Condoms - Using Condoms
In general, condoms are useful to
- prevent pregnancy
- protect from the Sexually Transmitted Diseases
- protect from HIV infection.
1. The expiry date of condoms is not passed. After the expiry date, the failure rate of Condom is very high. So it may become useless to protect us.
2. Put on the Condom as soon as erection occurs and before any sexual contact (vaginal, anal or oral).
3. Pinch the air out of the Condom tip with one hand and unroll the Condom over the penis with the other hand. If the man is not circumcised, then pull back the foreskin before rolling on the condom. Roll the condom all the way down to the base of the penis, and smooth out any air bubbles. (Air bubbles can cause a condom to break).
Female CondomRecently “Female condoms” or “Femidoms” have become available. They are larger and wider than male condoms but equivalent in length. Female condoms have a flexible ring–shaped opening, and are designed to be inserted into the vagina. The female condom also contains an inner ring which AIDS insertion and helps keep the condom in place inside the vagina. Inserting the female condom requires squeezing this ring.
The instructions to use the female condoms.
- The condom should be removed carefully from the packaging.
- The small inner ring should be squeezed closed.
- The inner ring should be pushed into the vagina, the outer ring remaining outside.
- The penis should be guided through the outer ring to ensure that it is not pushed aside.
- Before removing the condom, the outer ring should be squeezed and twisted (while the wearer is still lying down, if applicable) to ensure that semen does not leak out of the pouch. Pull to remove the condom.
- Any “Rustling” can be counteracted by applying extra lubricant to the inside of the condom.
|Don't you trust me?||Trust isn't the point, people can have infections without realizing it|
|It does not feel as good with a condom||I'll feel more relaxed, If I am more relaxed, I can make it feel better for you.|
|I don't stay hard when I put on a condom||I'll help you put it on, that will help you keep it hard.|
|I am afraid to ask him to use a condom. He'll think I don't trust him.||If you can't ask him, you probably don't trust him.|
|I can't feel a thing when I wear a condom||Maybe that way you'll last even longer and that will make up for it|
|I don't stay hard when I put on a condom||I'll help you put it on, that will help you keep it|
|I don't have a condom with me||I do|
|It's up to him... it's his decision||It's your health. It should be your decision too!|
|I'm on the pill, you don't need a condom||I'd like to use it anyway. It will help to protect us from infections we may not realize we have.|
|It just isn't as sensitive and I can't feel a thing||Maybe that way you will last even longer and that will make up for it|
|Putting it on interrupts everything||Not if I help put it on|
|I guess you don't really love me||I do, but I am not risking my future to prove it|
|I will pull out in time||Women can get pregnant and get STD's from pre–ejaculate|
|But I love you||Then you'll help us to protect ourselves.|
|Just this once||Once is all it takes|
The Invisible Condom, developed at University Laval in Quebec, Canada, is a gel that hardens upon increased temperature after insertion into the vagina or rectum. In the lab, it has been shown to effectively block HIV and herpes simplex virus. The barrier breaks down and liquefies after several hours. The invisible condom is in the clinical trial phase, and has not been approved for use yet.
Other uses for condoms
- Condoms have been used to waterproof boxes of matches and kindling, often by hikers and campers.
- In WWII , the Vietnam War , the Gulf War , and most recently in Iraq the U.S. military instructed its soldiers to place a non–lubricated condom around the muzzle of the rifle barrel in order to prevent moisture, sand, rain, etc. from fouling the weapon without hindering a bullet in case of firing.
- Another WWII use was by the crews of long–distance bombers. Because the planes often didn’t have toilet facilities condoms could be used to hold urine. It was common practice to throw the filled condoms from the plane whilst at altitude over enemy territory.
- During WWII , the OSS used condoms for a plethora of applications, from storing corrosive fuel additives and wire garrotes (with the T–handles removed) to holding the acid component of a self–destructing film canister, to finding use in improvised explosives. Condoms excel as multipurpose containers because they are waterproof, elastic, durable, and will not arouse suspicion if found.
- Condoms can be used to hold water in emergency survival situations. The British SAS carry condoms as a method for carrying water in these emergencies.
- Condoms have also been used in many cases to smuggle cocaine and other drugs across borders and into prisons either by filling the condom with drugs, tying it in a knot and then either swallowing it or inserting it into the rectum. These methods are very dangerous as if the condom breaks the drugs inside can cause an overdose and death.
- In his book entitled Last Chance to See , Douglas Adams reported having used a condom to protect a microphone he used to make an underwater recording. According to one of his travelling companions, this is standard BBC practice for when a waterproof microphone is needed but cannot be procured.
- Foot travelers in South America wear condoms when wading through water to prevent a small catfish known as candirÃº from swimming into the urethra . The fish is attracted to the scent of blood and urine.
- In movies like The Incredible Shrinking Man, condoms filled with water are a cheap way to simulate giant raindrops.
- In films and on tv, condoms are often used as containers for fake blood on actors, burst open when shooting gory scenes such as a character getting shot.
- Since WW2, Navy SEALS have used doubled condoms, sealed with neoprene cement, to protect non–electric firing assemblies for underwater demolitions – leading to the term “Dual Waterproof Firing Assemblies”
‘Sex with a virgin can cure HIV’?
This myth is common in some parts of Africa, and it is totally untrue. The myth has resulted in many rapes of young girls and children by HIV+ men, who often infect their victims. Rape won't cure anything – and is a serious crime all around the world.