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How to Use a Condom

 

 

Male condom

 

Step 1 Step 2 Step 3
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Check expiry date, CE & Kitemark and that the condom foil has not been tampered with. Push the condom away from the serrated edge.  Open the foil gently at the serrated end, never with your teeth.
Step 4 Step 5
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Put the condom on when the penis is erect and before it touches your partner

 

Fluid “pre-cum”, sometimes comes out of the tip of the penis when it becomes erect. This fluid can contain sperm or could spread infection.

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Remove the condom and check it’s the correct way out, with the roll on the outside. If it’s on the inside then the condom is inside out. Squeeze the teat end of
the condom so no air is trapped inside, and put the condom on the top of the penis. This lowers the risk of it bursting during sex.
Step 6 Step 7
male condom step 6 If either partner feels that the condom has slipped off while having sex, pull the penis out slowly and check. If it has, remove the condom and put another one on before continuing. male condom step 7
Keeping hold of the teat, unroll the condom to the base of the penis. After ejaculating hold the bottom of the condom, make sure your penis is fully out and away from your partner.
Step 8 Step 9
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Gently remove the condom from the non erect penis. The best way to dispose of a condom is wrapping it in a tissue and put in the bin, never flush down a toilet as it can cause blockages.

 

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Femidoms: Female condom

femidon box 

The female condom is designed to line the vagina. It has two soft rings to keep it in place. One goes inside the vagina/anus and the other sits on the outside of the vagina/anus. It is easy to use – but you may want to ask the clinic nurse to show you how to use it first.  It is made from polyurethane so it’s safe to use with oil based lubricants. Gay men also use these for anal sex.

Step 1: Before using the condom, rub it between your fingers to spread the lubrication evenly.

Step 2: There are two rings: squeeze the inner ring and insert into the vagina/anus as high up as possible, leaving the outer ring on the outside of the vagina/anus.

Step 3: Put your index finger inside the condom and feel for the inner ring. Make sure the condom is not twisted and that the inner ring is up as far as it can go.

Step 4: Guide the erect penis into the femidom. Making sure the outer ring is not pushed up inside the vagina/anus (best to hold onto outer ring).

Step 5: You are now ready to have sex…..

Step 6: After sex remove the condom before standing up, by squeezing and twisting the outer ring and gently pulling the condom out of the vagina.

Step 7: Dispose of the condom by wrapping in a tissue and throwing in the household rubbish. Do not throw down the toilet as they can cause blockages.

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Femidoms (Comidoms)

 

femidon box  box-of-femidoms

Some gay men like to use the female condom for anal sex.  It comes with two soft rings an inner and out. The inner ring is first removed. It is made from polyurethane so it’s safe to use with oil based lubricants.

Step 1: Before using the condom, rub it between your fingers to spread the lubrication evenly.

Step 2: There are two rings: remove the inner ring and discard.

Step 3: The active partner inserts his erect penis into the comidom grasping the external ring with one hand.

Step 4: Guide the erect penis covered by the condom into your partner’s anus whilst holding onto to the outer ring which then lies on the outside of your partner’s bottom.

Step 5: You are now ready to have sex…..

Step 6: After sex withdraw your penis whilst holding onto the ring. Remove condom from penis and twist to seal contents.

Step 7: Dispose of the condom by wrapping in a tissue and throwing in the household rubbish. Do not throw down the toilet as they can cause blockages.

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Dental Dams

These are ultra thin, soft sheets of latex which are designed to offer protection against sexually transmitted infections, which may be caught during oral sex (mouth to vagina or mouth to anal area).

dental dam

Step 1: Ensure that the dam is in date and has a European CE mark

Step 2: Wet the vagina or anal area with a water based lubricant to ensure that the dam doesn’t slip off.

Step 3: Place the dam over the vaginal or anal area before having any type of oral sex. Only ever lick one side of the dam.

Step 4: Always hold the dam in place during oral sex.

Step 5: Never lick the side of the dam that has been in contact with the vaginal or anal area.

Step 6: After oral sex remove the dam, wrap in a tissue and dispose of in household rubbish. Do not flush down the toilet as they can cause blockages.

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