Did you know that 70% of people who don’t like using condoms are wearing the wrong ones?
Penises come in all different shapes and sizes and it’s important to remember that condoms are not a one-size-fits-all kind of thing. There are thousands of different types of condoms, coming in a wide range of sizes, shape, materials, textures and colours.
You can get condoms that are flavoured, condoms that are glow in the dark, and condoms that are ultrathin so they feel barely there. Some condoms help to delay ejaculation, have ridges and bumps to increase stimulation or are extra lubricated. This wide variety can be great but it also can be a hurdle in easily finding condoms that work for you and allow you to have the amazing sex you want to have.
Get your free sample pack
The first step in pleasurable condom use is finding the right size for you. That’s why we provide free condom sample packs.
Each pack comes with six different sized condoms, as well as three lube sachets (so you can try them all out). Try out the different sizes until you find the best fit for you.
Note: This offer is for Western Australian residents only
Using your sample pack
- Your sample pack some with six different sizes condoms and some lube for you to try them out
- Get comfortable. You might want to try out the sample pack all in one go or over time. You might also want to do it with a partner or just by yourself. Just make sure you are in a safe, comfortable environment where you can take your time, enjoy yourself and have fun
- Pick a condom to start off with (any size you want)
- Take it out of the packet and roll it on
- Pro-tip: Put a little drop of lube inside the tip of the condom before you put it on. It increases sensitivity and pleasure during sex or masturbation
- It might be quickly obvious whether you’ve got the right size
- If it feels tight, painful, too snug or uncomfortable, then you will want to go a size up
- If it feels loose, floppy and doesn’t hug the shaft well then you want to go a size down
- Keep trying condoms until you find your best fit.
- We recommend masturbating or having sex with your best fit to find out how it feels in action.
The right fitting condom should feel snug and secure. It shouldn’t feel too tight or too loose. Too tight and it can be painful and uncomfortable. Too loose and it could fall off.
You shouldn’t feel discomfort using condoms. The aim of condoms is to allow you to have safe but pleasurable sex. Your enjoyment and ability to have an amazing time is incredibly important and finding the right condom for you is part of that.
Shipping and ordering
Your free sample packs will sent in discreet and non-descript packaging that will not have the WAAC name on it. If you are worried about someone opening your mail, you can also pick up your free sample pack from our office or from the M Clinic, both in West Perth.
Please note: This offer is only for Western Australian residents. If you are outside of WA, you will not be able to receive a sample pack
I'm outside of Western Australia, can I still order a pack?
Unfortunately, we are only funded to provide condom sample packs to people living in Western Australia. If you are based outside of WA, you are not eligible to receive a pack.
Here is a list of other free condoms programs around Australia and New Zealand:
How can I better sex with condoms?
Condoms can take some getting used to. Check out our article on pleasurable condom use for some tips. The inside packaging of the sample pack also has information that you may find helpful.
How do I put on a condom?
If you haven’t used a condom before, it can be a little daunting. Never fear, we have you covered. The inside of your sample pack shows the steps for putting on a condom and we also have this handy article on how to use
Before you put the condom on
- Check the expiry date on the foil packet.
- Store condoms in a cool place. It is not a good idea to leave condoms in a car. If you do keep condoms in your wallet or purse, make sure you replace them regularly.
- Condoms come in different sizes. Find a condom brand and size that is comfortable for you.
- Discuss having sex with your partner, and make sure both of you consent to having sex, and agree on the type of sex you’re willing to have.
Putting the condom on
- Unwrap the condom from the packet but be careful not to tear the condom. Don’t unroll the condom until it’s on the penis.
- Before you roll the condom on, make sure the penis is erect. Make sure the condom is the right way up (with the ridge on the outside)
- Squeeze the teat of the condom to remove the air bubble (this pocket is there to collect the semen) with one hand and roll the condom to the base of the penis with the other hand. If uncircumcised, pull back the foreskin.
- Don’t put two condoms on for strength – they may tear more easily because of friction.
- Apply a water-based or silicone lubricant to the outside of the condom to increase pleasure and to reduce the risk of the condom breaking. (Do not use oil based products, as they will weaken the condom and lead to breakage)
- Now you’re ready for sexy time!
When you are finished
- When you’re done and it’s time to withdraw your penis, make sure it’s still erect and hold the base of the condom so that it doesn’t slip off.
- Dispose of the condom in the rubbish bin – don’t reuse it, and don’t flush it down the toilet.
Where can I get condoms and lubricant?
Condoms and lubricant are available at pharmacies, many supermarkets, convenience stores and vending machines in the toilets of pubs and clubs.
WAAC provides free condoms to organisations, services and communities groups they can distribute them freely to their clients. Find out more about ordering condoms from your organisation.
What do I do if the condom breaks?
If you think the condom has broken during sex, pull out immediately and replace the condom.
If the condom broke or slipped off during sex, you might want to consider emergency contraception, PEP (Post Exposure Prophylaxis) or getting a sexual health check-up.
If you have been exposed to HIV, there is a four-week treatment that may prevent you becoming infected. It is called PEP (Post Exposure Prophylaxis). You can call the PEP Line – 1300 767 161 but you need to do this as soon as possible and not more than 72 hours after exposure.
Where can I get more free condoms?
There’s lots of places around WA where you can get free condoms. You can find them at sexual health clinics like M Clinic, Royal Health Sexual Health Clinic, South Terrace Clinic and SHQ. WAAC provides free condoms to medical services, youth centres, schools, community groups and universities so there’s lots of places you’re likely to find them.
If you have an organisation that you think should order free condoms from us, let us know and we can supply them.