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  • #106548
    ekoorb9
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    I just wondered if anyone had any advice for putting on a condom without messing it up? Who should put it on? The person wearing it or the partner? Any tricks so that it’s not inside out, or takes so long it ruins the moment? 

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    #112466
    MintMilanoMintMilano
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    I have some friends who can put it on (another person, not themselves) with their mouths… a surefire way to make the process more exciting, but definitely a technique that requires a bit of practice! 

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    #112467
    ekoorb9
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    I’ve heard about that @MintMilano….what a skill! And yep, would definitely make it more exciting. Not sure I’d be any good though  😀 😀

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    #112468
    HoneyPot
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    I think it makes sense for the person wearing it to be the one to put it on, but sometimes I’ve been like …Um that isn’t right… You’re umm.. doing that wrong.. And oh. Ah. Yeah you’ve broken it. Smooth.
    It’s hard when so much sex happens in the dark hey?! I think it’s good to know that if you have to really force it on, it’s probably inside out or too small. 

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    #112469
    HappyHooHah
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    I’m keen to hear some responses for this as I’ve been in a relationship for a while that has recently ended…
    Hit me with your sexy ideas!  B)

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    #112470
    teatea
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    Okay so to be 100% honest with you all, I’ve never ever put one on someone. I know how, but like I’m scared to? I’ve luckily always had my partner do it themselves anyway, but I’m dreading having to put one on myself! Does anyone have any tips for getting past this anxiety? 

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    #112471
    Aunt_FloAunt_Flo
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    I’ve never really had a set rule of who puts it on – it’s usually whoever was nearest to the condoms at the time. I’ve found that looking excited (sex eyes count!) and dirty/flirtatious talking can help pass the awkwardness if you’re putting in on your partner.

    @tea I actually watched a video on how to put them on before I started! Like, a really basic sex-ed style one. It actually helped a surprising amount and made me feel confident in doing so.

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    #112472
    peachy
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    @tea me too! I always just think they’ve got the parts, so they’re the expert haha! I’d love to learn how to put it on someone else because I imagine it could be kind of sexy! So I’d appreciate the tips too! 

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    #112473
    ekoorb9
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    @tea I reckon videos should help – even old-school sex ed ones like @Aunt_Flo says. I reckon talking to your partner about it too, to say that you want to put it on occasionally.

    Although my preference is definitely the other person putting it on I have done it myself too. It’s not that difficult as long as you remember to check that it’s the right way round first! 

    This article is quite interesting from Buzzfeed and there’s also a How To Put a Condom On article on the Play Safe site too.

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    #112474
    stephaniaaaahstephaniaaaah
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    @peachy I definitely think that you can make putting a condom on sexy – like @Aunt_Flo suggested.  I also thinks that you can use the opportunity to kiss and touch each other – you don’t have to stop and drop everything to put a condom on, and there is no need to rush it! 

    @tea take your time to practice, and practice on a sex toy or anything phallic shaped.  @ekoorb9 has the hot tip – check that it is around the right way first!! 

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    #112475
    MintMilanoMintMilano
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    @stephaniaaaah your point about not rushing it is SO important, I think. A seamless, non-noticble condom application is a myth spawned from porn. there doesn’t have to be anything unsexy about it except for the nervousness that you might be ruining the moment, which probably turns into a self-fulfilling prophecy. open the condom. kiss a little more. give them a little massage while they’re checking its the right way around before putting it on, not to rush them, but to keep up the mood and the chemistry. feeling rushed or under pressure is the best way to kill a boner, for sure. 

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    #112476
    ekoorb9
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    @MintMilano @stephaniaaaah “A seamless, non-noticeable condom application is a myth spawned from porn.” Exactly!!!! But, the more you do it, the easier it gets 

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    #112477
    teatea
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    @ekoorb9 @stephaniaaaah thank you so so much for the advice!! I’m definitely going to practice with some toys I have at home! :smiley:

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    #120108
    Kerrshay
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    This is extremely relevant and important information. You need to know how to put on a condom.

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    #120121
    stephaniaaaahstephaniaaaah
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    @kerrshay definitely! It does take practice, and building confidence takes time (for me it was learning how to unroll it the right way)

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