26 Feb

All the Things You Didn’t Know Your Condom Could Do

Condoms are a staple in the sex industry because of the safety and peace of mind they can provide sexually active people. They are such a staple that we have a whole month dedicated to celebrating condoms and their contribution to our sexcapades. YES, you read that right. February is national condom month so to celebrate, I am here to tell you all the things your condom can do that you may or may not know about.

Penis Protection

Duh. This one is a given. You put the condom on the penis and it significantly decreases the likelihood of you becoming creating offspring if you are engaging in heterosexual intercourse as well as transmitting Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). But now on to the things you may not have known.

Sharing a Toy

For those of us who are into using sex toys, you may have discovered that sharing sex toys with a partner is also an interesting way to spice up you sex life, participate in mutual pleasure and experience deeper connection. However, whenever sharing a toy, you run the risk of transmitting STIs because sexual bodily fluids attach to the toys and can spread to your partner and vice versa which could compromise your sexual health.
Luckily, condoms are here to save the day. You would simply put the condom on the toy while one person is using it and change out the condom when the other person is using it. This way you can explore all the sensations your toys have to offer together without compromising anyone’s sexual health.

Dental Dam

We hear a lot about the importance of barrier methods like condoms to maintain our sexual health. However, you can transmit and/or contract STIs orally, too. There is a barrier method called a dental dam. It’s essentially a latex cover that can be placed over the genitals during oral sex that can be used to inhibit STI transmission. But they are much harder to access than condoms.
Fun fact: you can turn your condom into a dental dam. I suggest you google it as there are many tutorials on the internet, however you basically unfold the condom, cut off the tip, and cut up one side. Once you open it up, you have a rectangle of latex that can be used as a dental dam.

Now you know a few more things about condoms than you may have before. Let this month of condom celebration be a reminder that using barrier methods is imperative to sexual health. Will you be exploring the awesomeness of your condom?

 

By Autumn Morris 
Certified Sex Educator 
CEO and Founder of Speaking of Sex

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19 Feb

All the Things You Didn’t Know You Should Be Doing to Your Condom

Most of us have probably been told over and over how important it is to use condoms during sex. We get it. But what we never really hear about is what steps we should be taking to ensure that our condoms are actually doing their job. It’s National Condom Month (yes, they dedicated a whole month to condoms), and there is no better time to make sure you are aware of all of the things you should be doing to your condom to ensure it isn’t compromised during sexual exchanges.

Expiration Date:

Just like lettuce, milk, and eggs, condoms expire. Before you use a condom, you should always be checking the expiration date on the back of the package. An expired condom may compromise your sexual health which is 100% not worth it. Save the headache and take the two seconds to check the expiration.

The Air Bubble Check:

All condoms are packaged with a small amount of air in them. This is intentional so you can check the packaging before opening to ensure the packaging and condom have not been punctured. To check the packaging, you will push all of the air to one corner of the package and ensure that the air does not begin to leak. If it does not, the condom has not been punctured and you are good to continue. If it does, then you should discard the condom and get another one.

The Water Test:

Let’s be real, sex can get pretty intense. It’s not uncommon for condoms to rip, tear, or pop during sexual exchanges of any kind. BUT there is a way to check after sex whether or not your condom broke during sex. Once sex is complete, take any and all condoms used and take them to the sink. You will then fill them with water. If they have been compromised, water will begin leaking out of whatever holes it has. If it doesn’t leak, the condom has not been compromised and you are good to go.

Now you are the master of condom usage and are ready to go into the world and use condoms in the most effective way possible. Happy Condom Month but remember that good condom conduct is a lifestyle. Happy sexing, my friends.

 

By Autumn Morris 
Certified Sex Educator 
CEO and Founder of Speaking of Sex

If you like what you’ve read here, check out other blogs and podcasts from Autumn! 

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