LTC Healthcare Go Green

April 22, 2021

New LTC Healthcare Condom Demonstrator Launch

In 2021 LTC Healthcare decided to invest in new tooling to have our condom demonstrators made in the UK thus reducing our carbon emissions.

The product is made fully from recyclable Polypropylene (PP) and is available in bright Lime Green!

condom demonstrator green

Condom demonstrators are a useful and important resource used by many schools, colleges, and sexual health facilities as a teaching aid.

Educationally showing people how to safely put on a condom is very important as it will reduce the risk associated with the misuse of condoms.

Some of the most frequent mistakes include putting a condom on partway through intercourse or taking it off before intercourse is over, failing to leave space at the tip of the condom for semen, and failing to look for damage before use.

Nearly half (49 percent) of the British public don’t always use a condom when with a new sexual partner, according to the Ipsos MORI survey conducted for the National AIDS Trust.

The failure rate of condoms in couples which use them consistently and correctly is estimated to be about 3% during the first year of use. However, the true failure rate during that time period is estimated to be about 14% which may partly due to the condom not being used correctly.

Some Common Causes Which may lead to condom breakages and failures

  • Not holding the tip when applying the condom: When you put a condom on, it’s important to squeeze the tip, to get rid of any air. If you don’t, the condom is more likely to break.
  • Putting the condom on the wrong way up, then turning it over: Putting the condom on the wrong way round (so it won’t roll down) It is really important that you bin that condom and start again with a new one because the outside of the condom will have touched the penis so leaves your partner exposed to the risk of pregnancy and/or STIs
  • Sometimes people pull down on the beaded end of the condom rather than rolling it down the penis. Pulling on the beaded end may cause the condom to tear.
  • Using the wrong size condom may lead to condom breakages use a reliable supplier such as EXS Condoms who offer a range of sizes to suite.
  • Using Oil based products (such as baby oil) with condoms is never recommended. Always use a water-based lubricant such as EXS Lube.