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It’s not just if you use a condom, its how you use a condom.

Posted on January 10th, 2011 by Dr. Mustanski in Research Blog, Sexual Health, Video, Youth Blog. 2 comments

We just published result of a study showing 95% of young men who have sex with men (MSM) make errors when using condoms. So what were some of the most common errors made by young MSM? 59% did not squeeze air out of the condom, 42% used an oil-based lube, and 25% started having sex before they put on the condom.  These kinds of errors increased condom breakage and slippage. In other words, if you don’t use condoms correctly they don’t work as well to protect you from HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. When used correctly condoms are very effective at preventing HIV.

We created a video to show you how to use a condom the right way, starring our own Steve Du Bois, MA. Help us spread the word about how to use condoms the right way by clicking share on facebook (upper right corner of this post) and by “liking” the video on YouTube.

**Update** So many of you asked us questions about lube as well so we created a video about lube too.  Check it out.

Read the article here:  DuBois, S. N., Emerson, E., & Mustanski, B. (2010). Condom-Related Problems Among a Racially Diverse Sample of Young Men Who Have Sex with Men. AIDS and Behavior.

Please note:  Any statistical data cited in our videos is accurate at the time of publishing.

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