Condoms are an important form of birth control and an easy way to avoid disease. However, in order to work properly, they must be used correctly.

How to Use a Condom

Remember to always check the expiration date and packaging, and open it carefully. When you're putting it on, don't forget to leave room for the ejaculate and make sure you're unrolling it right side out. Always hold it in place when withdrawing from your partner and throw the condom away in the trash can when you're done.

Following these best practices can help ensure that the condom you're using is as effective as it can be.

A Word From Verywell

Condoms don't just make your sex life safer, but they can offer some peace of mind that may help you and your partner feel more relaxed. That alone can help make sex more enjoyable.

There are also a wide variety of condom styles that have different colors, textures, and even flavors to add to the experience.