A CONDOM is a barrier device most commonly used during sexual intercourse to reduce the probability of pregnancy and spreading sexually transmitted diseases (STDs—such as gonorrhea, syphilis, and HIV).
MALE CONDOM FEMALE CONDOM
- Condoms don't work very well. [False statement]
- The male condom can come off and get lost inside. [False statement]
- Most condoms are too small. [False statement]
- Using two condoms at the same time offers greater protection. [False statement]
- The HIV Virus is so small that it can pass through the condom. [False statement]
STEPS IN THE CORRECT APPLICATION OF CONDOMS
1. Open the package carefully.
- avoid tearing the condom with rings or fingernails.
- check expiry date on the package.
3. Squeeze the tip of the condom to leave a little space for the semen during ejaculation. While squeezing the tip of the condom, place the rolled condom at the end of the penis. Put the condom on before any genital contact with partner.
4. After ejaculation, hold the rim of the condom tightly against the penis and while it is still erect, take iit out of the vagina.
5. Slide the condom off the penis without spilling the semen inside. Tie a knot at the rim end of the condom.
6. Wrap the condom with a tissue paper and carefully dispose it.
1. Open the female condom package carefully; tear at the notch on the top right of the package. Do not use scissors or a knife to open.
2. The outer ring of the female condom covers the area around the opening of the vagina. The inner ring is used for insertion and to help hold the sheath in place during intercourse.
3. While holding the sheath at the closed end, grasp the flexible inner ring and squeeze it with the thumb and second or middle finger so it becomes long and narrow.
4. Choose a position that is comfortable for insertion; squat, raise one leg, sit or lie down.
5. Gently insert the inner ring of the Female Condom into the vagina. Feel the inner ring go up and move into place.
6. Place, the index finger on the inside of the condom, and push the inner ring up as far as it will go. Be sure the sheath is not twisted. The outer ring should remain on the outside of the vagina.
7. The female condom is now in place and ready for use with your partner.
8. When you are ready, gently guide your partner's penis into the sheath's opening with your hand to make sure that it enters properly; be sure that the penis is not entering on the side, between the sheath and the vaginal wall.
9. To remove the female condom, twist the outer ring and gently pull the condom out.
10. Wrap the condom in the package or in tissue, and throw it in the garbage. Do not put it into the toilet.
Warning - Never use a Male Condom and Female Condom together. The friction caused may cause both condoms to break!
Tips on Condom Care
1. Store condoms away from excessive heat, light, and moisture.
2. Choose pre-lubricated condoms that come in wrappers and are packaged in a way that protect them from light.