We’ve all been there, and it might seem like a scary moment. But if the condom breaks, don’t panic – just follow these easy steps below.
The 6 steps to follow
Step 1: Stop what you’re doing
Step 2: Withdraw
Step 3: Take off the broken condom
Step 4: Put another condom on
Step 5: Carry on with the fun times
Step 6: Book an STI test as soon as you can and consider emergency contraception
Do I need an STI or pregnancy test?
Yep, you definitely do.
Since you’ve both been exposed to each other’s body fluids, it’s really important that you both get tested for STIs. Remember that STI testing is quick and easy and nothing to be worried about. It’s part and parcel of a healthy and confident sex life.
Book an STI test as soon as you can
It’s recommended that you get an STI test every 6-12 months, when you change partners, or if you show any symptoms. If you sleep with a lot of different people, you’ll need testing more regularly. More sex = more testing. Makes sense, right?
If the condom breaks you may need emergency contraception
If you’re worried about unplanned pregnancy, the Emergency Contraceptive Pill or ‘Morning After Pill’ is available over the counter at pharmacies.