Whether you’re circumcised or uncircumcised, using a condom for protection and safety doesn’t have to be complicated.
For those of you who don’t know, circumcision is the surgical act of removing the foreskin from the penis. This can be done during infancy or it can be performed on adult males. In some societies, it is a right of passage into manhood.
Evidence suggests circumcision has been been a religious and cultural practice since the days of ancient Egypt. However, statistics indicate only one third of the current world’s male population are circumcised. Whether you have an uncircumcised penis or if you are likely to encounter a partner who has one, it is imperative to know the best ways to go about putting a condom onto an uncircumcised penis, in order to be as safe as possible.
As mentioned briefly in this article about foreskin, putting on a condom can be a bit comical and complicated when it comes to uncircumcised penises. As with circumcised men, remember that personal lubricants are your friend when it comes to condoms. A drop on the inside will greatly assist you and your partner in the application process.
Condom Tips for Uncircumcised Penises:
- While fully erect, pull back the foreskin so the head is fully exposed.
- Use a personal lubricant on the tip before condom application.
- Pinch the tip of the condom to prevent an air bubble from forming.
- Keep foreskin retracted from head while unrolling condom, to keep it from “slingshotting” off when the foreskin moves forward.
- Remember to laugh and stay lighthearted if it takes a few tries.
Before Skin-to-Skin, Cover Your Foreskin!
Another great way to enjoy protected sex with an uncircumcised penis is to use a condom with a larger tip or head. Generally, these condoms are labeled as “extra head room,” condoms or are referred to as “lightbulb,” condoms, due to their uniquely contoured shape.
Beware though, because a lot of contoured condoms, such as this one, are specially designed for circumcised men. We suggest trying some of these Condom Depot favorites instead of spending money and taking a gamble on whether or not a condom will fit you properly.