Follow these guidelines Use a new condom for every act of intercourse. If the penis is uncircumcised, pull the foreskin back before putting the condom on. Put the condom on after the penis is erect (hard) and before any contact is made between the penis and any part of the partner's body. If the condom does not have a reservoir tip, pinch the tip enough to leave a half-inch space for semen to collect. While pinching the half-inch tip, place the condom against the penis and unroll it all the way to the base. Put more spermicide or lubricant on the outside. If you feel a condom break while you are having sex, stop immediately and pull out. Do not continue until you have put on a new condom. After ejaculation and before the penis gets soft, grip the rim of the condom and carefully withdraw from your partner. To remove the condom from the penis, pull it off gently, being careful semen doesn't spill out. Wrap the used condom in a tissue and throw it in the trash where others won't handle it. Because condoms may cause problems in sewers, don't flush them down the toilet. Afterwards, wash your hands with soap and water. Finally, beware of drugs and alcohol! They can affect your judgement, so you may forget to use a condom. They may even affect your ability to use a condom properly. How can I get the most protection from condoms? Choose the right kind of condoms to prevent disease. Store them properly. Remember to use a new condom every time you have sex. Use the condom the right way, from start to finish.