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LollySocks
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Do you have any articles or advice on how to put a condom on an intact (natural/uncircumcised) penis CORRECTLY? I have heard the foreskin should be pulled back away from the head first, but also that it is better to pull the foreskin all the way forward to the head and THEN put the condom on. I am on the pill, but would like to use condoms sometimes too, if for no other reason than to avoid the mess. Haha thanks!

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Kachina
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The foreskin should be gently pushed back - only to the point where it's comfortable - while putting the condom on. When the condom is unrolled about 1/3 of the way, with one hand pull the foreskin with the unrolled part of the condom upward while with the other hand you unroll the condom to the base of the penis. That way, the condom will allow the foreskin to move as it should.

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Even while on the pill it's good to use condoms as they offer STI protection, which the pill doesn't, as well as backup pregnancy prevention. But in order for that to work, you need to use it every time, not just sometimes.

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Jill2000Plus
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Can I just ask, is it really necessary to pull the foreskin back? My boyfriend really hates having his glans exposed (unless he's in the shower), so we just put the condom on without pulling his foreskin back, we haven't had any problems with condoms coming off due to this or anything like that, and there was only one time that he had any pain during intercourse, when the glans became exposed a bit, so we just stopped that time.

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Heather
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My understanding is that those instructions are about comfort and what's most likely to allow the foreskin to move, which is usually a big issue with pleasure and comfort.

So, if what is most comfortable for your partner is the way he puts on a condom, and clearly it's not an issue with the condoms working properly, I don't see any cause for concern or need for change.

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Jill2000Plus
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Ok, thanks Heather. I actually put the condom on, but I asked him what he wanted me to do before the first time, we talked about it and we agreed that if he gets pain from having the glans exposed it's better to not pull the foreskin back when we put it on. His dislike of having his glans exposed is still apparent so we haven't changed the way we put it on as he's happy with it and I'm happy with it.

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