Safe Sex Etiquette For Singles

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8 condom commandments to abide by.

3. Make sure he pulls the condom out properly after sex to prevent spillage. Yes, you need to be aware of this as well. Help the fellow out. And you can't flush that bad boy down the toilet. Wrap it up in tissue, and put it in the trash.

4. If a condom breaks, both partners should wash themselves with soap and water. If the breakage is discovered after ejaculation, having a separate spermicide handy to apply may help. Go to the doctor as soon as possible for emergency contraception and/or STD testing. The Frisky: 7 Condoms Stronger Than The Rest

 

5. Always use a condom with one-night stands, hookups, or people you are dating non-exclusively. Even if you are on birth control. This is non-negotiable. Don't get carried away in the moment. Remember the anxiety and stress you may feel in the coming days. It's not worth it. Even if a man promises not to come inside you, tell him: "No, you won't do anything inside of me."

6. If you are dating someone exclusively or you're in a long-term relationship, get tested together after three months, and then make a mutual decision about birth control.

7. You can never be too careful. Many women have expressed regret over not using a condom even while in a committed relationship after they found out their partner cheated.

8. Insert (no pun intended) your own rules here. The Frisky: Do You Or Would You Use A Female Condom?

What are your rules for condom etiquette? How have you handled awkward condom situations?

Written by Ami Angelowicz for The Frisky

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