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Be Wary of These Dangerous Condom Mistakes You Might be Making

Just because everyone can wear a condom doesn’t mean everyone knows how to do so properly. Read on to know top 10 dangerous condom mistakes you might be committing.

Snr By Ariba Khaliq / May 13, 2014

The Tricky Condom

Condoms are crucial for all those couples who want to enjoy sex but at the same time want to play it safe. They are one of the most popular forms of birth control and prevention from sexually transmitted diseases, have been around for a long time. But, just because everyone can wear a condom doesn’t mean everyone knows how to do so properly. In fact, Researchers from Indiana University analyzed 50 studies on condom usage, and after punching the numbers on 16 years of data, they found a laundry list of errors. Read on to know top 10 dangerous condom mistakes you might be committing. Image Coutesy: Thinkstock/ Getty


Not Checking For Visible Damage

Nearly 75% of people never bother looking for tears or holes, even if they use their teeth to open the packet (don't!) or snag the condom on their jewellery or fingernails, according to a Kinsey Institute report.


Wearing the Condom Late

Many men commit a very common mistake of putting the condom on after the intercourse has already begun. By doing this you can put yourself at the risk of getting various sexual diseases. Always put on the condom before beginning the act of intercourse. Image Coutesy: Thinkstock/ Getty


Removing the Condom Early

A condom is supposed to be worn until the very end of the intercourse and if you take it off too early, then it actually equals to not wearing a condom. So, make the maximum use of a condom and leave it on till you are done with intercourse. Image Coutesy: Thinkstock/ Getty


Reusing the Same Condom

Though it may sound odd but many men actually at times, use the same condom at least more than once. Condoms are a use and throw material item. By repeating the same condom during an intercourse you are increasing the risk of unwanted pregnancy. Image Coutesy: Thinkstock/ Getty


Not Removing Air from the Tip

While wearing a condom, make sure to leave some gap at the tip of the condom so that your semen can get collected. Besides, air at the tip of the condom is supposed to be squeezed out before wearing a condom to avoid breakage during ejaculation. Image Coutesy: Thinkstock/ Getty


Storing Condoms in a Bad Place

You just can’t keep condoms in your wallet and just flip it out during sex. A condom should be stored in a cool and dry place. This will not only be hard to put on and uncomfortable to use but it will also be unsafe. Image Coutesy: Thinkstock/ Getty


Using Flavoured Condoms Too Much

Almost all flavoured condoms contain sugar which can cause yeast infections. Vaginas even though have a superb bacteria-fighting system, if encountered by any foreign chemicals, can suffer some serious damage. Image Coutesy: Thinkstock/ Getty


Not Checking the Expiry Date

Before putting on a condom always check for its expiry date. Though a condom's expiration date can be up to 5 years, it is your duty to read the fine-print on the paper for your and your partner’s safety. Image Coutesy: Thinkstock/ Getty


Wearing On the Wrong Side

Many men end up wearing the condom upside down. This mistake not only takes place with first time users, but also with men who has used it several times. If you wear your condom upside down and then remove it to wear it the right way, then actually it is of no use. Image Coutesy: Thinkstock/ Getty


Opening Condom the Wrong Way

Never use any sharp object to open your condom packet. If you use a sharp object, the chances of your condom getting scratched or damaged are very high. Condoms are delicate and even a minor damage can be life altering. Hence, always open it carefully. Image Coutesy: Thinkstock/ Getty


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