I am an uncircumcised man, and the first *several* times I had sex my condom fell off, because I didn't know how to put it on correctly. And I had practiced at home beforehand - I just didn't have enough or correct information. Fortunately for me I was very lucky, and no one got pregnant or caught any STDs.
I was very impressed to see that you do have a mention of how to put a condom on for an uncircumcised man in your article "Condom Basics: A User Manual". However, it only appears as an extra tip, and the main description and illustration assumes a circumcised penis. My understanding is that among men under 20 years old in the USA the majority are now uncircumcised. I strongly urge you to give equal treatment to putting on a condom for circumcised and uncircumcised men.
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is that something you might want to help with? If so, I'd be happy to go through things to add that you think might help together.
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I'm finally getting back to this topic. I am very encouraged that this is something that you are willing to consider. I've been thinking a little about how to go about this, and personally what I think is most helpful are the graphics, in addition to the descriptive text. Where did you get the graphics for how to put on a condom? Did you commission someone to draw them? Or get them from somewhere else? What I'd like to propose is to have another set of drawings created showing how to put a condom on an uncircumcised penis. If I could arrange to have photographs sent to you plus accompanying descriptive text, would you be able to get drawings made from them in the same style as the existing drawings?
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