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Do Guys Have To Change Condoms Each Time They Ejaculate?

Published: 08 November 2009
Dear TeenHealthFX,
Do guys have to change the condom every time they ejaculate?
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Dear Do Guys Have To Change Condoms Each Time They Ejaculate?,

 

Condoms should never be reused. It is recommended that a new condom be used for each act of intercourse, and that new condoms be used if you are changing between oral, anal, and vaginal intercourse.  

If you ejaculate, continue to maintain an erection, and would like to continue with intercourse, then hold the rim of the condom against the base of your penis to prevent the condom from leaking and slipping off.

Medical experts also recommend the following:

·         Keeping the condom on the penis until after intercourse or ejaculation

·         Pulling out the penis while the penis is still hard. Once the penis begins to lose its erection, fluids can leak out of the condom and the condom can more easily slip off.

·         Pulling out soon after ejaculation, as most men quickly lose their erection following ejaculation.

For more information on safe condom usage, speak to a medical care professional. You can also read our question/answers to Using Condoms Correctly and Where Can I Get Condoms?

If you don't have a doctor and live in northern New Jersey, you can call the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health at 973-971-6475 for an appointment or contact your local teen health center or Planned Parenthood. You can also contact your insurance company for a list of in-network providers.

Signed: TeenHealthFX

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