In order for contraceptives to be effective, you must know the proper use of contraceptives. In this article, we are going to look at the two most common contraceptives and how to use them.
Use of Contraceptives - Male Condom
The male condom is one of the most popular types of contraceptives and you might be surprised at how many people do not know the proper use of this contraceptive. To use a condom correctly the penis must be erect - putting a condom on a non-erect penis increases the chances of the condom tearing or falling off. Open the package and remove the condom (do not unroll it) once the penis is erect and ready for intercourse slide the condom over the tip of the penis and unroll it. The tip of the condom will catch the sperm and prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.
Use of Contraceptives - Birth Control Pills
Birth control pills or oral contraceptives are also one of the most popular types of birth control. It seems easy enough to pop a pill once a day and go on your merry way and it is if you remember. It is sometimes difficult to remember to take an oral contraceptive at the same time everyday especially when you first start taking them. If you have, an alarm option on your cell phone then set it everyday for the time you take your pill. Make sure you have your pills with you whenever you go out many women keep their birth control pills in their purse because most women take their purses everywhere they go. If you miss a pill, take it as soon as you remember.
Use of Contraceptives
It may seem silly to some people that instructions on the use of contraceptives is necessary but not everyone is experienced using a condom or taking birth control pills so if instructions is what is needed to prevent pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases then instructions it is!