Condom application - series
Procedure, part 1
Condoms are made of latex rubber, polyurethane or lamb intestines. One of the benefits of condoms is the ability to block sexually transmitted diseases. Latex condoms are best; natural (lamb skin) condoms do NOT prevent sexually transmitted diseases.
Procedure, part 2
Place the condom on the head of the erect penis with the rolled up ring facing away from the penis.
Roll the condom onto the penis while holding the tip of the condom. Most condoms are prelubricated. Avoid using petroleum jelly, lotions or oils, which can weaken the condom, possibly causing it to break or tear.
- Last reviewed on 1/25/2013
- Harvey Simon, MD, Editor-in-Chief, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Senior Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital.
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