Condom sense for college students

I was talking to an old friend on the phone the other night, and our conversation invariably steered its way to sex. Just FYI, football came first especially last night’s MNF game between Saints and Falcons. Take that Katrina!! When bragging as is usually the case, he told me that he doesn’t use them because the first time he did, it broke. So you are telling me that if you crashed your car, you’d never drive again?

This isn’t the only excuse I’ve heard. I’ve heard people complain that condoms feel like a raincoat wrapped around their penis, that they’re allergic to them, or that condoms aren’t “big enough”. Come on guys, if I can fit a condom over my fist and forearm, I can’t imagine any of you having a problem putting one on spud the speedshooter. And if you’re worried about reduced sensation, add a single drop of lube in the tip. Besides, imagine the sensation of an unplanned pregnancy or STD, maybe HIV. If you have an allergy to the lubrication or spermicide, try switching brands, or use polyurethane condoms if you have a latex allergy.

Condoms work. The breakage rate is only 2%, and most of this is due to human error. The following guidelines decrease the failure rate of condoms. Also for rookies, check out this article on how to use/ put on a condom

Store and use your condoms correctly. Keep them in a cool, dry place and throw out expired condoms. Squeeze the package carefully to check for holes. Pinch an inch of air out of the tip of the condom to allow room for ejaculate. Roll the condom down the erect penis (GENTLY ladies– this is a sensitive area) before any genital contact. There may be enough sperm in pre-cum to get someone pregnant. Use a bit of waterbased lubricant if you want; don’t use oil-based lube, as it destroys latex. Immediately after ejaculation, hold the condom at the base of the penis and withdraw from the vagina to prevent spillage. Tie a knot in the used condom and toss in a garbage bin. Don’t flush them down the toilet, or you’ll have quite the explanation to give to the plumbers.

Now that you’ve mastered condoms, remember: two methods are better than one. You’ll have much better protection from pregnancy if you use the birth control pill or some other birth control method and a condom.

Condoms are great! They’re cheap, available, and effective. Get creative and work condoms into a kinky sex game. Make your partner think sexy. It could be a fun way to protect yourself.