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Putting on a condom correctly: How to get it right the first time and the biggest mistakes

Putting the condom on correctly is the most important, but often also the most annoying thing during sex, because there is always this stupid pause.

This guide will help you to put the condom on perfectly in a few seconds, to recognize problems and to avoid the biggest mistakes.

In addition, we have tips for you, how the whole thing can be even more beautiful and even something very erotic for both of you.

So it's best to read through the instructions thoroughly, and then you're sure to get the job done like clockwork.

Putting on a condom correctly - step by step instructions

With these 6 steps, you and your partner will be on the safe side and putting on a condom will be a breeze. In this guide, we go in step 4 on the foreskin, if you are circumcised, you can of course simply skip this step.

1. follow the instructions in the package

Even if you have read through the instructions for putting on a condom here, you can always refer to the instructions in the condom package if you are unsure. There you will find all the information you need to put on the condom correctly.

2. tear open the condom package

If you have the plastic package of the condom in your hand, you can easily tear it open by hand on the serrated side. If it doesn't work so well at one corner, it often helps to test another corner.

It is very important that you never use scissors, knives, your teeth or other sharp or pointed objects to open the package.

This could damage the condom without you noticing.

3. take out the condom & hold it the right way round

Once you have opened the package, you can remove the condom.

Before you take it out, make sure that your fingers are clean and free of sperm or drops of pleasure.

Because if you have had contact with it, it can happen that your partner becomes pregnant despite the condom.

To check whether you are holding the condom the right way round, you can hold it at the tip and pull very lightly on the outer ring of the condom.

If the outer ring then forms a small edge, it is the right way around. If you have a continuous area and can't pull the ring down further, it's the wrong way around.

4. pull back the foreskin if you have one

If you have a foreskin, now it's time to pull the foreskin back as far as you can with one hand. Your partner can also help you here with 1 or 2 hands. This also helps to keep the erection and brings a little more fun.

5. sit up and roll down

Almost done! Now you hold the condom like a small hat on the tip of the penis, while you hold it by the tip. The best way to do this is with your thumb and index finger.

Here you have to make sure that there is no air left in the tip, because that can increase the risk that the condom will burst after you put it on.

When the air is out and the foreskin is retracted, you can unroll the condom as much as possible. It should cover the entire shaft of the penis, down to the base of the penis.

6. have fun

The condom is on, the air is out of the tip and the condom is tight? Great, that's how you use a condom properly, now you're ready for some wonderful moments together.

If it should not slip so right, you should best take some lubricant with it. This feels then not only better for both of you, but also protects the condom from the place by too much friction.

You can read about which lubricants are particularly suitable or not at all here.

The most common problems with putting on a condom

Condom is put on the wrong way round

If you accidentally put the condom on the wrong way first, you should always use a new condom if you have already had contact with the tip of your penis.

This is important because otherwise there could be drops of semen on the outside of the condom, which could make your partner pregnant.

Condom is difficult to unroll or unrolls partially

If the condom is hard to unroll, doesn't unroll at all, or you can only partially unroll it, it may be due to 2 things:

1. you have put the condom on the wrong way round 2. you have the wrong condom size and are trying to unroll a condom that is too small.

In the 1st case, you should take a new condom as described before. In the 2nd case, we would recommend you to determine your condom size at the latest before the next sex.

With condoms in the right size it will not only be much easier to unroll the condom, but it will also increase your safety and improve your feeling during sex.

Here you will find information and tools to help you determine your condom size.

Erection disappears after putting on the condom

If you put on the condom and then shortly afterwards lose your erection or can no longer hold it properly, this can also be a sign that the condom is too small.

Therefore, we advise you to measure once.

If the condom is too big

If your condom is too big, it may slip off easily, not be tight enough and therefore not provide any protection against unwanted pregnancies or STIs.

Therefore, you should always pay attention to the right condom size.

No-Gos when putting on a condom - application mistakes you should avoid

To avoid unpleasant surprises, there are a few things you should avoid at all costs. Most of them may sound obvious to you, but you should not forget these things:

Old and damaged condoms

Condoms with expired expiration dates, condoms that have been squeezed in your purse or left in the heat for too long, etc. do not belong over the penis, but in the residual waste.

Before putting the condom over the penis, check that the package and the condom are undamaged. If there is still air in the package that can be squeezed out, you should also dispose of the condom.

Massage oil & greasy lubricants

Condoms hate grease! Because in combination with oil, Vaseline, butter, etc. they become porous and dissolve.

Therefore, be careful when massaging before sex - because you will usually still have oil on your hands and body afterwards. The same applies if you have applied cream to your hands beforehand. You can find more information about this in our guide about lubricant and condoms!

Condom size is too small or too big

Having sex with a condom that doesn't actually fit can quickly backfire. It doesn't fit properly, can almost only be put on with force, bursts more easily and you feel less.

Not to mention the risk of STD's and unwanted pregnancies. That's why you should always use the right size condom.

Get started inexperienced

If you've never put on a condom before, it can help a lot to practice it on yourself a few times. This will give you more practice, which can then help you tremendously when it matters most.

Not only will you become more confident, but you'll also get it done faster and cut a better figure overall.

Otherwise, if your partner is more experienced, he or she can do the overdressing for you.

Also, special features, such as putting the condom on with your mouth, should only be done if your partner really knows how to do it and can do it without any risk for you.

Pleasure drops and sperm on the condom

If you have drops of pleasure or sperm on your fingers and touch the outside of the condom with them, that's it for the protection, of course.

Therefore, it is important that you have clean hands.

If in doubt, wash your hands briefly. And if something goes wrong, just use a new condom.

Use condoms several times

If your condom has been pulled over the penis once, it must be disposed of. It does not matter whether you have ejaculated or not.

Once the condom is open, it must be used or disposed of.

Unplanned anal sex

If the journey is to go into the back door, this is only possible with appropriate preparation, a suitable condom and sufficient lubricant.

Otherwise it will not only be painful and possibly the last adventure of this kind - there is also a great risk that the condom will tear due to friction.

And that's something you want to avoid at all costs. So prepare well and then into the tingling experience.

Conclusion - Putting on condoms correctly

Especially the first few times, it can be challenging to put a condom on properly and quickly, which almost always leads to a little pause.

But that doesn't mean you have to let it bother you. Instead, you can consciously incorporate putting the condom on into your foreplay by celebrating it as a special moment.

For example, your partner can also put it on with his or her hand or mouth and prepare "him" for sex. In this way, you turn a lust killer into an erotic ritual that gets you even more excited.

Finally, we would like to advise you to find out your condom size to make sure that you are optimally protected and have as much fun as possible.

Mister Size
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