Condoms should be used at all sexual activities to prevent sexual transmission of HIV and some other
infections. The use of a male condom is widely common. In sexual intercourse, it is passed on to the
penis immediately after erection and it ensures to form a barrier between sexual fluids.
Steps to use a male condom
- Check the expiration date on the condom package, do not use condoms that have expired.
- Check that there are no holes or tears in the condom package.
- Be careful not to tear the condom package, while opening it, tear it from the opening place, do
not open it with your teeth or nails.
- After removing the condom from the package, check which way it is wrapped.
- Wear the condom when the penis is fully hardened.
- When wearing the condom, squeeze the protrusion in the head area with two fingers so that
there is no air in it.
- If you need to, you can use water-based lubricant after putting on the condom. Do not apply
lubricant to the penis before wearing a condom.
- When the intercourse ends, remove the condom with the help of a tissue if possible before the
penis loses its hardness. Make sure that you do not come into contact with your partner and
that the semen does not spill.
- Never reuse a condom. Throw away the used and knotted condom.
Things to Consider When Using Condoms
- Do not expose condoms to direct sun and heat, do not leave them in room light.
- Store condoms in humid and not too hot environments.
- Do not use two condoms on top of each other. Contrary to popular belief, it can cause tears with friction instead of better protection.
- The use of water or silicone-based lubricants with the condom prevents tears due to dryness.
- Products such as oil, vaseline or skin cream can cause the condom to deteriorate and tear.
- The use of condoms during oral intercourse is also recommended.
- Expired condoms should never be used.
- To get a supply of condoms; You can apply to primary health care institutions such as
- Community Health and Family Health Centers, Migrant Health Centers.