I recently had sex with a guy who I was seeing and we used a condom the entire time. I was half-watching him put the condom on, and was not sure if he squeezed the top of it when he was unrolling it (the condom had a reservoir teat). After he ejaculated, he shortly afterwards (but not immediately afterwards) withdrew from me. The condom did not slip off inside me or break, and when he withdrew, I could see there was quite a bit of semen inside the teat, and looked like some was down the shaft.
After having read your condom guide, I'm now worried we may not have used the condom properly since I'm not sure he squeezed the air out of it. However, since the condom didn't break or slip off, does that mean that it still as effective at preventing STDs (I'm on the pill so am not worried about pregnancy)? Or is it possible that the semen may have leaked out of the condom? I didn't notice anything at the time, but now I'm feeling worried.
Hi jacob. But How do you know if it leaked if the condom is still on and snug at base? There's usually fluid on the outside because of female fluids so how do we know? Thanks.
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Condoms are designed to securely hold all the fluid and not to leak, so you can have every reasonable expectation that it did not leak.
The issue with someone not pinching the air out is that when someone ejaculates in a condom, if there isn't enough room in the condom for the ejaculate, the extra pressure might cause a condom to break. You know that didn't happen, so you can know that it was fine.
As you can expect the condom to have been effective, you don't need to have a particular concern about having contracted an STI from this. Although barrier usage is very effective at protecting from most STIs, it's not an absolute guarantee, and therefore as a general measure it's wise to get routine STI testing: once a year, or whenever you have a new partner.
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