How do you put on a condom if I have an uncircumcised penis? Do I have to pull my foreskin back? Does it have to be over the testicles also?

Most uncircumcised men pull their foreskin back when putting on a condom, but it’s a matter of personal preference.

A condom does not cover the testicles β€” just the penis. With a little practice, condoms are very easy to use.

Here are some tips for putting on a condom:

  • Use a condom only once. Use a fresh one for each erection (“hard-on”). Have a good supply on hand.
  • Condoms usually come rolled into a ring shape. They are individually sealed in aluminum foil or plastic. Be careful β€” don’t tear the condom while unwrapping it. If it is torn, brittle, stiff, or sticky, throw it away and use another.
  • Put a drop or two of lubricant inside the condom.
  • Place the rolled condom over the tip of your hard penis.
  • Leave a half-inch space at the tip to collect semen.
  • Pinch the air out of the tip with one hand while placing it on your penis.
  • Unroll the condom over your penis with the other hand.
  • Roll it all the way down to the base of your penis.
  • Smooth out any air bubbles. (Friction against air bubbles can cause condom breaks.)
  • Lubricate the outside of the condom.
  • Here are some tips for taking off a condom:

  • Pull out before your penis softens.
  • Don’t spill the semen β€” hold the condom against the base of your penis while you pull out.
  • Throw the condom away.
  • Wash your penis with soap and water before having sex again.
  • It’s best if both you and your partner know how to put on and use a condom. It will make using a condom easier and more pleasurable and will make the condom more effective. To learn without feeling pressured or embarrassed, practice putting on and taking off a condom on a penis or a penis-shaped object like a ketchup bottle, banana, cucumber, or squash.