Should you need urgent health advice please contact your GP or call NHS 111. In an emergency please visit A&E or call 999
Sometimes condoms can split or come off during sex if they have been used incorrectly. It’s important to seek medical advice if this happens to discuss your options. If you’re not using other contraceptives, you may be at risk of pregnancy and you should get yourself tested for STI.
If you have recently had unprotected sex, you may need emergency contraception. Seek advice straight away from your pharmacy, GP or local sexual health clinic.
Have a look at 7 Things to check before using a condom
FUN FACT: A monster munch rubbed on a condom can cause the condom to start to break
FUN FACT: The first known documentation of the ‘condom’ was that of King Minos of Crete. The bladder of a goat was used to protect his partners from his semen
FUN FACT: A condom can hold over 4 litres of water, but don’t worry though as the average male ejaculates around a teaspoon of semen
FUN FACT: Two condoms will cause friction, resulting in the the condoms splitting and sperm leaking out
FUN FACT: A condom can stretch to 18 inches around, so there is no need to worry about your penis suffering from a lack of circulation
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