What to Do If Your Condom Keeps Slipping Off

Have you ever experienced your condom slipping off during sex? It’s a much more common problem than you might think. It can also be quite embarrassing. Not to mention that it can certainly kill the mood if your partner has to put their fingers inside themselves to try and find and remove the condom.

There are many reasons why your condom may slip off during sex. Here are a few common reasons:

Wrong Condom Size – The most common reason is that your condom is simply not the right size for you. Erections can vary widely in width, length and girth. Average penis girth goes from about 4.7 to 5.1 inches, with most men being somewhere around 4.8 inches in girth when fully erect. If your penis girth is smaller than average, it is much more likely that you may experience an issue with your condom slipping off during sex. If this is the case with you, try choosing a condom brand which specifically says “snug fit”.
Most popular brands of condoms have a snug or smaller fitting option, for example: Lifestyles Snugger Fit, Caution Wear Iron Grip or Glyde Slimfit. These condoms are made to be tighter than typical condoms – they have a 49mm width while regular condoms usually have a 53mm width. If wrong condom size is the issue, then choosing a tighter fitting condom will solve your problem. The condom should fit your penis like a glove – nice and tight, but still comfortable. Check out the penis girth vs condom width chart on this page to find out what’s the perfect condom size for you.

Not holding the condom while taking the penis out – Obviously, after ejaculation the penis will become softer so you should be careful when you’re taking it out. That’s why it’s best to hold the condom at the base with your fingers so it wouldn’t slip inside.

Lubrication Issues – The next possible issue which can cause your condom to slip off during sex is lubrication. Are you using too much lubricant? Or are you placing the lubricant inside of your condom? Try going without lubricant to see how it feels. If you really need lubricant, make sure to buy condoms without lubricant, and then buy a lubricant and use it only on the outside of the condom. Another issue could be lack of lubrication. Some women with hormonal issues or on certain medications can experience vaginal dryness. Vaginal dryness can certainly cause your condom to slip off when thrusting. To remedy this, try using a lubricant on the outside of the condom and the vagina.

Sexual position – Another possibility could be your position during sex. Think about what position you were in when the condom slipped off last. Was it an unusual position? Certain sexual positions can cause your condom to slip off. Also, if your erection is changing during your lovemaking sessions, such as getting a little larger or smaller, which is normal and common, the condom might loosen and come off then. You can avoid this by trying to stay sexually aroused at all times during your lovemaking.

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