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Introduction of Welfare Week Day 3: Condoms
Read on for a lovely condom fuelled note from our fantastic Sophie...
Myth of the day – Using two condoms is more effective than using just one.
No! Using two is actually more likely to make the condom break due to friction
Although College Welfare is not all about condoms and sexual health they are something that we are here to help with. Emergency condoms are available in each block and on the welfare door but these are intended for emergency use only! You can buy your condoms direct from the welfare team on an AMAZING OFFER of £2.50 for 18, absolute bargain! Just grab one of the welfare team or drop by the welfare room.
If you’ve never used a condom before don’t worry the more you use them the easier they become to handle and if used correctly have the benefit ofprotecting you from sexually transmitted diseases as well as unintended pregnancy. A condom is made from thin latex and worn on the penis to prevent sperm entering the vagina. If used correctly they can be highly effective.
Condoms come in a variety of styles and at welfare we stock Extra Safe, Elite and Pleasure Max, to make sure your condoms meet quality standards just check for the kite mark and CE stamp.
Check the expiration date on the condom and even if it is in date make sure there is still air in the condom packet by giving it a squeeze, this ensures it is still ok to use the condom.
·Take the condom out of the packet without tearing it
·If theres a teat on the condom use your thumb and forefinger to squeeze the air out of it and roll the condom down to the base of the penis
·If the condom wont roll down you’ve probably got it on the wrong way, if so throw it away DO NOT TRY PUTTING IT ON THE OTHER WAY ROUND as there will then be sperm on the outside of the condom
·Afterwards throw the condom away
If your not sure about it you can find instructions on how to use condoms in the emergency packets around college, these are located on the Welfare door, the landing in Holgate, on the first floor of Oswald East and Oswald West and the laundry room of Elvet!
For more information and details of how to use condoms follow the link to the NHS website and a short film about using condoms:
posted by meera malhotra @ Wed Oct 20 18:14:14 2010 Share on Facebook RSS Feed
Josh, Meera, and the Welfare Team xx