When is it not safe to ejaculate into a condom?

Many couples using barrier contraceptives, face the question whether it is safe to ejaculate into a condom staying inside a woman. Actually, the condoms have been designed specifically to hold the ejaculate when a partner is inside a woman. However, there are certain situations, when it is not recommended to ejaculate into a condom to prevent further use of  emergency contraceptive measures. The situations are:

  • wearing the wrong size of a condom;
  • expired condom;
  • wrong unpacking or putting the condom on;
  • use of an oil-based lubricant.

Each of these factors may cause a break of a condom, its sliding off and increased latex permeability. If you suspect that a condom is broken, it is better to interrupt the intercourse and change the condom. If you have no other condom, then rejected intercourse will be the best option in this case.

Life span of sperm

In female genital tract the sperm may live for several days and even weeks on average. Opinions of the specialists are divided. Life span of the sperm cells depends on many factors and the main is the temperature. Normally, the optimal temperature is 34-37 degree.

In the environment the sperm cells live only for several hours and for how long do the sperm cells live in a condom is a controversial question. If a condom contains spermicides, the sperm is immediately killed and in regular condoms the sperm cells may live for about 40 minutes. Life span depends on how fast the fluid in the condom dries out. For this reason, after use it is necessary to tie a knot at the condom’s opening and throw it away.

Safety measures

As a sperm cell is able to survive for a while in the environment, sexual partners should be very careful in a repeated sexual intercourse. After ejaculating into a condom, it is necessary to take hygienic measures, namely to wash the penis to remove all the discharge. Only after it, you may repeat the intercourse.