Tips On Using Condoms
Putting On A Condom Using Your Mouth
Putting a condom on with your mouth can make the whole process more erotic. Yes, the person putting in on will have a rubber taste in their mouth, so you may want to opt to reduce that flavor by using flavored condoms for the little trick.
The Do's & Don't For Condoms
Condoms As A Birth Control & STD Protector
Using Condoms For Contraception
Condoms are easy to use, inexpensive, offer protection against sexually transmitted diseases and have a 2% per-year pregnancy rate when properly used. Condoms may be combined with other forms of contraception (such as spermicide) for greater protection.
What Can Condoms Help Prevent?
What Can't Condoms Prevent?
Avoid Nonoxynol 9
Nonoxynol 9 is a spermicide that was thought in the past to help to prevent pregnancy and the transmission of HIV and other STDs, but it is now known to be ineffective. Some people have an allergic reaction to Nonoxynol 9 that can result in little sores, which can actually make the transmission of HIV more likely.
Ribbed, Swirled & More
Ribbed condoms are textured with ribs or bumps, which can increase sensation for both partners. Condoms also come in a variety of colors It's up to you which shape you choose. All of the differences in shape are designed to suit different personal preferences and enhance pleasure. It is important to communicate with your partner to be sure that you are using condoms that satisfy both of you.
The Right Condom Fit
The condom will need to fit snugly around the shaft of your partner's penis. It shouldn't slide around on him while it's sliding around in you unless he is wearing a snug condom at the bottom of the base of his penis or a cock ring to prevent slipping. The trade of is sensation, the more snug a condom is the less sensation a man typically gets... the real question here is how careful do you want to play it.
When A Condom Is Too Small
Condoms that are too tight may cause a numbing sensation that decreases feeling, thus make staying aroused or cumming more difficult. True, it can prolong sex, as it can act as a cock ring, but if you are struggling with Erectile Dysfunction, then you should get a loose condom.Magnum XL-
Is one of the widest latex condom available. For those familiar with the original Magnum, XL, it is nearly 15% wider and about the same length. The XL is also about 15% wider than Trojan Large, 30% larger than average sized condoms, and is clearly the best choice for men who need protection with extra closet space.
Coming Off During Sex
What To Do If It Is Inside You
Have your partner sweep their third finger (with hopefully short fingernails) around the outer circle of your cervix. Your partner may feel it and be able to pull it out. If you can get a flashlight and spread yourself open, sometimes you can see it. You can also try douching or using the stream of a tub facet, or removable shower head to flush it out or at least get is lower and more easily reached, however remember that using water inside you to flush it out may expose the ejaculate more than it possibly already has been. If any ejaculate was in the condom, you are now more at risk for STDs and pregnancy. If you can't find it in you or the room and cannot find it inside you, see a gynecologist. You don't want it to stay lodged in your vagina as it can cause potential health problems if it remains inside you.
The Erection Factor
Erections can come and go, so if this is the case, the condom may loosen its grip and slip off. If this is an issue, a smaller sized condom, or saying and doing things that will maintain arousal during sex, may help in this situation. Be aware that desensitizing cream can also cause a loss or lowered erection, while cock rings can provide assistance with maintaining an erection and keeping the penis harder and more engorged. Using a cockring over a condom can also help them stay on.
When withdrawing, hold onto the rim of the condom with your fingers (or with your partner's fingers). This can prevent the condom from coming off.
How Do I know If A Condom Is Safe?
In the USA, condoms should be FDA approved, in Britain they should carry the British Standard Kite Mark or the EEC Standard Mark (CE) and elsewhere in the world, they should be ISO approved.
Condoms have an expiration (Exp) or manufacture (MFG) date on the box or individual package that tells you when it is safe to use the condom until. It's important to check this when you use a condom. You should also make sure the package and the condom appear to be in good condition. Condoms can deteriorate if not stored properly as they are affected by both heat and light. So it's best not to use a condom that has been stored in your back pocket, your wallet, or the glove compartment of your car. If a condom feels sticky or very dry you shouldn't use it as the packaging has probably been damaged.
When Someone Tries To Talk You Out Of Using A Condom
A French Tickler is a condom like penis sleeve that has a textured tip designed for enhancing sexual pleasure. A typical French Tickler uses a number of bumps, crests and falls in the lining of the latex ostensibly to make sexual intercourse more enjoyable or pleasurable for the recipient. French ticklers have become less popular with advancements in vibrating cockrings which stimulate women more. Because of their thick ends, decrease sensitivity for the male using it and therefore may aide in prolonging sex. Ticklers do put increased stress on the tip and are more easily broken.
Using a condom with a cockring is a great idea. Cock rings can-
Flavored condoms can also be used with flavored lubricant. They taste better and add a sensual dimension to oral sex with a condom.
Using Lubricants With Condoms
Using lubricants with condoms is a great idea. It will enhance the sensations of both people, and it will greatly increase the safety of using a condom by decreasing the chances of it breaking.
Because unlubricated condoms are often quite dry inside, they can further dull sensation by ceasing any friction against the penis. Therefore, using a bit of lubricant in the tip of the penis is often helpful. Do not put lubricant toward the end of the condom as this may make the condom slide off the base of the penis more easily.
on the outside of a condom is also a great idea for both vaginal
and anal sex as it allows the protected penis to slide more easily
in and out enhancing pleasure for both parties.
Female Condom Basics
Why Are Condoms Important?
Female condoms are the only form of protection that can both help to stop the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) such as HIV and prevent pregnancy.
What Is The Female Condom
To insert the female condom, lubricate the closed end. Squeeze together the sides of the inner ring at the closed end of the condom and insert it into the vagina like a tampon. Push the inner ring into the vagina as far as it can go until it reaches the cervix. Withdraw your finger and let the outer ring hang about an inch outside the vagina. During intercourse, movement of the condom from side to side is normal. Stop intercourse if the penis slips between the condom and the walls of the vagina or if the outer ring is pushed into the vagina. If ejaculation has not occurred, gently remove the condom from the vagina, add extra lubricant, and insert it once again. To remove the female condom, squeeze and twist the outer ring to keep semen inside the pouch. Gently pull it out of the vagina. Throw it away. Do not flush. Do not reuse.
You can opt to apply a lubricant on the vulva or anus before using the dam. The lubricant can help increase the sensation for the recipient. Just make sure the lubricant is a waterbased lube because oil-based lubes and lotions can degrade the latex and decrease the dam's effectiveness. We recommend using a flavored lubricant for extra pleasure to the user.
What To Avoid While Using A Dental Dam
When you use the dental dam, be sure to ONLY use one side. Don't flip the dam over for another round because you will expose yourself to the very fluids you're trying to avoid! And do not reuse a dam on another body part (e.g. from anus to vulva or vice-versa) because you can transfer germs from one body area to another.
Do not reuse a dam for another act of oral sex later on either. Dams are for one-time use only.
Can You Feel Anything Using A Dental Dam?
The feeling of latex will be different than a tongue, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Using a dental dam with lube can offer your partner a new type of stimulation.