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.
Have yourself and your partner tested
It is always a good idea to have yourself checked for STDs at any time of the year. It is also best to test for possible STDs that may have been transmitted as a result of condom failure. Doing this will let you know if there are any infections so that treatment may commence at once.