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What Happens if a Condom Slips Off Inside a Girl?

Don't panic if a condom slides off – it won't get "lost" inside her.

 
What Happens if a Condom Slips Off Inside a Girl?

By: Zoe Wilder

You’re in the heat of the moment with that very special someone. You’re kissing, loving, grinding and bumping using Durex® Performax® Intense and it feels great. Then, you realize something doesn’t feel quite right. Hesitant to kill the mood, you bring yourself out of this ecstatic moment to assess the situation only to find the condom is no longer where it should be. Don’t panic! Slips happen from time to time. You're not alone. Learn what to do and how to prevent it happening again.

The Importance of Protection

First of all, pat yourself on the back for practicing safe sex. It’s the best way to show your partner that you care about her. Durex® offers an array of options, allowing you to choose the type of condom that is right for you both.

 What to Do if “It” Slips

Remember, slips happen. Remain calm. Inspect the situation to see where the condom is located. If you don’t see it, you or your partner can gently put a finger in the vagina to find it. Once it’s found, pull it out. If it looks like a piece is missing, continue searching for the rest of the condom by having her squat or prop one foot up while standing. If you’re unable to find the whole condom, contact her doctor or go to the ER for immediate assistance, as leaving it inside for more than a few hours may lead to an infection.

Even if it's not stuck, it’s a good idea to schedule an appointment to be tested for pregnancy and STDs. It’s better to play it safe in these situations.

Finding the Right Condom

If a condom is too big or too small, the chance of slips, tears and accidents are greater. Don’t just pick any condom off the shelf and hope it works. Take the time to find which size works best for maximum protection and comfort. One way to figure this out is by taking an empty, cardboard toilet paper roll and putting it over your erect penis. If the cardboard is too tight, you're a large. If it's too loose, you're a small. If it's in between, you're a medium.

Other Ways to Prevent Slips

Prevent future slips by taking the time to perfect your technique. Practice putting on condoms in the privacy of your home. Put it on and take it off while the penis is erect. Be sure to roll it down to the end of the shaft. As you roll the condom down with one hand, pinch the tip of the condom with the other so that an air bubble does not form. Remember to hold the base of the condom when pulling out immediately after ejaculation. Be sure to look at the expiration dates. Keep them in a cool, dry place. And, never use your teeth to open the wrapper. 

Communicate with your partner about practicing safe sex and condom usage before you need to use them, so that you’re comfortable navigating a potential slippery situation together should it arise.

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