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    19 Condom Mistakes You Might Be Making

    It's ~harder~ than you think.

    So condoms are a fantastic way to prevent STIs and babies. But you probably already knew that.

    1. The condom needs to be worn the WHOLE time.

    2. Add lube outside AND inside the condom.

    3. But stay away from oils and lotions with latex condoms.

    4. Always check the expiration date.

    5. Wait until the penis is erect before you put the condom on.

    6. Always leave some room at the tip of the condom to prevent spillage.

    7. Yes, there is a wrong way to put on a condom. Don't do that.

    8. The condom should roll down easily and reach the base of the penis.

    9. Don't wait too long after you finish to take the condom off.

    10. There are SO MANY kinds of condoms, so don't settle for the first one you try.

    11. Make sure you're wearing the right size.

    12. You probably don't need spermicide.

    13. Putting on a condom should be another part of foreplay, not an awkward inconvenience that kills the mood — and the boner.

    14. Yep, you should be using condoms for oral sex, too.

    15. Make sure to use a new condom for every sex act.

    16. Most people stop using condoms way too soon.

    17. Female condoms are just about as effective as male condoms.

    18. Never ever ever double-bag it.

    19. If you're allergic to latex, you definitely still have options.

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