Step 1: Inspect the condom. This is what you should look for:
- Check for air, does the condom package feel bubbly, like there is air inside? This means that the package has not been pierced, and that the condom will not have holes in it.
- Check the expiration date… using a condom that has expired may increase the chance that it will break.
Step 2: Push the condom to the side of the package and carefully open it with your fingers. Using your teeth may rip the condom.
Step 3: Choose a position that is comfortable for insertion – squat, raise one leg, sit or lie down. Make sure the condom is lubricated enough.
Step 4: If you are using the FC2 ‘female’ condom, make sure the inner ring is at the closed end of the sheath, and hold the sheath with the open end hanging down. Squeeze the inner ring with thumb and middle finger (so it becomes long and narrow), and then insert the inner ring and sheath into the vaginal/anal opening. Gently insert the inner ring into the vagina/anus and feel it go up.
Step 5: Place the index finger inside the condom and push the inner ring as far as it will go. Make sure the condom is inserted straight, and is not twisted inside. The outer ring should remain on the outside of the vagina/anus.
Step 6: The penis should be guided into the ‘female’ condom in order to ensure that it does not slip into the vagina/anus outside the condom. Use enough lubricant so that the condom stays in place during sex. The ‘female’ condom should not be used at the same time as a male condom because the friction between the two condoms may cause the condoms to break.
Step 7: To remove the condom, twist the outer ring gently and then pull the condom out keeping the sperm inside. Wrap the condom in the package or in tissue and throw it away. Do not put it into the toilet. It is generally recommended that the ‘female’ condom should not be reused.
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