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How to Put On a Condom with Foreskin

By Co-authors

July, 2016

If you or your partner has an uncircumcised penis, you may encounter occasional difficulties with putting on a condom. To practice safe sex with someone who is uncircumcised, it's important that you learn how to put on a condom the right way to help prevent the transmission of STDs and pregnancy. It can be a little awkward, so a sense of humour helps.

Part 1 - Preparing to Put on the Condom

Step 1

Wait until the penis has become fully erect. Just as with someone who is circumcised, you should always wait until the penis is fully erect and ready for sexual activity before attempting to put on the condom. If you try to put a condom on a non-erect penis, it can result in the condom sliding up, down, or off the penis.[1]

Step 2

Add a drop of lube. Place a small drop of water-based lube on the inside of the condom in the reservoir tip before you unroll it. Water-based lubricant can make it easier for you or your partner to roll the condom onto the penis. It can also increase the sensations he feels during sex.[2]

Step 3

Pull back the foreskin. Before you put the condom on, gently pull back the foreskin. Pull it back until the head of the penis is fully exposed. Remember this is a very sensitive area, so be extra gentle.[4] Pulling back the foreskin will make it easier for you to get the condom on properly.

Part 2 - Putting on the Condom

Step 1

Pinch the reservoir tip of the condom. When you have rolled the foreskin right down the head of the penis it will, in most instances, remain retracted without you having hold it. Once the foreskin is secure below the head you will have both hands free and are ready to put the condom on.

Step 2

Know what to do if the foreskin doesn't roll down. For some men the foreskin is too tight on the head of the penis to be able to roll all the way down the head. Men who are unable to roll the foreskin down may have a condition known as Phimosis. This in itself is nothing to worry about, and if you cannot roll down the foreskin, then you should just roll the condom down your penis and not worry about rolling down the foreskin.

Step 3

Roll the condom down his penis. As you pinch the tip of the condom with one hand, use the other hand to roll the condom down to the base of the penis. Your foreskin should remain retracted while you are unrolling the condom.[7] You will be able to release the end of the condom you are pinching as you roll it down the penis.

Step 4

Push the foreskin gently back toward the tip of the penis. Once you have rolled the condom down to the base of the penis you can ease the foreskin back over the head. Hold onto the base of the condom with one hand, to prevent the condom from sliding off, and gently push the foreskin back up towards the head of the penis.

Tips

Sources and Citations

  1. http://www.womenshealthmag.com/sex-and-love/is-his-uncircumcised-penis-dangerous
  2. http://goaskalice.columbia.edu/answered-questions/putting-condom-penis-foreskin
  3. http://www.womenshealthmag.com/sex-and-relationships/is-his-uncircumcised-penis-dangerous
  4. http://learn.condomdepot.com/2014/02/27/condoms-and-uncircumcised-penises/
  5. http://learn.condomdepot.com/2014/02/27/condoms-and-uncircumcised-penises/
  6. http://goaskalice.columbia.edu/answered-questions/condoms-and-headstrong-foreskin
  7. http://learn.condomdepot.com/2014/02/27/condoms-and-uncircumcised-penises/
  8. http://goaskalice.columbia.edu/putting-condom-penis-foreskin

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