If you start to put a condom on the wrong way and stop to correct your mistake, you need to throw it out and grab a new one.

If the side of the condom that’s going inside someone else has touched your skin, then you’re no longer using it “perfectly” and its effectiveness just dropped by almost 20%!

Also, if you don’t pinch the tip to remove the vacuum, use the right lubricant, or roll it down properly, you’re also not using it perfectly.

Make sure you check out our Condom method page for the full instructions on how to use a condom perfectly.