CONDOM USAGE

Condom Safety Checks

  1. Store condoms in a cool, dry place. Keep condoms stored away from direct sunlight.
  2. Check the condom wrapper or box for the expiration date on the condom.
  3. Use your thumb and Index Finger to press the Condom Wrapper — does the air stay
  4. in the package?
  5. Tear the condom wrapper carefully to open. — without using your teeth!
  6. If the condom looks damaged, discolored, or brittle, do not use it.

Important Information about Condom Usage

  1. Use a condom for one sexual act only. Use fresh condoms for each sexual act.
  2. Ensure finger nails do not have sharp edges as this can perforate the condom.
  3. Always read condom instructions
  4. Ensure you always use the correct size condom. Condoms which are too large can slipoff
  5. Always replace the condom after 15 minutes of usage, this will reduce condomfailure.Condom Usage Instructions

Condom Usage Instruction

  1. With one hand, pinch the tip of the condom to eliminate any air trapped in the tip.
  2. With the other hand, roll the condom to the base of the penis or object.
  3. Continue using this hand to guide any air bubbles out of the condom.
  4. Add condom safe lubricant to the outside of the condom to avoid excess friction that may cause breakage.

Condom Usage Instruction

  1. With one hand, pinch the tip of the condom to eliminate any air trapped in the tip.
  2. With the other hand, roll the condom to the base of the penis or object.
  3. Continue using this hand to guide any air bubbles out of the condom.
  4. Add condom safe lubricant to the outside of the condom to avoid excess friction that may cause breakage.

Removing a Condom

  1. Hold the base of the condom as you pull out to prevent the condom from getting lost inside the vagina.
  2. Remove the condom and throw away in the trash. Do not through the condom away in the toilet

Condom Lubricants

Use only water-based lubricants with latex condoms as latex dissolves in oil; silicone-based lubricant may be used with polyurethane condoms.

Only use products that were designed as lubricants. Never use things like hand creams, baby oil or similar products as substitutes. These products can cause the condom to fail leaving you unprotected.

Lubricant should always be used for high friction sexual acts. Friction increases the probability of condom failure.

Condom Failure

If a condom breaks during sex, protection from STDs is no longer effective. In such cases the sex worker is expected to take the following measures:

  1. Don’t panic – stay calm
  2. Got to the toilet and make sure you empty your bladder
  3. Wash your vagina externally with lukewarm water
  4. Arrange to be tested for chlamydia and Gonorrhea after two weeks
  5. Visit your doctor beforehand if you experience any symptoms
  6. Take the morning-after pill as quickly as possible if you are not using contraception.