How to Use a Condom

on May 21, 2024
How to Use A Condom Properly


1. Always check the expiry date on the condom wrapper. 

The condom will have a fine date stamped generally in the middle or the edge of the square condom foil. It will often be in a  YEAR - MONTH format. 


2. Is the condom foil damaged in any way? Check and if it is, throw it out and use a new one from an undamaged package. 

It's never worth the risk using a condom that is in a damaged packet. Always make the safe choice and limit the risk by using a new undamaged one even if you suspect it could be fine. 


3. Put the condom on before the penis touches the other person. 

This helps to prevent pregnancy and the possibility of of catching sexually transmitted infections during vaginal, anal or oral sex. 


How to use your condom properly    


How To Use Your Condom 

How to use a condom step by step


Tear the wrapper open from the serrated edge.

Be careful with the condom, it could get damaged by fingernails or sharp objects.


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With the roll outside, squeeze the teat and place the condom on the tip of the erect penis.


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Roll down to the base.

If the condom doesn't unroll, it may be on backwards, discard and use a new one.

Stop and check if you feel the condom slipping off or too tight on the penis because this might lead to breakage. You should take the condom off soon after ejaculation. Hold the condom firmly at the base of the penis before pulling out. 

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Throw the foil and used condom into a bin.

Don't flush down the toilet.



Condoms are made of several different materials, such as lambskin, natural rubber latex, polyurethane, or other synthetic materials such as AT-10 resin and polyisoprene 

If you have a known allergy to any of the above materials, check the material make of the condom first and do not use the condom as this may cause allergic reactions including anaphylactic shock.

Condom warnings to always be aware of


STOP USE: If you feel discomfort or irritation while using condoms.

  • Only use a condom once. Reuse may increase risk of failure or infection.
  • Condoms may present a choking hazard. Keep out of reach of children.
  • If you use the condom for oral sex first, you should use a new condom for any other type of sex that follows.
  • Only use lubricants recommended for use with condoms.
  • Oil-based ones (petroleum jelly, baby oil and some pessaries) and some topical medicines that go on the penis or vagina can damage condoms.
  • For anal sex, use additional lubrication, do not use tingle or arousal lubricants on on the outside of the condom.



Speak to your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure if you are allergic to latex or if irritation or discomfort persists after use or you are applying topical medicines to your penis or vagina. If a condom leaks or bursts during sex consult a pharmacist or doctor as soon as possible and within 72 hours. It is important that you inform Reckitt Benckiser and TGA (Australia) or Medsafe (New Zealand) if you experience any serious incident with regard to using any condom products.



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