A cracked condom is a real problem. What to do if a condom breaks? How to behave when it happens?
A broken condom is a serious problem – it can mean you are at risk of becoming pregnant and of contracting sexually transmitted diseases.
What to do when a condom breaks?
First of all, stay calm. Intercourse should be discontinued and the man carefully withdrawn from the woman’s vagina. The day of the woman’s cycle is irrelevant – if a couple does not want to have a baby, go to the gynecologist for advice. A visit is also advisable if you have not ejaculated – the secreted pre-ejaculate also contains active sperm that can fertilize the woman.
Condoms are not a 100% prevention of pregnancy – the Pearl Index is 97% effective, but improper use reduces protection to 86%.
Remember to check for STDs that you may have contracted during sex 14 days after a condom breaks.
What to do if a condom breaks during oral intercourse?
It is recommended to stop intercourse and rinse your mouth with water. It is not recommended to brush your teeth as it may irritate or cause wounds, which is a great pathway to infection.
What to do if a condom breaks during anal intercourse?
Do not rinse the anus or rinse it, as this can cause abrasions and wounds, which will only facilitate infection. It is best to “push out” the semen by pressing against the stools.
Why did the condom break?
There can be many reasons for a condom to break. First of all, it may be old, it could also be stored at too high a temperature, carrying it in a wallet, prolonged pressure on the condom (during storage), moistening the condom with an oil-based lubricant, too dry vagina. A badly matched condom to the size of the penis is also responsible for breaking or sliding off a condom.
How can I prevent a condom from breaking?
Remember that condoms also have an expiration date. They should be stored in the original packaging, worn on the penis when fully erected, in the case of vaginal dryness or anal intercourse, you must use lubricants intended for intimate close-ups. Also, be careful not to damage the condoms with a ring or fingernails.