No glove, no love! Wrap it up, before it gets rough! When you’re with your lover, use a rubber! Show you love her by using a rubber! You need a shield if you’re slaying a dragon! The Glove that is essential to many for love has been around for centuries Of course all of these slogans are about none other than the good, old condom. Unlike most other forms of birth control, condoms offer both protection against pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.

How to use

  1. Check to make sure the condom is not expired, brittle, open, or torn.
  2. Carefully remove from wrapper, being sure not to rip the condom.
  3. If not lubricated, place a few drops of lube on the inside of the condom. (The part that rolls down onto the penis)
  4. If uncircumcised, pull back the foreskin.
  5. Place the condom on the tip of the erect penis, with one hand pinch a half an inch of space to collect semen. With the other hand roll the condom down the shaft.
  6. Make sure there is no air trapped inside the condom, as this could cause breakage.
  7. Roll the condom down to the base of penis and lubricate the outside of the condom before engaging in intercourse.

Removing and Disposing a condom

  1. Carefully pull out while holding the base if of the condom to prevent any semenfrom spilling.
  2. Don’t spill the semen, hold the condom at the base when removing it from the vagina.
  3. Check to make sure it is not ripped. If its ripped, consider emergency contraception.
  4. Tie the end of the condom with a knot.
  5. Throw it in the trash – not in the toilet.
  6. Wash the penis with soap and water before further play.


If condom breaks – sh*! happens. You still have options to prevent pregnancy. Consider emergency contraception immediately.

Different Methods to Using a Condom

  • Can include condom placement during sex play
  • Can be used for oral, vaginal, and anal sex
  • Partner can place condom on other partner
  • Flavored Condoms
  • Latex vs. Silicone plastic
  • Lambskin Condoms (Pregnancy protection only)

Side Effects

  • Very few side effects. Almost everyone can use a condom safely.
  • If you are allergic to latex, you can use a plastic silicone condom or a plastic female condom.
  • Lambskin condoms can also be used, but they do not offer protection from STI’s.

Note to Self

  • Using a condom correctly can take practice – so practice away 🙂
  • Condoms are the most inexpensive option. Condoms can cost $1 and many times you can get them free.
  • Finding proper sized condoms will make the experience safer and better for all parties involved.
  • Lubricant can be used to enhance the sexual experience, however water-based lubricants are safest to female and male partners.
  • Always be aware that certain lubricants are not safe to use with condoms.