1. Check the expiry date
They do last a long time (usually at least a few years from manufacture), but we would always recommend checking the expiry date before use. Expired condoms are more likely to tear during sex.
Open the packet carefully to avoid damage. Sorry tiger – that means no teeth.
2. prepare the hat
Practice makes perfect here. Make sure it’s ready to roll onto the penis straight away. The rim should be on the outside so it looks like a cute little hat.
If you try to put it on the wrong way and it has already touched the penis, do not just flip it over and carry on. Just get a new one (and turn the lights on).
3. pinch ‘n’ roll
Pinch the tip of the condom before placing it onto the head of your penis. The pinching is very important, as this gives a bit of room to collect semen and helps avoid bursting the condom.
If uncircumcised, you’ll probably want to pull back the foreskin first.
Now just roll it – alllllll the way down.
4. Have fun
Do what you came to do.
5. Make a careful exit
Soon after ejaculating, hold onto the end of the condom and pull out of your partner. This needs to be before the penis goes soft, as this would cause the condom to become loose and risk semen escaping.
6. Throw it away
Carefully take the condom off. Do this away from your partner, in case there are any accidental spillages. You don’t want to fail at the last hurdle!
Throw the condom away in a bin. Don’t flush it down the toilet as this will likely cause a blockage.