It's been a long time since we had to practice on bananas. Image: Stocksy Source:Whimn. Remember in high school when you were made to do sex ed?
Putting on a condom may seem second nature to you by now, but are you actually doing it the right way? Sadly, the latest research suggests you might not be. Researchers from Indiana University analyzed 50 studies on condom usage, and after crunching the numbers on 16 years of data, they found a laundry list of errors.
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But for a condom to work properly, it has to be put on and removed properly. Cory Silverberg is an educator, author, and speaker with a passion for teaching people of all ages about gender and sexuality. Check the expiration date on the condom.
Some people think that using a condom interferes with having fun, but condoms can actually be fun and erotic, while providing protection against unplanned pregnancies, HIV, and other sexually transmitted diseases. Anal and vaginal intercourse : The best condoms to use are lubricated latex condoms. Always use latex, because lambskin and other animal skin condoms don't block HIV and STDs, and polyurethane condoms can break more often than latex.
Latex condoms reduce the risk of transmitting STIs by providing a barrier against the source of the infection. However, they do not completely eliminate the risks of pregnancy and STIs. For additional information on condoms, STI, and pregnancy protection--or if you believe you have an STI--contact a health care provider or public health agency.
It's not difficult to use a male condom the right way. However, it's very easy to use one the wrong way. Below, you will find instructions for how to use male condoms.
Condoms are simple to use and are the only birth control method that can also help protect you and your partner from sexually transmitted diseases. And if you are planning to use condoms, why not try to learn how to put a condom on with your mouth? Whether you are in a new relationship and want to impress your partner or maybe you want try something to spice up your sex life -- either way, this skill is sure to arouse. Learning how to put a condom on with your mouth may be a little tricky, but it can make for a sexy surprise for your partner.
Putting on condoms is one of those things we just automatically think we know how to do, like making a brew milk after hot water, always or putting on mascara. But chances are, your year seven sex education class was pretty crap or you've forgotten the basics in the years since. If you're a woman, or person with a vagina, and you're sleeping with a penis-having partner, condoms are essential for protecting you not just from unwanted pregnancies, but also from STIs.