a) You go for it, and despite a bit of fumbling about you have an ok time, you wonder now if what your mate told you about ‘not getting pregnant first time’ is right after all.
b) You go for it, fumble about quite a lot, wrestle with a condom, have a bit of a laugh but get there and now you’re thinking ‘next time I want to try it this way’
c) You go for it, and both of you realise you’re really not sure what you’re doing and decide to have bit of fun looking into what it is you should do. Computers ahoy!
You have the partner of your dreams right there with you, in the flesh! For real!
You’ve talked about it and you both think
the time is right for you do IT!
What happens next?
If your answer was b)
You’re well on your way to top marks in this Condom Masterclass. You probably already know that taking that little bit of extra time meant not having to take loads of time afterwards hunting down EHC.
This has left you free to keep practising and really having your mind on you and your partner’s enjoyment. You might want to consider getting another form of contraception to increase your peace of mind and concentration on your technique! Good thinking, and no worries!
If your answer was a)
Oops you need emergency contraception and soon, within 72 hours of having sex. It’s a bit of a shame that what could have been a really nice experience for you both has ended up being just ok plus a lot of running about to sort things out.
Condoms don’t just mean protection from pregnancy and STIs they let you forget about negative things associated with sex and let you concentrate on having fun, getting to know your partner properly and can even prolong experience. Think of the reputation that would get you eh? Even if that is just shared with your partner it’s still a great ego boost!
If your answer was c)
Well done - you are planning ahead properly and getting your head around sex is just as important as knowing what bits go where. You might want to try reading up some of the websites below and also you can talk to Choices about your contraception. For lads who are a bit nervous at first this is really understandable.
You can help this by practising on your own with condoms so that when you do get back to it things are less stressful for you. Remember condoms help you focus on enjoying yourself rather than worrying about anything going wrong.
Some Condom Tips
Get a wide range of condoms and try them out on your own to find the fit and feel you like the best.
Lubricant feels really nice with them too and like condoms there are flavours available.
You could have a laugh with you partner trying different condoms on for size and getting them to help.
Having other contraception takes even more stress away from the situation. But remember only a condom protects you and your partner against STIs.
Remember when you are young erections happen lots of times when you don’t want them and sometimes not when you do. The more relaxed you are the more likely you are to get going when you are ready. If you get used to condoms from the before you start having sex its one less thing to worry about and in fact they might make you feel more like it by association!
Condoms should be used for oral sex as well. Condoms can actually make the person performing oral sex happier and more into it if they are not worried about what happens at the end! Also the person receiving it can lie back, relax, and not worry about having to tell their partner if they think they are going to come.
Remember there are female condoms to experiment with also.
If you'd like even more info on condom know how, then the Avert Website and the RU thinking website offer more information, alternatively why not play our very own rubberlover game? and remember you can get free condoms any of the Choices services.