Male Condoms

How to Use a Condom: Male Condoms

Source: The American Social Health Association (ASHA)

Description: This is a description of the steps involved in using the male condom, as well as general directions for condom storage and use.

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  • Keep condoms out of the sun.
  • Never use condoms with lotions, baby oil, Vaseline, or cold creams.
  • Put the condom on before the penis touches the mouth, vagina, or anus.
  • Use a new condom if you want to have sex again, or in a different place (for example, in the anus and then in the vagina).

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How to Use a Condom: Do’s and Don’ts

Source: The American Social Health Association (ASHA)

Description: This is a description of the do’s and don’t of using male condoms.

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  • DON'T regularly use lubricants with spermicide called nonoxynol-9 ("N-9") as they may cause skin irritation or tiny abrasions that make the genital skin more susceptible to STDs.
  • DON'T use out of date condoms. Check the expiration date carefully. Old condoms can be dry, brittle, or weakened and can break more easily.
  • DO use only latex or polyurethane condoms.

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Male Condoms

Source: R. A. Hatcher, et al., Contraceptive Technology, 17th revised Edition (New York: Ardent Media, Inc., 1998).

Description: This article contains all of the basic information about male condoms as a method of contraception that health care practitioners, educators, and users will need.

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  • Condoms manufactured from lambskin, also known as “natural skin,” or “natural membrane,” are made from the intestinal lining of lambs. While these condoms can prevent pregnancy, they contain small pores that may permit passage of some STDs, including HIV, the Hepatitis B virus, and the herpes simplex virus.
  • Condoms manufactured from polyurethane are thinner and stronger than latex condoms, provide a less constricting fit, are more resistant to deterioration, and may enhance sensitivity.
    Polyurethane condoms have not been studied for their effectiveness in the prevention of STD transmission.
  • Condoms made of polyurethane are compatible with oil-based lubricants, unlike latex condoms which must be used with water-based lubricants.

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