— How To Use Condoms Correctly —

Female Condoms


• Make sure the condom is lubricated enough. You can add lubrication inside the condom or to the penis. Female condoms are polyurethane; so oil-based lubricants can be used.

• The inner ring should be at the bottom closed end of the sheath. Hold the sheath with the open end hanging down.

• Squeeze the inner ring with your thumb and middle finger. This will make it long and narrow.

• Insert the inner ring into the vagina and feel it go up. Place your index finger inside the condom and push the inner ring as far as it will go. Make sure the condom is not twisted.

• The outer ring should remain outside the vagina. The penis should be guided into the condom to ensure it doesn’t slip into the vagina during intercourse.

• Use enough lubricant so the condom stays in place during sex.



• Remove before standing up. Squeeze and twist the outer ring. Pull it out gently keeping the semen inside.

• Wrap the condom in its original package or a tissue and throw it away. Avoid flushing it down the toilet.

• Wash your hands with soap and water.

Male Condoms


• Carefully open the condom package at one corner being careful not to tear the condom with your fingernail, teeth or a sharp object.

• Place the rolled condom over the tip of the hard penis. If there is no reservoir tip, pinch it to give it one and leave room to let semen collect.

• If you’re not circumcised, pull back the foreskin before putting the condom on the head of your penis.

• Pinching the air out of the condom with one hand (air bubbles can cause breakage), unroll the condom down the full length of your penis to the base with the other.

• Make sure the condom is right side out. Unroll it a bit to see if it unrolls easily. If so, you’re doing it right. If not, try again with a new condom. You just need a little practice.

• For anal intercourse, lube up! Put the lube on after you put on the condom. It can actually reduce breakage. Always use WATER-BASED lubricants with latex condoms.



• Pull out of your partner before the penis softens.

• Hold the condom firmly at the base of the penis at the rim so it doesn’t slip off.

• Remove the condom being careful not to the spill the semen.

• Dispose of the condom by wrapping it in a tissue and throwing it way. Avoid flushing it down the toilet.

• Wash your hands with soap and water.