A few, who have been sexually active, which is not all of us, know only after the fact what it is like to stress over a condom that broke.

Before we are wise enough to think through this dilemma, we instinctively take to panic mode — for a good reason. Our minds races through the STIs and unwanted pregnancies. Therefore, we often decide to abandon the sex halfway in search of a quick fix. Nevertheless, that is not what should go on. Not entirely.

With proper use, condoms rarely break.

Contrary to common myths that condoms are flimsy and just break like that, it is a myth not reality. Currently, the world condom break-rate stands at 0.4 %. This means in every 1000 uses there is a chance that four condoms will break. This is a significant number but is entirely based on your usage habit. It has nothing to do with the condom quality. This is not surprising since most people lack access to credible information on how to use condoms correctly.

Since the issue has arisen, we will take a few minutes to review what you can when a condom breaks.

1. Don’t panic

“Help... the condom broke!”

Do not shout at your partner. Just take a breather and relax. There are ways to minimize condom breakage.

2. Use a new condom

If you realize right away before climaxing that the condom broke, you should discard it away and use a new condom. In this instance, take a minute to scrutinize the defects in your condom. Is the pack instant? Are the condoms expired? Is the storage at the right temperatures? If everything is positive, then precede use the next condom take caution for breakage.

3. Take an emergency contraception

If you had a pre-ejaculate or ejaculation, the safest bet is to take an emergency contraception pill. If an ejaculation occurred, the situation is handled similarly to unprotected sex. Consequently, you can take the Emergency Contraception (EC) in the preceding period before five days after you had unprotected sex. Most ECs works efficiently the sooner you take them.

4. STI screening

You should test for sexually transmitted diseases as soon as possible. In the event, you test positive for STIs or eve HIV, commence treatment immediately. If you are not sure of your partner status, you may not tell if they have STIs by just looking. Proper STI screening reveals the specific STI and STDs.

5. Use lubrication

Use water or silicon-based lube to reduce friction. Friction can cause irritation in your privates and also lead to breakage. To prevent wear and tear, Invest in lubricated condoms if you need to.

6. Find the cause and source of the leakage

In case of a sex mishap, always fill the defect condom pack with water and observe leakage spot from the condom. This unconventional experiment it might save you a ton of responsibilities and child support.

Uh oh… there is a condom leak!

If you notice semen outside the condom during or after sex, then there is a possibility of accidental pregnancy. This does not mean the condom broke. Instead, the base of the condom might be too big. However, if the condom is leaking from the top or middle, it could have a tear.

Causes of a condom breakage

Condom manufacturers invest lots of effort to perfect condom quality. Thus most condoms work very well when you use them right. However, if a condom breaks during intercourse, here are a few aspects to look into to make sure it does not happen again.

• The condom doesn’t fit

If the condom feels tough to get on or off, hard to roll down or feels uncomfortable, then the fitting is wrong. Repeated condom breakage means you are wearing a size too small or too big. This does not mean that a person requires a large condom. Just ensure you get a snug fit. A different type of standard or medium may work. Statistically, 30% of men require small condoms. Simply switch to a smaller condom to prevent the breakage in the future.

• Vaginal Tightness

The vaginal muscles are extra tight. Vaginal muscles are normally tight, hence need for lubrication (a lot of it) to prevent breakage.

• You and your partner don’t store condoms properly

Always store condoms in a cool dry place. Some people carry around what we call the "wishful thinking" condom. They are useful on a rainy day (when the opportunity to have sex arises). Wishful condoms are carried by cautious people who think that they may never have a condom when we need it.

The wallet is not a great place since it in a tight place for a couple of weeks. Additionally, common places like pockets, purse or car glove compartments are not safe places to store condoms. If you need to carry it around, get a pencil case or the box that came with it. The extra protection is needed. Alternatively, keep the condoms in the medicine cabinet or nightstand instead.

• Expiry Date

Most condoms have expiry dates printed on the wrappers. Check the expiry date and ensure the condoms are still in the prime time. If the condom is past the prime time, they could easily break.

• A room in the tip

You should never wear condoms as if you do socks . Never pull the condom all the way in until there is a tight snug at the tip. Rather, leave some bit of room in the tip, probably half an inch. This allows the ejaculate to collect and so that the condom can move around a bit. This makes sex feel more comfortable, too.

Now that we are wiser, we can appreciate that there is something else to doing the event the condom breaks.  We know this because we have read the above.

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