Condoms are susceptible to drying out when exposed to sunlight and heat. Make sure to store any condoms in a cool, dry place, and keep them far from sharp objects.
Friction and tearing
Friction can cause the rubber of the condom to split or tear. Condoms can also be punctured or ripped by sharp objects or even by teeth. Handle them with care. Use of additional lubrication can actually reduce condom failure. Studies done have clearly shown that using additional lubricants with
condoms reduces the risk of breakage without increasing the risk of slippage
Using the wrong lubrication
Oil-based lubricants affect the latex in condoms, making them more susceptible to thinning and tearing. Use water-based lube, which does not damage the plastic, instead.
Wearing two condoms at the same time
As odd as this may seem, condom failure from wearing two condoms at the same time happens more than you think. Using one condom is enough; wearing two only increases the chance of condom failure. Do not use a male and female condom at the same time. Latex rubbing against another latex surface only creates friction and tears the material.
What happens when a condom breaks during sex?
Condoms act as protection against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). They also prevent unwanted pregnancies. When a condom breaks, STDs such as HIV, gonorrhea, and chlamydia may infect sexual partners. Bodily fluids such as semen, vaginal fluid, and blood may also travel across the barrier.
It is always advisable to buy quality condoms. However, even the most premium condom can still fall prey to condom failure.
What to do when condom failure happens
Now that we know the answer to the question “how could a condom fail?” let’s move on to what to do when it breaks. But how could a condom fail, you may ask again, even when you did your best to avoid all the aforementioned problems? Because even when you do your best to prevent condom accidents with the methods presented above, condom failure may still happen. When it does, make sure to do the following:
Wear a new condom
When a condom rips or tears during sex, the first thing to do is to discard the used condom and put on a new one. If you have ejaculated already, ensure that you pull out at once before the penis becomes flaccid, and make sure that there is no spillage.