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This article may contain information on medical procedures that are not recommended or endorsed by Catholic Health Partners. Promotion of this topic is prohibited by the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Services. In the Ethical and Religious Directives, Catholic health institutions are prohibited from condoning contraceptive practices. Married couples should be given information about natural family planning as well as the church’s teachings on responsible parenthood. The information in this article is designed for educational purposes only. It is not provided as a professional service or as medical advice for specific patients.

Condom application - series

Condoms are made of latex rubber, polyurethane or lamb intestines. One of the benefits of condoms is the ability to block sexually transmitted diseases.



Procedure, part 1

Place the condom on the head of the erect penis with the rolled up ring facing away from the penis.



Procedure, part 2

Roll the condom onto the penis while holding the tip of the condom. Most condoms are prelubricated. Avoid using petroleum jelly, lotions or oils, which can weaken the condom, possibly causing it to break or tear.



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