Triad Health Project - Condoms
According to the US Centers for Disease control, when used properly, latex condoms help reduce the risk of transmission of HIV/AIDS and many other sexually transmitted diseases.
- Open condoms carefully!
- Do not use teeth or scissors.
- Do not use after expiration date.
- Make sure the condom package is airtight.
NEVER use oil-based lubricants like hand cream, Vaseline, or shortening. ALWAYS use a WATER-BASED lubricant like KY Jelly, ID Glide, or WET.
Using condoms or lube with nonoxynol-9 may irritate the genital region and create another pathway for HIV and other STD's to enter.
- pinch, place, unroll
PINCH the air from the tip.
PLACE the rolled up condom on the head of the penis.
UNROLL down to the base of the penis while holding tip.
- lube up
LUBE the outside of the condom with a water-based lubricant.
NEVER use oil-based lubricants like hand cream, Vaseline, or shortening.
ALWAYS use a WATER-BASED lubricant like KY Jelly.
- hold on tight
HOLD ON TIGHT after sex.
Right after finishing, hold the base of the condom and pull out.
Dispose of used condom properly.