There’s nothing scarier than the mid-lovemaking realization that the condom broke. As we all know condoms are not 100% safe but there are many ways you can make sure they are less likely to break.
1. All Condoms Are Not Equal
Pick and chose your condoms wisely. There are very poor quality condoms circulating out there and some really high quality brands as well. We hate to break the news that those good ol’ regular Trojans just aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. Try to find brands like Crown, Vivid, Kimono and Beyond Seven. These are top-notch condoms that will provide maximum pleasure while being less likely to break.
2. Size Matters
One of the biggest condom malfunction causes is due to size. If the condom is too small this will increase the chances of it breaking. Our advice is to try a few out and find one that fits your partner comfortably. If you both are having trouble finding the right fit you might need to try something bigger like, Trojan Magnums. If you need something a bit smaller try Mamba condoms. FYI: If you’re buying Kimono condoms, remember these run a tiny bit small, making the ‘large’ size more like a regular.
3. Putting The Condom On
This is another area where a lot of mistakes are made that can be easily prevented. First make sure the condom is being unrolled on the right direction. The lip should be facing outward, not inward. Squeeze the air out of the tip before rolling up. If there are any air bubbles the condom is very likely to break. A little lube in the tip of the condom also helps minimize friction, which is both more comfortable for the wearer and adds to the effectiveness of the condom.
4. Cleaning Up
Always take off the condom away from you and your private parts to avoid any accidental spillage. Then make sure to tie the condom up and dispose of it (the toilet is not a good idea, unless you want to have to ring your plumber at 3am).
5. What If The Condom Breaks?
STOP. Hopefully it will happen before the boys were let loose and the broken condom can be removed and replaced it with a new one. If it happens after he popped the cork, then it’s unfortunately all a game of chance.
6. Condom Myths
“Using two condoms will provide a double barrier against STI’s and pregnancy.”
FALSE! This only increases the chances of condom breakage.
“I only have to put it on if I’m going to go all the way.”
This is also FALSE. Having any sexual contact unprotected will expose you to STI’s. Pre-ejaculate can be a baby just waiting to happen.
I hope this gave you some insight on how to have the safest and most fun sex you can possibly have! Now, wrap it up and start gettin’ down to business!
BONUS: Read about how one man dealt with his “Oops! The condom broke!” situation here!
Are you allergic to sex? Read last week’s article on why your bedroom romps could be causing you discomfort!
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Celebs Tweet Their Thoughts About #JusticeForSandraBland
1. Jesse Williams
#SandraBland's treatment while attempting to travel freely on HER public roadways has been acknowledged as unlawful. She is already dead.
2. Taraji P. Henson
"SAY HER NAME #SandraBland"
3. Ava DuVernay
"'Why are you arresting me?' Because you know your rights. Because I can. Because no one'll believe you. #SandraBland"
4. Kim Kardashian
#WhatHappenedToSandraBland We need answers!!!! This is NOT ok! This is all shady! They need to own up to this & tell the truth!
5. Jussie Smollet
"A loss 4 words. #SandraBlandMatters #BlackLivesMatter 👈🏿tell me this should change once the nation shows that we do. "
6. Snoop Dogg
🙏🌹. Sandra. Rip. 🌹🌹
7. K. Michelle
R.I.P to this queen. This could've been any of us. My prayers go out to her family. #sandrabland https://instagram.com/p/5fvlO_AhCf/
8. Gabrielle Union
SAY HER NAME!!! #SandraBland #SandraBland #SandraBland #SayHerName
"We must get to the cause of #sandrabland death because this CANNOT happen again #deathorfreedom"
10. David Banner
"When will we fight back. A man's duty on earth is to protect women and children. Where are the gangsters? Preachers? We need you. Please."
11. Nicki Minaj
"Rest In Peace #SandraBland"
12. Talib Kweli
"We the people ask @LorettaLynch to investigate #SandraBland #KimberleeRandleKing RETWEET "
Signs. Signs. Signs all around us. The Message is Here. #SandraBland
14. Missy Elliot
"When I look at the #SandraBland traffic video it brings so many emotions😳😢😡😡😤!"
15. Jessie J
"God bless your soul Sandra | #sandrabland | Change needs to come |Justice needs to be served | Heart… https://instagram.com/p/5fV79mQ0aw/ "
16. Jackee Harry
"It's time y'all, it's time.." #SandraBland #BlackLivesMatter
"In memory of #SandraBland these things don't make no kinda sense "
18. Holly Robinson Peete
I really don't look forward to having ANOTHER difficult conversation w my kids tonight...but here we go again😧💔 #SandraBland #SayHerName 😢
19. Jeffrey White
Sadly, doesn't matter by whose hand she died. Unjustified arrested set the outcome in motion. The state murdered her. #JusticeForSandraBland
Sandra could have been your mother, sister, aunt, friend or if she wasn't killed the community outreach advisor A&M. #SandraBland
21. Joan Smalls
"My heart is broken. Sending my deepest condolence to her family and friends. May you find Strength, Peace and Justice. When will this stop? #EqualityForAll #RIP #Why #SayHerName
22. Gladys Knight
Sandra Bland.... #SayHerName #SandraBland
23. Cara Delevigne
Things need to change NOW #SANDRABLAND #Justice #Equality
24. Meek Mill
"Rip to that young lady that lost her life about a traffic stop! 🙏 ima make sure I pray for her and her family! 🙏😄😄😄"