Condoms: Easy, Effective Defense
WHAT IS THE CORRECT WAY TO USE A CONDOM?
- 1Put the condom on when the penis is erect, before there is any contact between the penis and your partner's body. Fluid released from the penis during the early stages of an erection can contain sperm and organisms that can cause STI/STD's.
- 2Tear along one side of the foil, being sure not to rip the condom inside.
Carefully remove the condom.
- 3Air trapped inside a condom could cause it to break. To avoid this squeeze the closed end of the condom between your forefinger and thumb and place the condom over the erect penis.
Be sure that the roll is on the outside.
- 4While still squeezing the closed end, use your other hand to unroll the condom gently down the full length of the penis. Make sure the condom stays in place during sex; if it rolls up, roll it back into place immediately.
If the condom comes off, withdraw the penis and put on a new condom before intercourse continues.
- 5Soon after ejaculation, withdraw the penis while it is still erect by holding the condom firmly in place. Remove the condom only when the penis is fully withdrawn.
Keep both the penis and the condom clear from contact with your partner's body.
- 6Dispose of the used condom hygienically. Wrap the condom in a tissue and place it in a bin (do not flush it down the toilet).
NEVER USE A CONDOM MORE THAN ONCE.
CONDOMS: WHERE TO GET THEM
- Supermarkets, drug stores, convenience stores. Male and female condoms are usually found near health or pharmaceutical sections. Be sure to check the expiration date.
- Vending machines at many bars and some restaurants will sell individual condoms.
- Many STI/STD clinics and public health facilities offer male condoms for free. Check your phone directory for "health," "sexual health" or "sexually transmitted infection/disease."
- Online vendors such as Jolly Johns, Undercover Condoms, and Condomania can offer a variety of options beyond the standard laytex condom. Including large sizes, custom fit and non-laytex varieties.
WHERE TO GET FREE CONDOMS IN ANCHORAGE
- The Four A's
1057 East Fireweed Lane Suite 102
- Municipality of Anchorage Reproductive Health Clinic
632 W. 6th Avenue
- Center for Drug Problems
520 E 4th Ave., Suite 102, Phone : 276-6430
- Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center - Mountain View
3521 Mt. View Dr., Phone : (907)792-2300
- Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center - Fairview
1217 East 10th Ave., Phone : (907)257-4686
- Planned Parenthood
4001 Lake Otis Pkwy - (907) 563-2229
- Planned Parenthood
3401 E 42nd Ave # 201, Anchorage - (907) 565-7526
The information contained herein is for educational purposes only, and is not intended as a substitute for the diagnosis or treatment of any health problem, whether it be physical or psychological. Consult your physician or a licensed medical professional for your particular medical question. Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association assumes no responsibility for how this material is used.