By Sexual Diversity - 2014-12-07 - Updated: 2016-01-30
Information for men and women regarding the correct use of both male and female condoms.
"Females are the ones who must truly protect themselves, not only from conceiving a child, but from a distinct variety of sexually transmitted diseases"
One of the most commonly interpreted mistakes regarding condoms is who they are really for. Most people think that the use and importance of condoms is directed entirely towards the male gender. What these people do not realize is that condoms are just as important if not more for the female sex. Females are the ones who must truly protect themselves, not only from conceiving a child, but from a distinct variety of sexually transmitted diseases.
How to Put a Condom On
A condom should be put on before any contact between you and your partner as fluids released from the penis could cause pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases even very early on sex.
Condoms should be stored in a cool dry place when not in use.
The condom should be used before any type of sexual intercourse.
Once you use it do not open the condom wrapper with the teeth or nail as it could damage the condom.
Unroll the condom a little over the top of the penis make sure about the opening of the condom as if it's backwards then the condom won't unroll.
Hold the condom on one hand and the base of the penis on the other so as to put on the condom correctly.
Make sure that there is no air trapped inside the condom as it could break or tear the condom. Therefore squeeze the air out and firmly roll down the condom till the end.
Stop the act right away if the condom breaks and use a fresh condom. You can always check in between if you feel that the condom has broken.
While using latex condoms apply some water based lubricant as such condoms break if used with oil based lubricant. Oil based lubricants weaken condoms and as a result damage is done to the condom.
The activity should be stopped immediately after ejaculation and the bottom of the condom should be held firmly with your hand while withdrawing so that no fluid is spilled out.
Practice putting on a condom when you are not with your partner so as not to cause any embarrassment when you are with your partner about using it correctly.
The female condom should be placed correctly.
The condom should be placed before the partner's penis touches the vagina or rectum.
The smaller ring should be squeezed and inserted into the vagina, like inserting a diaphragm. The larger ring will go over the opening to the vagina to protect the outside sex organs from infection.
The smaller ring should be removed while using in the rectum. The condom can be put over the partner's erect penis and thus will be inserted into the rectum along with the penis.
Remove the condom immediately after sex before standing up.
The original rainbow flag, called the Freedom Flag, was devised by Gilbert Baker in 1978. The design has undergone several revisions since its debut with 8 colored stripes, and today the most common variant consists of 6 stripes: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet.
Picture of Gilbert Baker's original Freedom Flag showing the meaning of the 8 colors.