Are you ready to take control of your sexual health and pleasure? As World Contraception Day falls on September 26, Trojan shares essential information on how to do it. The condom is not only one of the most effective contraceptive methods on the market with an effectiveness of 98%, but also the best ally in the prevention of sexually transmitted infections.
According to data from the National Health and Nutrition Survey, 73.2% of adolescents in Mexico have heard of a contraceptive method and 60.4% of the population knows that condoms help with family planning and protect against STIs. However, there is still a lack of knowledge about the correct use of this condom.
Sexual health is a fundamental aspect of people’s lives and the choice of contraceptive methods plays a crucial role in promoting safe and healthy sexual relationships. For this reason, Trojan, the triple-tested condom brand, shares a complete guide on the correct use of condoms for those seeking to prevent unwanted pregnancies and, at the same time, protect themselves against sexually transmitted diseases.
Steps for correct condom use:
Check expiration date: Before using a condom it is necessary to check the expiration date printed on the packaging. Expired condoms may be less effective.
Carefully open the packaging: With clean hands, carefully tear the condom packaging along the serrated end. You should not use nails, teeth or any other sharp objects, as they can damage the structure of the condom.
Putting the condom on correctly: Before any sexual contact, the condom should be carefully unrolled over the erect penis, making sure to leave a space at the tip to catch the semen.
Its use during sexual intercourse: Keep the condom in place throughout sexual activity. It is important to note that a new condom must be used for each sexual intercourse.
Remove the condom carefully: After ejaculation, it is carefully removed from the penis while it is still erect, holding the base of the condom to prevent it from slipping.
Dispose of the condom: The used condom is placed in the trash, not in the toilet. The correct technique to do it is to wrap it in a disposable tissue or toilet paper without tying the condom, this way the semen will evaporate and we will prevent it from touching other surfaces or people cleaning.
Do not reuse condoms: Condoms are designed for single use only. A condom should never be reused, as there is a risk of breakage.
Condoms are a highly effective method of contraception and a great barrier against STIs, including HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia and many others. It is essential to remember that prevention of these diseases is a vital part of sexual and reproductive health.
“At Trojan, we are committed to promoting safe, healthy and fun sex. As part of World Contraception Day, we remind people of the importance of choosing an effective contraceptive method such as condoms and using them correctly,” said Rodolfo Rodriguez, Sexual Health Manager at Trojan. “Trojan condoms offer high protection thanks to their triple testing and are a valuable tool in the prevention of unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases,” he concluded.