|Procedure, part 1|
Condoms are made of latex rubber, polyurethane or lamb intestines. One of the benefits of condoms is the ability to block sexually transmitted diseases.
|Procedure, part 2|
Place the condom on the head of the erect penis with the rolled up ring facing away from the penis.
Roll the condom onto the penis while holding the tip of the condom. Most condoms are prelubricated. Avoid using petroleum jelly, lotions or oils, which can weaken the condom, possibly causing it to break or tear.
Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.