What problems can you get from using a condom?

Great, you use a condom during sex. Unfortunately, some problems can always arise when you have sex with a condom. However, often these problems are easily preventable. Here you can read what the most common problems with condoms are and how to solve them.

  • The penis is not erect- With a flaccid penis, the penis will "slip", due to the slight pressure applied to the head of the penis. The penis must be hard to provide sufficient back pressure during unrolling. When hard, the condom slides easily around it.
  • Reverse - If you put a condom on incorrectly, it will not unroll. With a regular condom, you can tell by the way the condom is rolled up. With a Wingman condom, this is easier to see: the logo on the wings should point upward. This logo in the shape of a "w" can be clearly seen and felt. However, if you have already tried the condom the wrong way around, you will have to use a new condom to prevent the pre-cum with which the outside of the wrongly used condom came into contact from still leading to an STD or unwanted pregnancy. Read more about how to properly put on a condom here.
  • The condom is too large - If the condom is too large in relation to the circumference of the erect penis, unrolling will work, but the condom will then be loose around the penis causing it to slip off easily. Read more about how to determine your condom size here.
  • The condom is too small - • If the condom is too small in relation to the circumference of the erect penis, you will experience too much resistance when putting it on. Read more about how to determine your condom size here.
  • With Wingman, the wings can come off if you don't push down both wings of your Wingman. If you hold only 1 wing, the condom can come off the wings prematurely. Pushing down both wings of a Wingman can be done with either 1 hand or 2 hands.
  • The condom gets stuck - With a regular condom, the ring sometimes gets stuck under the glans, before unrolling over the foreskin and the rest of the penis. With a Wingman, you don't have this problem. To roll the condom further, it's best to gently stretch the condom a bit with your fingers (so preferably you need an extra hand to do that, holding the nipple closed) to lift it over the threshold and then unroll it further. A slightly larger or more flexible condom can also help. Try a number of brands until you get one that works well.

What should I do when irritations arise during sex?

Acute irritation
• Ensure that the width of your condom matches the circumference of your erection. A too-small condom can cause excessive pinching. Learn more about how to determine your condom size here.
• You may be allergic to latex. People who are allergic to latex can use plastic condoms, such as Durex Avanti and Protex Original.

• See your doctor to be on the safe side if for any reason you are concerned that you or your partner may have become pregnant or infected after all.