hesitate to contact us or talk to a counsellor or a health care professional.

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