Condoms are made of latex rubber, polyurethane or lamb intestines. One of the benefits of condoms is the ability to block sexually transmitted diseases.
Place the condom on the head of the erect penis with the rolled up ring facing away from the penis.
Roll the condom onto the penis while holding the tip of the condom. Most condoms are prelubricated. Avoid using petroleum jelly, lotions or oils, which can weaken the condom, possibly causing it to break or tear.
Review Date: 2/12/2010
Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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