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Here's what to do if your condom tears mid-way!

Don' freak out if your condom tears! Calm down and follow the rules.

Written by Debjani Arora |Updated : March 15, 2016 9:38 AM IST

This isn t unnatural or uncommon, there are times when a condom can tear mid-way while having sex or when you are at the peak of your action. The most common reason for a condom to tear is a wrongly worn condom or if the condom is way past its expiry date. And when this happens, you might not be in control of the moment to avoid an ejaculation. Many times couples are not even aware of a condom tearing, until after they have had sex. Remember, a condom tear does not only put a woman at risk of unwanted pregnancy, but it also makes a man susceptible to various types of STDs. If your condom breaks mid-way here are few things that can be done:

  1. If you are aware that the condom tore, take control of the situation and stop ejaculating. Because this would mean raising the risk of pregnancy. This might need you to control your emotions when at its peak but trust it will save you from other problems later. Here are three other things to do when you have unprotected sex.
  2. For the woman, it is best to go and pee soon after the action is complete to get rid of sperms near her urethra. Next, clean the area thoroughly with water to remove any remnants of sperms. Do not use a vaginal wash as it can push the sperm well inside your urethra.
  3. It is best to have an emergency contraceptive or a morning after pill right after intercourse. This could mean protection from unwanted pregnancy. Don t delay this if you are not planning a baby.
  4. For a man, it is better to go to a doctor and get checked for susceptible STD infections, especially if you are not in a monogamous relationship. The same rule applies to a woman too.
  5. A woman should also do a home pregnancy test after a week or if she has missed her periods after the incident.
  6. Try and analyse why the condom tore so that you don t repeat the mistake.

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