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Correct Condom Use (and more)

Condoms work best when you know some basic facts and understand how to use them.

The resources on this page will help you have a better idea of how to use external and internal condoms correctly and protect your (and your partner's) health.

Condom Use Guide

Learn about correct use of internal and external condoms

Find the Condom with the Right Fit and Feel for You

Does condom size matter?

Yes! Knowing your condom size is important for safe and pleasurable sex.

Some things about condom size to remember: 

  • Condom sizes can vary across brands.
     

  • An external condom that’s too big or too small can slip off or break, increasing the chances of pregnancy or infection transmission.
     

  • Likewise, an external condom that's the wrong size can reduce sensation during sex. It might feel restrictive, if it's too small. If it's too large, it can move around and be uncomfortable for both partners!

You can use this condom size chart and information about sizing across different brands to help choose condoms that work best for you!

Safer Sex Toolbox

If you’re sexually active, it’s important to know and understand the benefits of different strategies to prevent unintended pregnancy and the transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

 

The Safer Sex Toolbox from the American Sexual Health Association provides useful information about the benefits and drawbacks of external and internal condoms, dental dams and lubricants to help choose safer sex strategies that work for you.

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