Use Condom Sense
Condoms are very effective when used correctly and every time you have sex.
Don’t use condoms if the package is torn.
Condoms are one-time use only, DO NOT REUSE.
Use a new condom for each sex act.
Use one condom at a time.
Condoms containing nonxynol-9 can cause irritation to the vagina and anus.
If you are sensitive to latex, use condoms made of polyurethane or polyisoprene.
Condom Use Instructions
Read the package carefully prior to using the condom to ensure that the condom is effective in preventing HIV, STIs, and pregnancy if used properly.
Check the expiration date on the condom. Do not use condoms that are expired,
yellow, brittle, sticky, or have a hole in them.
Open the package carefully. Handle the condom carefully so as not to damage it with fingernails, teeth, or other sharp objects.
Pinch the tip of the condom to keep air out, and put the condom on the head of the erect (hard) penis.
Unroll the condom all the way down to the base of the penis, before any genital or oral-genital contact with partner or shared toys.
To ensure adequate lubrication during sex, use a water-based or silicone-based lubricant on the outside of the condom so the condom will be less likely to break.
Remove the condom, holding it firmly at the base of the penis and withdraw (remove) the penis from your partner while it is still erect (hard), making sure no semen spills.
Tie the condom and dispose of it in the trash can.
Contact Piedmont Care for your safer sex needs--- HIV prevention education, literature, condoms, and Rapid HIV testing (same day results):
· www.piedmontcare.orgor (864) 582-7773
· 101 North Pine Street, Suite 200 Spartanburg, South Carolina 29302
Piedmont Care is the nonprofit organization providing HIV and AIDS
care, prevention and advocacy in our community.