Condom use

Know-how: the right way to use a condom

Ritex condoms are medical devices intended for the use in vaginal intercourse as a method of contraception and localised protection against sexually transmitted infection.

1. Open the package

Tear open the individual container carefully from the serrated edge. Please note that for example fingernails, jewellery or piercings of the private parts can damage the condom. If the individual container is obviously damaged, please discard that condom and use a new one from an undamaged wrapper.

2. Roll the condom on

Before there is any contact between the penis and your partners body, pull the foreskin back completely, place the condom with the roll on the outside on the glans of the erect penis, squeeze the teat using your thumb and forefinger and roll the condom all the way down.

3. After the climax

In case the penis begins to limp or if you feel that the condom might slip off or if it tightens excessively onto the penis (danger of breakage), withdraw the penis while holding the condom firmly in place at the base of the penis. Only use each condom once, as reuse might increase the risk of failure or infection.

Seek medical assistance as soon as possible, at least within 72 h, should a condom leak or burst during use.

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This condom is made from natural rubber latex and must not be used by latex allergy sufferers. No method of contraception can guarantee 100% protection. Non-vaginal use or low levels of vaginal moisture jeopardise the safety of condoms. In order to remedy a lack of slide, Ritex condom-compatible lubricants (such as Ritex Gel+, Ritex Hydro Sensitiv Gel) should be used in addition. However, additional lubricants should not be applied until the condom is on the penis.

Never use lubricants containing oil or grease (e.g. vaseline, baby oil, body lotion). Only use those which are recommended by the manufacturer for use with latex condoms.

Consult your doctor or pharmacist to determine whether the use of pharmaceuticals such as suppositories, ointments, creams etc. on either vagina or penis may impair the safety of the condom.

Store at room temperature in the original sealed individual container only. Observe the expiry date. Only dispose of used condoms via the household waste. Do not flush them down the toilet.