Safe sex – how to use a condom
- Keep your condoms in a cool place.
- Pay attention to the expiration date; if the condom is OK, open it carefully (avoid using your teeth) and get it out of its wrapper.
- With your fingers, squeeze the air out of the tip of the condom and put it on the head of the erect penis, right side up (the condom, not the penis, obviously).
- When firmly in place, roll down the condom with your other hand.
- Don’t use oil-based lubricants such as vaseline, vegetable oil or body lotion, as they can damage the condom, making it unsafe.
- Now it’s your turn: enjoy your lovemaking! When you’re finished, don’t forget to pull your condom-covered penis out, while holding the base of the condom with your hand to prevent it from slipping off.
- We probably don’t have to tell you this, but don’t use a condom more than once!
To finish, a common sense tip: for safe sex, use a new condom every time you have sex! Recycling is all good and well, but not when your health and that of your partner might be at stake.
What is a dental dam, and how do you use it?
The name isn’t sexy, we know. Despite that, it is a useful form of protection when it comes to oral sex – regardless of the genitals involved.
A dental dam is a rectangular, extremely thin piece of material that acts as a barrier between the mouth and genitals. It’s usually made from the same stuff condoms are made of, and you can therefore make one yourself from a condom by carefully cutting off the tip and down the length (while it is still rolled up).
The name originates from dental offices where the PG use of a dental dam is to isolate teeth that need treatment – but our way is a bit more fun.
For safe sex, like with condoms, the general rule is that you should only use a dental dam once, and you should make sure that you only touch one side of material, even after use.