Funny name, serious about safe sex. Big Richard condoms are manufactured in accordance with Australian and international safety standards (international standard ISO 4074:2002 to be precise), are approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration of Australia (TGA), and every single condom we produce is 100% electronically tested. To learn more about condom testing methods, click here.
In a recent sex survey conducted by Big Richard, 37.2% of people aged 16-39 said 'Yes, but sometimes I take the risk' when asked 'Do you use condoms when having sex?' Woah! Be safe not sorry!
Please click on the following links for some resources and information regarding safe sex.
- Health in Site - Safe Sex
- Safe sex no regrets
- Health WA
- DHHS TAS - Safer Sex
- Health in Site - Condoms
- STD Services - Prevention
- Sydney Morning Herald - Sexually transmitted disease rate skyrocketing
Condom Instructions & Precautions
If used properly, latex condoms will help to reduce the risk of transmission of HIV infection (AIDS) and many other sexually transmitted diseases, including; Chlamydia infection, genital herpes, genital warts, gonorrhea, hepatitis B and syphilis.
- Use a condom every time you have sexual intercourse, or other acts between partners that involve contact with the penis.
- DO NOT RE-USE condoms.
- Store condoms in a cool, dry place.
- If the rubber material is sticky or brittle, or obviously damaged, do not use it.
- If a lubricant is wanted, use water-based lubricants, such as, KY JELLY. DO NOT USE OIL-BASED LUBRICANT, such as those made with petroleum jelly (eg. Vaseline), mineral oil, vegetable oil, or cold cream, as those may damage the condom.
Directions for use
- Put the condom on after the penis is fully erect and before the intimate contact. Lesions, pre-ejaculate secretions, semen, vaginal secretions, saliva, urine and feces can all transmit disease organisms.
- Place the condom on the head of the penis and unroll or pull it all the way to the base.
- Leave an empty space at the end of the condom to collect semen. Remove any air remaining in the tip of the condom by gently pressing the air out toward the base of the penis.
- After ejaculation and while the penis is still erected, hold onto the rim of the condom so that the condom does not slip off the penis when withdrawing.
List of dos and don’ts to ensure you use and care for your condoms properly:
- Don’t open a package with your teeth or scissors, if possible. This could rip or puncture the condom.
- Don’t use a condom past its expiry date as latex also deteriorates with age.
- Don’t have sex when you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, as they will affect both your judgment and co-ordination in using the condom properly.
- Do practice putting on and taking off condoms beforehand so that you can do it easily and right to enhance the enjoyment of the moment.
- Do check all new condoms’ tips for rips and tears before you put it on. Do this without unrolling the condom.
- Do take off the condom immediately after sex. Wrap the used condom with a tissue paper and dispose it properly. Do not flush used condoms down toilet bowl.
- Consult a doctor or pharmacist about the compatibility of topical medicines that may come in contact with the condom.