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If you have good movement in your hands, you can put a man’s condom onto
his penis. It helps to know how to do this before you are about to have sex. You can
condom on a
…or a corn cob.
For women who are blind or who cannot see well, practicing how to put a condom
on a man is an especially good idea. Then, when you have sex with a partner, you
can use your hands to feel if the condom is on correctly, and you can make sure the
tip of the condom is not broken or cut.
How to use a male condom
A new condom should come rolled up inside a small packet
that has not been opened. Be careful not to tear the condom
as you open the packet. The condom should feel smooth and
slippery. If it feels stiff, hard or sticky, throw it away. It will not work.
1. A condom should
be put on the man’s
penis when the
penis is hard, and
before it touches the
man should pull his foreskin back. The man
should squeeze the tip of the condom and
put it on the end of the penis.
2. U nroll the condom
until it covers all
of the penis. Keep
squeezing the tip
of the condom
extra space at the tip for the semen, the
condom may break.
3. Right after the man
ejaculates (comes) and
before his penis gets
soft, he should hold
onto the rim of the
condom while he pulls
his penis out of the vagina. Then he should
carefully take the condom off.
4. T ie the condom shut.
Then throw it in the
garbage or a latrine,
out of reach of
children and animals.
A Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities 2007