Why Do Condoms Break?

Condoms Break

Anyone who has been there knows that when a condom breaks, it not only puts the brakes on your sexual pleasure, it can also be very worrying from a safety point of view. When used right, condoms are a very effective way to stop pregnancy. 

There are several reasons why your condom may have broken pre- or mid-sex. But, to get an understanding of how to help prevent breakages, we first to need to look at why condoms break in the first place.

So, what exactly can go wrong? What can cause those unfortunate splits and tears? Here is what you need to know about why condoms break.

  • Different types of condoms

Condoms are usually designed for either men or women, i.e., external or internal use. External condoms are the kind of condoms that cover the penis. They are often called “male condoms.” They can be made from latex, plastic, and lambskin. The most commonly ones found in india are made of latex. Internal condoms or “female condoms” on the other hand are meant to inserted and  used in the vaginal canal. Another type of condoms usually found in the market are dental dams. these are mainly used for oral pleasure, as opposed to penetration.

Condoms can be made of many different materials, including, but not limited to:

• Latex.

The condom most people use is made of latex.this is the most widely used material in India. Brands like Skore condoms use Natural Rubber Latex.

• Plastic (synthetic rubber).

Condoms made of latex break less often than condoms made of plastic rubber.

• Animal skin.

These condoms are made of natural materials like lambskin. When preventing HIV and STIs, biological membrane condoms are not as good. Because they have small holes, they aren’t as good at keeping infections away.

• Nitrile.

Condoms for women are often made from nitrile, a type of synthetic latex. 

How to Tell If a Condom Is Broken

When stores or used correctly, condoms are quite durable and last for a long time. Still, mistakes can happen even when the right condoms are used. If you have any reason to think that yours has broken, don’t do anything sexual.

If you notice any of the following, your condom may be broken:

  • When the condom is taken out of the penis, there is a tear in it.
  • Broken and slipped condoms are the same in terms of how well they work.

How to Fix a condom issue

If the condom breaks and there is a high risk of infection, think about the following:

  1. If you have anal or vaginal sex, use your anal or vaginal muscles to push out all the sperm.
  2. Don’t douche in a way that causes tiny tears in your vagina or anus. 
  3. If the condom breaks during oral sex, don’t brush or floss so you don’t get minor cuts in your mouth. Immediately rinse your mouth and spit with water. Use a mouthwash that can kill germs, to be doubly safe.

If the condom breaks, you might worry that you’re pregnant. Take an emergency pill to stop yourself from getting pregnant (morning after pill). Most of the time, the pill will keep working for up to five days after you have had sexual activity. Emergency medicines work best when they are taken as soon as possible. But make sure you do not do this without speaking to your doctor and don’t use the morning after pill instead of other, safer forms of contraception. 

What causes condoms to break?

There are a few ways you could break your condom:

Not using the condom right.

The condom should be easy to roll down.. Try to squeeze the tip of the condom as you roll it. This helps make room for ejaculation to be collected and stops any air bubbles from forming in the condom

Lack of Lubrication

It’s easy to use lube with condoms — just rub lube on the outside of the condom after you put it on. You can also add a few drops of lube inside the tip of the condom or on the penis before you roll the condom on. And you can put lube directly on a vulva and/or anus too. There’s no right or wrong amount — whatever feels good works.

Water-based or silicone lube are always safe to use with any kind of condom. Don’t use anything that has oil in it, like lotion, vaseline, or oil-based lubes with latex condoms. Oil can damage latex condoms and make them break.

The Condom has expired

The average shelf life of a condom is three to five years, depending on the manufacturer and how it’s stored. make sure you check the expiration date on the condom pack before you buy or use a condom.

We know it is the last thing you want to think about in the heat of the moment, but expiration dates are there for a reason. You would not eat an out-of-date meal so why put your future and health in the hands of an out-of-date condom?

Skore condoms tend to have a shelf life of 3 years dependent on the material of the condom. Once the condom reaches its expiry date, it won’t be as effective. Want to know more about condom expiration dates?  visit www.skorecondoms.com 

The Condom has not Stored properly

The durability of a condom can be hurt by direct sunlight, heat, and friction. Don’t keep condoms in your wallet or your car’s glove compartment for a long time. Some materials could break in certain places because of friction and heat. Keep your condoms in a cool, dark place out of the sun.

Used two condoms at the same time.

“Doing the double” is another name for it. If two or more condoms are used simultaneously, they might break.

Using the wrong size Condom.

Even though condom sizes can differ, the standard size works well for most people. If the wrong size condom is used. Also, it may be the wrong size if it feels too tight or loose on your penis or the penis of your partner.

Opening the condom in the wrong way.

You shouldn’t use a knife or teeth to open a condom package. If you make a mistake and nick the condom, you might break it. Use your fingers to tear the wrap safely.

Use these tips to keep your condom from breaking.

Most of the time, condoms don’t have to break. If you follow these tips, you can avoid breaking a condom:

  • Check the expire date on the condom before you use it.
  • Be careful not to tear or pierce the condoms when you take them out of their packages.
  • Make sure you know which way a condom rolls before you use it.
  • Make sure you are using the proper lubricant for the job.
  • Make sure the size is right. Try on different brands and sizes until you find the right one.
  • Keep condoms correctly (away from direct sunlight and heat). Check the condom package for information on how to store it.