TIPS ON USING CONDOMS
- Put a condom on after the penis is erect (hard).
- If using a spermicide, put some inside the condom tip.
- After ejaculation and before the penis gets soft, grip the rim of the
condom and carefully withdraw from your partner.
- If the condom does not have a reservoir tip, pinch the tip enough to leave
a half -inch space for the semen to collect.
- Extreme temperatures-especially heat - can make latex brittle or gummy (
like an old balloon).
- So, don't store condoms in hot places like a glove compartment, your
wallet or back pocket for any length of time.
- If you do carry it around for more than a few weeks without using it ,
throw it out and store a new one.
DO'S AND DON'TS FOR CONDOMS
- Use only
water based lubricants
both inside and outside the condom.
- Use a new condom for every act of intercourse.
- Put a condom on before any contact is made between the penis and any part
of the partners body.
- Wrap a used condom in a tissue and throw it in the trash.
- Don't use your teeth, scissors or sharp nails when opening a condom
wrapper and make sure you can see what your doing!
- Never use lubricants that contain oils, fat or greases such as petroleum
jelly ( like Vaseline) baby oils or lotion, hand or body lotions, cooking oils
or oily cosmetics like cold cream. They can seriously weaken latex
causing a condom to form tin holes and tear easily.
- Don't flush them down the toilet they will come back to haunt you!
Is a mild chemical detergent that kills sperm and has been found to also
kill some STD causing organisms. Some experts believe nonoxynol-9 may kill the
AIDS virus. How ever some men and woman have a sensitivity or allergic
reaction to nonoxynol-9 that may irritate the delicate tissues of the vagina or
the male urethra. If irritation occurs, you should discontinue use.