Condoms: They may seem like the simplest form of contraception and personal protection in the book, and in a sense they can be. But that alone doesn't prevent accidents and slip-ups from happening in tons of scenarios, and that's because there's a whole range of condom mistakes you might be making that you were none the wiser about. Even if you swear up and down that you're doing everything vested in your power to be as safe and use them as correctly as possible, there could be a few smaller things you're doing wrong that you're not even aware of. And those, of course, are the most dangerous as all, and why researching them beforehand (like through this article!) is crucial to keeping you diligent in all your sexual encounters.
While you might know that using two condoms at once is always wrong (and if you didn't — it definitely is!), there are other, even subtler mistakes that you might be making without even thinking that they could be wrong. Things like ensuring the package itself is okay to making sure it's worn properly can be tough to look out for in the heat of the moment, but it is these types of things exactly that put you at risk with a sexual partner. Especially if you've been using condoms for a while and think there's no way you could be doing anything incorrectly — this is the time to make double sure. For the safest bet, here are some common mistakes people make with this form of contraception. Remember them, and go into your next sexual encounter with as much knowledge as possible for keeping you and your partner safe.