Imagine spending the night with your partner. Having a lovely dinner, a stimulating conversation that is almost like foreplay for what is to come next and finally, moving on to the much-awaited ‘dessert’ for the night.
The vibe is set, things haven’t felt steamier and you’re both very much into each other before you get into each other.
You do everything right, from making the right moves to saying the right things to even using the right protection. Things seemed to go just perfect, however, only up until you pull out at the end of the act and realise that the condom broke.
And just like that, your dream turns into a living nightmare.
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As frightening as it may sound, it happens and all too often than advertised. You could be doing everything by the book, but there would still be a few things done mindlessly that would increase the chances of your condom breaking.
And since some may say it is scarier than heartbreak, here are 5 reasons to keep in mind that will put your condom at the risk of breaking:1. When It’s Not The Right Size
‘Size doesn’t matter’, is a theory we’re all here for and even familiar with. But when it's about choosing the size of your condom, boy does it matter and how.
Be sure to never under/overestimate your size while buying a condom, because using a size larger may risk it slipping out and a smaller one may risk tearing through.2. When There Is Too Much Friction
The explanation of this point is twofold.
Not only is the friction a pretty telling sign of how the woman isn’t ready for penetrative sex, because God knows it hurts, but also, it is unsafe for the man because it runs the risk of breaking the condom.
Not the wear and tear you’d like to have during sex!3. When You’re Using The Wrong Lubricant
Oil-based lubricants have a reputation of causing the rubber in the condoms to weaken, leading to an imminent tear.
Hence, it is always advised to use water-based lubricants for best results and reduced risk.4. When You Don’t Store It Right
Keeping it in your wallet is a safe bet for most guys, depending on the spontaneity of your sexual endeavours.
But, when your wallet is kept in a warm place, possibly under the sun, for too long, it might compromise the quality of your condom.
The best place to store your condoms is in a cool place, lest you’d want to lose your cool over a mishap!5. When It’s Past Its Expiry Date
As it so happens many times, the condom you carry, in hopes of getting lucky, gets used much later than anticipated.
And when the time finally comes, it’s possible that it may have run past its expiry date, almost rendering itself useless. Therefore, it is always advised to check the date before you put it on.