Fairly simple, yes? And our condom packets come with extra directions which should help clear up any questions you may have. However, we all know that putting a condom on might not go so smoothly, and so here are a few commonly-asked questions that we think are important for you to know about.
If a condom tears, you must not use it. They’re designed to be protective, and if the seal gives way at any point it is no longer safe to use. During sex, if the condom feels like it has given way, at once. Afterwards, see a pharmacist about purchasing emergency contraception if you have concerns, and visit an STI clinic if you are with a new partner.
You should never use the same condom more than once.
One important component of condoms is spermicide, a chemical that kills sperm. Some Durex condoms such as the extra safe contain spermicidal lubricant. Still, for many, the condom is enough, but if you’re worried about causing an unwanted pregnancy, you should choose condoms with spermicide.