The condom is torn, slipped or stuck in the vagina? Then the first thing to do is to stay calm!
If this has happened to you, it doesn't automatically mean that you or your partner will get pregnant or that you have contracted a disease.
Here's what you need to do now and how you can avoid it happening again in the future.
Read the post from top to bottom to find the right info as quickly as possible.
The first questions you should ask yourself now
To clarify if and what other measures you should take now, there are 3 questions you should ask yourself:
- Are you still using a 2nd method of contraception such as the pill or IUD?
- Have you both tested negative for STDs like HIV or syphilis?
- Can you still see the condom and is it complete after bursting or are parts missing?
If you can answer "yes" to both questions with confidence:
You can relax. It is almost impossible to get pregnant unintentionally or to be infected with something.
The penis, vagina, mouth or anus can simply be cleaned gently with water. For both of you, it is recommended to urinate promptly to flush out the urethra.
Vaginal or bowel irrigation is not recommended or necessary.
You can read more about what you can do to get the condom or remnants of the condom out of your vagina here.
If you answered no to the first question or two, or if you are not sure, read on from here.
Preventing unwanted pregnancy
If you do not use a 2nd contraceptive method like the pill or an alternative to the pill and want to protect yourself from an unwanted pregnancy, there is the morning-after pill.
The morning-after pill is available over-the-counter at pharmacies and should be taken within 12 hours of the accident, if possible.
However, there are a few important things you should know about the morning-after pill and can read here before you take it.
It is also important to note that the morning-after pill is not a contraceptive method, but an emergency measure if the rubber has failed.
Preventing and recognizing STD infection.
If you, your partner, or both of you have not tested negative for STDs, here's what you should do:
- Gently wash your penis, vagina, mouth, or anus with plenty of water
- Urinate promptly
- Avoid brushing your teeth or douching your vagina or bowels
- Seek medical advice
If one or both of you have not tested negative for diseases such as HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, etc., it does not mean you are healthy.
This is because there are also some STDs that are asymptomatic or asymptomatic.
Therefore, you should both talk to a doctor and get tested for STDs to make sure you are healthy, especially if you have changing partners.
What you can do if the condom is in her or has disappeared
If the condom slipped off or even got lost inside you, it could possibly lead to unwanted pregnancies.
There could also be infections from the condom in the vagina if it is not removed or comes out again.
Therefore, here you will learn how to get the condom out again if it has been lost inside.
If the rubber is stuck, something is still sticking out ...
and it looks as if no sperm has leaked out, this increases the chance that nothing has happened. However, it could still be that some of the semen got into the vagina.
It's best to talk to a doctor about whether the morning-after pill is right for you, or get it if you want to be sure.
Otherwise, you can just grab the rubber and gently pull it out of her.
If the condom is completely lost inside her, ...
you should definitely get it out again.
But beware:If she is also using an IUD or a copper chain for contraception, you must be absolutely careful not to accidentally pull the retrieval string!
Otherwise, wash your hands thoroughly beforehand so that no sperm remains or bacteria get into the vagina.
The woman should then lie on her back, spread her legs, and then use 1 or 2 fingers to carefully search for the condom.
Alternatively, she can sit, squat or squat on the toilet, tense the pelvic floor muscles to squeeze while feeling inside the vagina for the condom.
When you find it, you can gently pull it out; it may come out on its own as you push.
If you can't find the condom or there are remnants of it missing, ...
she should definitely go to the doctor as soon as possible so that the condom can be removed and there is no infection from the foreign body.
Here's what you can do to prevent rubbers from bursting, getting stuck or slipping
Finally, here are our best tips for you that will help you prevent any more condoms from breaking, bursting, getting stuck or slipping off.
The condom is torn and burst - How to prevent it
Condoms almost never break due to material defects. That means especially if your condoms are always and constantly tearing and bursting, you should do these things:
- Choose the right condom size
- Buy high quality condoms
- Reduce the friction of the condoms with lubricant gel
- Throw away expired condoms
- Make sure that the condoms do not suffer large temperature fluctuations
- Make sure that the condoms are not damaged by teeth or fingernails when opened
- Make sure that you do not use grease-based lubricants, massage oils or cooking oils before or during sex
- Make sure that the condoms are stored properly
- Make sure the rubber is put on properly
The condom got stuck - Not with you
It can be easy for a condom to get stuck in her vagina if it is not held in place when the penis is pulled out.
This is because the penis has less blood flow after ejaculation, so it is no longer tightly enclosed by the condom, even if it is the right condom size.
So, to avoid losing the condom inside her and getting stuck, the penis should be pulled out of the vagina soon after ejaculation while holding the condom in place.
Never say again: the condom slipped off.
The condom can easily slip off if the penis is not pulled out of the vagina quickly enough after ejaculation and without holding the rubber tight.
However, it can also be because the condom is too big and that is why it slips.
With the right condom size, the rubber will fit much more securely and comfortably and can no longer get lost in the vagina or slip forward.
Conclusion on condom mishaps
It can always happen that a condom bursts, gets stuck or slips off. With a high-quality condom, in the right size, the danger decreases drastically.
If you then make sure that you store the rubbers correctly, avoid greasy lubricants and put it on properly, you will no longer have to worry in the future.
Download our free measuring tape now if you or your partner don't know your perfect condom size yet.