Have you ever had a con dom break on you during se x? It’s terrifying. The good news is that it is avoidable in the future, as long as you learned why it happened. Co ndom bursting, tearing, breaking, ripping can because by a number of things…
Sometimes, con dom fail to give the protection they are worn for – mostly due to the fault of the user.
Most often than not, it is as a result of improper use (wearing) of the co ndom and , like Wha’anda has severally said, a condom is 98% effective if used well and 0% effective if wrongly used.
It can be terrifying sometimes to find that the co ndom you are wearing is br oken and your se xual safety has been compromised, with possible pregnan cy and/or s exually trans mitted diseases (ST Ds).
Co ndom bursting, tearing, breaking, ripping can because by a number of things:
- Expired/wrongly stored – an expired con dom or one that was stored in extreme temperatures, left in wallets and places where pressure is applied to it. It weakens and might tear
- Air bubble in the con dom – if you allow air bubble to remain when wearing the co ndom, you might have a pressure point that will lead to a tear when thrusting
- Too tight – if the cond om is too tight, it could tear during s ex
- Not lubricated – the con dom’s material became dry and hot because not enough additional lubricant was added;
- Oil-based lube – if you use improvised oil-based lubricant like Vaseline or other petroleum jelly, you could weaken the con dom leading to a leak/tear
- Wrongly opened – if you opened condom with your teeth, scissors, or a knife you can compromise the integrity and rip it. when you attempt s ex, it is likely to tear further
- Hairy vag inal/Pen is area – during s ex involving hairy pu bic region, there is the possibility that hair strands are pushed in and the continuous friction can tear the co ndom
- Newly shaved va gina – hair on a newly shaved va gina is prickly and sharp. It can tear the cond om at the slightest contact
- Lack of space at the tip of a con dom – when wearing a cond om, you need to leave a little space at the tip. If this is not done, it could tear, especially during eja culation