April 24, 2007

Students ignorant about condoms. Right. Get this:

… more than one in 10 of the 2,200 who took part in the survey did not know how to put a condom on correctly.

Perhaps I’m missing something here, but would somebody care to explain the incorrect way of putting a condom on? It’s fairly simple. You make sure you’re pointing the condom the correct way, and you roll the damn thing over your erect penis. Where’s the confusion?

The biggest misuse of condoms is surely people slipping them on directly prior to penetration, thus allowing plenty of scope for HIV transmission via precum, amongst other diseases (note, that it’s probably not possible to get pregnant from precum). Another misuse is when people “forget” to put them on at all.

But I’m confused how 10% of the voluntary participants in this study (who you’d assume were experienced or rapidly gaining experience in the sack) didn’t know how to put a condom on correctly.

Could somebody please enlighten me?