It’s a ritual in the smoldering heat of passion: Your eyes staring into his. Your fingers stroking the length of his shaft. You slowly unfurl the condom over his penis with your mouth, your tongue darting in and out as he groans— What does pleasure taste like? Make your story below!
Better latex than never: How you and your partner can get a bang out of using condoms
Do you wish condoms weren’t so awkward to use? We got you covered.
You’ve probably seen people frown upon condoms and how they’re very awkward to use. But that doesn’t have to be the case!
In simple terms, a male condom is a thin pouch that collects semen from the penis. And believe it or not, it’s been around to foster sexual health for very long—about 13,000 years.
Early Asian civilizations got down and dirty on animal horns and intestines, even tortoise shells. Condoms even made a Renaissance in Italy through chemical-soaked and ribboned linen, though they left much to be desired.
Fortunately for our generation, modern condoms are mostly made out of latex for the pleasure of men and women alike.
The condom is now one of the most accessible ways of preventing pregnancy and STDs. It’s one of the most reliable ones too. Planned Parenthood says it’s 98% effective when used correctly. Otherwise, its effectiveness drops to 85%.
So here are five simple steps to make it count:
- Check it out. Don’t tear through it right away. Inspect the expiry date, the packaging, and the condom itself. Be careful in opening it!
- Don’t rush it. If you want to keep things intense, this is a crucial step. Get creative in incorporating it into foreplay instead of cramming it in the end. Lube, anyone?
- Let it roll. Pinch the condom’s rim before covering the entire shaft of the erect penis. Slowly and seductively does it! Pull the foreskin back first for the uncircumcised.
- Get it on. Proceed with gusto, and never remove the condom while you’re at it.
- Clean it up. When you’re finished with one round, keep one hand on the tip while you’re pulling it off the hard penis. Never reuse condoms!
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How effective are condoms in preventing pregnancy?
As per Planned Parenthood, condoms are 98% effective if you use them correctly. That means you should rolling it all the way down the shaft of the penis, as well as using a new one for every penetration. Otherwise, the effectiveness drops to about 85%.
Can condoms prevent the spread of STDs?
Yes, but not always. Condoms are effective against STDs spread through bodily fluids (e.g. chlamydia, gonorrhea). Unfortunately, they’re not much protection against those contracted via skin-to-skin contact (e.g. genital herpes, syphilis).
How can I check if a condom is safe to use?
Before using a condom, check for three things. Ensure you’re not using it past its expiration date. See to it that the packaging is not damaged in any way. And make sure that the condom itself isn’t torn, dry, or sticky.
Can I reuse a condom?
No! You have to use a new condom every time you have sex, and this includes every single time you and your partner switch it up in one session—for instance, swinging from vaginal to anal sex. Not doing so will result in breakage, slippage, or leakage.
Won’t using condoms ruin the moment for me and my partner?
A lot of people say they don’t like using condoms because putting it on is an awkward interruption during their good time. But this doesn’t have to be the case! Get creative by incorporating the latex in your foreplay, and you’d be surprised.