Sex Quiz: Rubbers 101

Sex Quiz: Rubbers 101

Andrew wrote on 2008 April, 03

Know what to do if a condom tears during sex? Do you even know how to put on a condom properly? Lets see how well you can pass Rubbers 101 with this pop quiz.

1. The first thing you should do with a condom is:

A)   check the expiration date on the box

B)   open the condom package carefully

C)   check the condom to make sure it’s in good condition

D)   all the above


The correct answer: D) All the above. Condoms are very delicate and should be handled with the utmost care. When you open the package, gently tear at one corner - do not use your teeth - as you may cause a rip or hole in the condom.


    2. If the condom does not have a reservoir tip, you should:

    A) have sex anyway

    B) wear a larger condom

    C) pinch the tip to leave space for semen to collect

    D) none of the above


The correct answer: C) Pinch the tip to leave a half-inch space for semen to collect.


3. For added lubrication during sex, you can apply _______ on the outside of the condom.

A) baby oil

B) KY Jelly

C) petroleum jelly

D) hand lotion


The correct answer: B) KY Jelly. Water-based lubricants are okay for added lubrication. Oil-based lubricants like baby oil, hand lotion, or petroleum jelly can cause the condom to break.


4. If a condom breaks during sex, you should:

A) consider emergency contraception

B) pull out and put on another condom

C) keep going and pull out before you come

D) both A and B


The correct answer: D) Both A and B. It’s also recommended during sex to check the condom from time to time to make sure the condom’s staying on.


5. Condoms shouldn’t be flushed down the toilet after use.

A) True

B) False


The correct answer: A) True. Condoms that are flushed down the toilet may cause blockages in the sewage system as well as pollution. Instead, wrap the used condom in a tissue or toilet paper and throw away in the trash.


    6. If the condom won’t roll on properly, you should:

A) take it off and start again

B) just have sex without the condom

C) take it off and start with a new one

D) just roll it on as much as you can


The correct answer: C) Take it off and start with a new one. If you’re having trouble getting the condom to roll on, you probably have it on backwards. It should only take a few seconds to roll it on. So just forget about that one and start over with a fresh condom.


7. Condoms with a lubricant like Nonoxynol 9 should not be used for anal sex.

A) True

B) False

The correct answer: A. True. Nonoxynol 9 can damage the lining of the rectum and increase the risk of contracting HIV or other STDs.


8. Aside from making sure that the condom has a reservoir tip,       another way to increase the effectiveness of a condom is:

A) to put two on

B) to smooth out any air bubbles

C) test the condom by stretching it out

D) none of the above


The correct answer: B) Smooth out any air bubbles. Air bubbles can cause the condom to break.


9. If you ask someone to wear a condom for sex and they refuse, you should just have sex with them anyway.

A) True

B) False


The correct answer: B) False. Wearing condoms during sex is to help ensure the safety of everyone involved. No one should take offense to such a request, especially if it’s uncertain if any participants have an STD.


10. Condoms are 100% effective at preventing the contraction of an STD.

A) True

B) False


The correct answer: B) False. Condoms are effective at reducing the risk of being infected with HIV during intercourse. However, it’s the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself from the dangers of STDs if you’re going to have sex.





9-10 answers right: You’re a Condom Guru!

7-8 answers right:   Your Parents Would Be Proud

4-6 answers right:   You Get a C for Effort

1-3 answers right:   Practice Makes Perfect

0 answers right:      Time For A Sex Ed Class

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