How to use an external condom?
Carefully remove the condom from its packaging, making sure you don’t tear the condom as you tear the packet.
Place the condom on the tip of the erect penis.
Pinch the tip of the condom between your thumb and forefinger to squeeze the air out of it.
Gently roll the condom down to the base of the penis.
The external condom does not require a prescription. You can get it for free or purchase yourself.
You can get condoms for free, even if you're under 16, from:
Sexual health or GUM (genitourinary medicine) clinics
Some GP surgeries
Some young people's services
You can also buy condoms from:
Vending machines in some public toilets
Some petrol stations
PP-UN-WHC-GB-0083 September 2023