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How to Check a Condom

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Condoms have been used since the late 1950s to avoid unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections or diseases (STIs or STDs). However, condoms are subject to deterioration, damage, and wear and tear that can reduce their effectiveness. If you want to know how to check a condom to ensure safer sex, follow these steps.

Steps

Starting Out Right

  1. Check the expiration date on the box at the store.Look before you buy to make sure that the condoms you’re about to purchase haven’t expired. Do not purchase or use expire condoms.
    • Expiration dates should have a month and year.
    • Expired condoms weaken over time and may easily break. Do not use an expired condom.
  2. Store the condoms properly.Keep your condoms in a cool, dry place, away from heat and sunshine. Also, don’t shove them in your wallet where they can be crumpled and bent.
    • Never place condoms in the back pocket of your pants. Sitting on condoms may damage them.
  3. Keep condoms out of the glove compartment of your car.The temperature in your car may range from hot, to cold, to humid and this can cause damage to condoms.
  4. Use a new condom each time.Never reuse a condom. Repeated use can cause breakage and leftover bodily fluids may also leak out.Throw away the condom after you use it and get a new one the next time you need one.

Inspecting The Goods

  1. Check the expiration date of the individually wrapped condom.Even if you purchased the condoms recently, check the expiration date before you use one. If the condom has expired, then do not use it. An expired condom is more likely to break than one that is in date.
  2. Look at the condition of the packaging.There should be no tears or holes in the package. If there is a hole in the wrapper, the condom may have dried out, rendering it ineffective and likely to break.
  3. Press on the wrapper.You should feel a little bit of air resistance from inside the package. This means the package has not been torn or punctured and your condom is good to go.
  4. Squish and slide the wrapper to the side.While still pressing on the wrapper, gently push it the condom inside for a side-slide motion. This slight movement indicates that the lubricant inside has not dried out and, as long as the expiry date has not been passed, is still good.
    • This slide test only works for lubricated condoms. Unlubricated condoms will not slide in the package but you can still do the air resistance test.
    • A dried out condom will weaken, crack, and break, exposing you to your partner’s fluids, potential pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.

Keeping That Condom Safe as You Put it On

  1. Do not use your teeth.Opening a package with your teeth might be convenient, but tiny rips in the condom can happen that you might not notice before you put it on.Instead, tear open the wrapper by pulling apart the premade notch on one of the corners.
  2. Keep the package away from sharp objects.Never use scissors, knives, or other sharp objects to open the package or you may accidentally puncture the condom.
  3. Feel the condom.If it feels dry, stiff, or extra sticky when it comes out of the package, it might not have been stored properly. Discard a dry, sticky, and/or stiff condom and get a new one.
  4. Remove jewelry if it is in the way.Rings and genital piercings can tear a condom, so you may want to remove them before putting on a condom. Also, be careful when putting on a condom if you have sharp nails.
  5. Pinch the tip.Make sure you have squeezed the air out of the tip. Air in the tip of the condom can cause it to burst open and break during use.
    • Squeeze the tip between your forefinger and thumb while you roll the rest of the condom down the penis.
  6. Check your fit.There are a couple of reasons why you need to make sure you have the right sized condom. Your condom should be neither too small nor too big and shouldn’t roll back up from the base once you have it on an erect penis. Measure your erect penis to ensure you buy the right size - it might take a few tries to make sure you have the best fit.
    • You need to have room at the tip to catch the semen. That tip that you pinched to squeeze out the air so the condom wouldn’t burst has to have room for ejaculate. If you don’t have space at the tip, the condom could burst, leaving you and your partner at risk for STIs and pregnancy.
    • The condom can’t be too loose so as to move around. A loose-fitting condom allows for movement of fluids or could fall off all together, again putting you and your partner at risk.
    • Measure for fit at home before you buy.
    • Be realistic; don’t go for image. “Small” and “large” sizes have more to do with width than length but you can also get shorter or longer condoms, so practice safer sex and choose wisely.
  7. Use a water-based lubricant.Oil-based lubricants can weaken the condom and make it break.Choose a water-based lubricant instead.
    • Don’t use oil-based lubricants, baby oil, massage lotion, petroleum jelly, or hand cream as a lubricant.

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  • Question
    If I notice a small hole on the side of the condom just after intercourse, could I still get pregnant if I wash the semen from my private areas right away?
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    Yes, you could still get pregnant. I would recommend taking Plan B if you're concerned about the possibility.
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  • Question
    Is it legal to buy a condom under 16?
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    Community Answer
    Yes, there is no age requirement for buying condoms, at least not in the US.
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  • Question
    Can a condom get stuck in a vagina?
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    Yes, if it rolls off during sex. The guy would feel it roll down slowly, though. If it does come off, be aware of the possibility of pregnancy.
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  • Question
    Can I get pregnant from swallowing semen?
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    Community Answer
    No, you can't.
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  • Question
    Is it a good idea to use two condoms at the same time?
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    No. The friction between the two condoms will make them more likely to tear, and thus make them ineffective.
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  • Question
    Is there a way to check if the condom has broken right after having sex?
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    As gross as it may sound, you can fill it up with water and then try to squeeze the condom for any leaks...but look very closely.
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  • Question
    If a condom has burst, how can I be safe?
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    If it bursts while having sex, take it off and use a new one. Be careful not to get any bodily fluids onto the outside of the new condom. If you are worried about unwanted pregnancy, you should immediately (the next day) ask a doctor or clinic like Planned Parenthood about the "morning after pill," which can prevent pregnancy after you have had sex. If you think an STD could have been transmitted when the condom broke, ask about tests.
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  • Question
    What could go wrong when using an expired condom?
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    Both lubricated and unlubricated condoms begin to lose strength and flexibility as they age. As such, they are more likely to break.
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  • Question
    Can I buy birth control if I'm under 16?
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    Yes, as there are no age requirements for buying them.
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  • Question
    What type of lubricant should I use?
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    Community Answer
    Water- or silicone-based lube is highly preferred for condom usage; these will help ensure it does not break easily. Petroleum-based lube, cooking oils, or lotions should not be used as substitutes. They can damage the condom and render it less effective.
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Unanswered Questions
  • If we had condom upon intercourse and he withdrawed, can I get pregnant?
  • Can condoms have tiny holes in them prior to opening? If so, is there anyway to check if there are punctures? How often are their errors in manufacturing with holes?
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  • Do it right and have fun. Most condom breakage is due to incorrect use. Follow the instructions and use it properly and there is no need to check it for holes.
  • Condoms go through rigorous testing.
  • You can feel safe and secure as long as you have used it correctly.

Warnings

  • Condoms may not protect you against HPV (human papilloma virus), so you may want to consider getting vaccinated since this is such a common STD.
  • Do not fill a condom with water or air to test it, either before or after use. Filling it with water or air before use can puncture the condom. If you fill it with water after use, you are unnecessarily exposing yourself to your partner’s fluids.

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