There are 7 simple steps to putting on a condom, each of which is very important to ensure the safety of you and your partner:
1. First, an essential check: is the condom out of date? If it is, you must throw it away and get a new one. Next, check that the wrapper is intact: if it is visibly damaged, you must throw it away and get a new one that is in perfect condition.
2. Only open the wrapper when you are about to use the condom, starting from the serrated edge. To avoid damaging the condom, move it to the other side inside the wrapper. Take care not to use your teeth, keys or any other sharp object that could damage it!
3. Carefully remove the condom from the wrapper, taking care not to tear it with the edges of the wrapper, with your nails, with jewellery or with any other object. We understand that in the heat of the moment, you may be in a bit of a rush, but it's essential to pay a little attention to ensure that you can enjoy "carefree" intercourse. If the condom seems damaged, is sticky or is a strange colour, use another one. If you or your partner(s) have wounds on your hands, try to prevent these from coming into contact with the condom, in order to reduce the risk of catching or transmitting any diseases.
4. Squeeze the tip of the condom between your index finger and thumb to get rid of any air and check that the rest of the condom that you are about to unroll is on the outside. If it's inside out, you must throw the condom away and use a new one, so check carefully.
5. Place the condom on the erect penis, keeping the tip squeezed. Roll it down the shaft carefully, until it covers the entire penis. Caution: this must be done before any contact between the penis and the partner(s) takes place, in order to avoid sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancy.
6. Immediately after ejaculation, remove your still-erect penis from your partner, holding the rim of the condom at the base to prevent semen from leaking out.
7. Once the penis has been removed, knot the condom at the base and wrap in a tissue or a piece of toilet paper. Dispose of in the general non-recyclable waste bin. Do not throw down the toilet or dispose of the condom in the environment.