Errors When Using a Condom

By Bramirus Mikail

condomsEven though it looks simple and trivial, not all men and women can always use a condom correctly when having sex. In fact, if used correctly, condoms can prevent pregnancy up to 98 percent and prevent sexually transmitted diseases.

Researchers from Indiana University in the United States has recently undertaken a review of 50 studies on condom use within the last 16 years. Research results found a list of common mistakes made when couples use condoms. The following is a list of 15 errors using condom as reported by MensHealth:

1. Late to use a condom

Research shows that between 17 to 51.1 percent of new men wear a rubber condom after having sex. This will certainly reduce the effectiveness of condom use, especially in preventing sexually transmitted diseases.

2. Take off the condom while still having sex

The findings show, between 13.6 to 44.7 percent of volunteers are involved in other research claimed to remove the condom before intercourse completion.


3. Open completely roll the condom before use

The fact the study shows, there are approximately 2.1 to 25.3 percent of study participants who claimed to have been first fully unroll the condom before sex.

4. Not leave room at the end of the condom

The report shows, there are approximately 24.3 to 45.7 percent of men forget to leave room at the end of the condom as a place for semen.

5. Not remove the air from the condom

The survey also found that as many as 48.1 percent of women and 41.6 percent of men did not suppress or remove the air that is in the tip of the condom before use.

6. Condom upside down

Between 4 and 30.4 percent of study participants reported wrong in wearing a condom, but then they turned it over again and continue the use of condoms.

7. Failed to completely unroll the condom

When the researchers tracked the sex last longer conducted the study participants, it is known there are about 11.2 percent of women and 8.8 percent of men begin to have sexual intercourse before complete roll of unused condoms.

8. Exposed to sharp objects

Note there are approximately 2.1 to 11.2 percent of men have been unwrapped condom use sharp objects. The problem is if the object you use is sharp enough to tear the condom wrapper, then there is the possibility of tearing the condom will come.

9. Not keen to see the damage the condom

When opening the condom from its package, 82.7 percent female and 74.5 percent of men reported that they failed to inspect the damage prior to use condoms. What to do? Make sure the condom wrapper is torn and see the condition of the expiration date.

10 No use of lubricants

Between 16 percent and 25.8 percent of people reported having used a condom without a lubricant. Why this could be the problem? Because, if you have sex for a long time, condoms are more likely to tear if not using lubricant.

11. Complications of lubricant

Approximately 3.2 percent of women and 4.7 percent of men reported using oil-based lubricants with latex condoms. Lubricants with the base material will weaken the latex, which can make the condom susceptible to breakage.

12. One pulled a condom

Nearly 31 percent of men and 27 percent of women reported that after having sex, they failed to pull the condom after ejaculation.

13. Using a condom is repeatedly

Research found that between 1.4 and 3.3 percent of people using a condom used. Condom was used at least twice during sexual intercourse.

14 One of the storage

The findings suggest, between 3.3 to 19.1 percent of participants involved in the study keep condoms in a place that is not appropriate as indicated on the packaging. Avoid storing condoms in wallets and do not put in place in the sun.

15. Do not use condoms at all

This last error is not actually part of the study. But, it never hurts to be added in the list. According to a recent survey from the National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior in the United States, only 45 percent of men aged 18-24 years who used a condom during sex with a partner. In fact, the survey also found that only 29.3 percent of men aged 25-34 years use condoms and only 21.3 percent of men aged 35-44 years who used a condom.

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(Source healthKompas /Image mommyish)

Bramirus Mikail. Journalist.

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