Treat condoms gently and keep them out of the sun.
With latex condoms, never use lotions, baby oil, Vaseline®: or cold cream -- the oil in these products weakens the condom.
If you use a lubricant, use one made with water (such as K-Y®: jelly or glycerin).
Regular use of spermicidal lubricants should be avoided as they may cause skin irritation.
Put the condom on before the penis touches the vagina, mouth or anus.
How to Use a Male Condom
First, check the expiration date and for any obvious rips or tears in the packaging.
(Just as old rubberbands break easily, latex condoms become less elastic and more suseptible to breaking after their expiration date.)
Move the condom out of the way and tear open the packaging.
Hold the condom by the tip to squeeze out the air.
Leave some space at the tip to hold the ejaculate (cum).
Unroll the condom all the way over the erect penis.
If you put the condom on and start to unroll it the wrong way, don't flip it over and put it on again. Throw the condom out and start again with a new condom.
After sex, the man should hold the condom at the rim, face away from his partner, and pull out slowly while the penis is still hard.
Use a new condom if you want to have sex again or if moving from the anus to the vagina (preventing the spread of bacteria). Click to see illustrations: How to Put on a Condom
While using a condom may seem simple, it is important that you have the facts needed to ensure you are using a condom consistently and correctly. This fun, informative how-to video is another example to show you exactly how to "get it on" before you get it on.