WORKSHEET SAFE SEX: THE CONDOM QUIZ

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1 1) What do condoms protect against? a. Only pregnancy b. STDs, pregnancy and HIV/AIDS c. Losing virginity 2) Which of the following can pass through latex condoms? a. HIV b. Gonorrhea c. Semen d. None of the above 3) How do you see that condoms are safe to use? a. Quality mark b. Expiration date c. Undamaged wrapper d. All of the above 4) How do you choose a condom? a. With a quality guarantee mark b. With a quality guarantee mark, an expiry date and a manufacturing date c. With a manufacturing date d. With an expiry date and manufacturing date 5) How many sizes of condoms are there? a. Regular and large b. Many different sizes c. One size fits all 6) Why are some condoms 'ribbed'? a. Ribbed condoms are cheaper b. Ribbed condoms can increase sensation for both partners c. Ribbed condoms are used for oral sex only 7) Do condoms provide total protection against all sexually transmitted diseases? a. No b. Yes 8) How many condoms should a man wear in order to avoid pregnancy and transmission of STDs? a. One b. Two c. As many as is comfortable Module Safe sex, Activity 3: The Condom Quiz 1

2 9) How many times should male condoms be used? a. More than once if they're washed b. Only once c. More than once if it's with the same person 10) At what point during sexual intercourse should the condom be put on the penis? a. Before the penis is erect b. Just before the point of ejaculation to catch the semen c. Once erect and before any contact with your partner s body 11) What do you do if the condom doesn t fit? a. You take it off and have sex without it b. You put two condoms on top of each other c. You search for the right size d. You use a plastic bag 12) Why should there not be air in the condom? a. Because air will decrease the sensation during intercourse b. Because air will make funny sounds during intercourse c. Because air will increase the risk that the condom breaks during intercourse 13) Can women protect themselves against STDs and pregnancy as well? a. Only a male condom can be used to protect b. Women can use a female condom c. There are vaginal jellies that can protect them d. Only by not having sexual intercourse 14) What are lubricants? a. A type of contraception b. A type of female condom c. A type of male condom d. A product designed to make sex smoother 15) Why do people use lubricants? a. Because it smells so good b. Because it protects against STDs c. Because it can prevent pregnancies d. Because it helps to make the condom easier to put on and more comfortable to use 16) What are the best lubricants to use with latex condoms? a. Water based b. Oil based c. Both Module Safe sex, Activity 3: The Condom Quiz 2

3 17) What do you do when you want to have sex and there are no condoms around? a. Go to a store and buy one or not have sex at all b. Use a plastic bag instead c. Have sex without a condom d. Clean yourself extensively after sex 18) What can damage a condom? a. Long nails b. Massage oils, baby lotion and (whitening) creams c. Using it longer than 20 minutes d. All of the above 19) What can you use to make a condom more slippery? a. Baby lotion b. Cream c. Water based lubricants d. Oil 20) After sex, when should condoms be taken off the penis? a. Soon after ejaculation, before the penis goes too soft b. At least an hour later c. As soon as the penis is no longer erected 21) Who should carry a condom? a. Only men b. Only women c. Women and men 22) What would be safest when having sexual intercourse? a. To use 2 male condoms at the same time b. Not to use a condom c. To use a female and a male condom at the same time d. To use a condom Module Safe sex, Activity 3: The Condom Quiz 3

4 Questions with photos to show: Please tell the expiry date of the following condoms? Module Safe sex, Activity 3: The Condom Quiz 4

5 Can you tell the manufacturing date of this condom? Is this condom safe to use? Can you tell the size of these condoms? Module Safe sex, Activity 3: The Condom Quiz 5

6 CORRECT ANSWERS SAFE SEX: THE CONDOM QUIZ 1. b. Condoms protect 98% against STDs, pregnancy and HIV/AIDS. 2. d. Nothing can pass through latex condoms when they are used correctly. Studies have shown that condoms do not have pores big enough for HIV or sexually transmitted infections to travel through. 3. d. A condom wrapper should be undamaged, have a quality mark, a manufacturing date and an expiry date. Then you can be sure that the condom is safe to use. 4. b. All safe and tested condoms have a quality guarantee mark, an expiry date and a manufacturing date. These are part of governmental safety requirements and guarantee quality. 5. b. Condoms are made in several different lengths and widths. There is no standard length for condoms, and those made from natural rubber will always stretch if necessary to fit the length of the penis. 6. b. Ribbed condoms are textured with ribs or bumps, which can increase sensation for both partners. 7. a. Condoms provide protection against many STDs such as HIV, however there are some STDs such as genital warts and herpes that can be passed on through skin contact even when a condom is used. 8. A. No more than one condom should be used during sex as friction between them could cause one or both to tear. 9. b. Male condoms should never be used more than once. 10. c. The condom should be put on before there is any contact between the penis and your partner's body. Fluids released from the penis even very early on in sex can cause pregnancy or transmit an STD. 11. c. Condoms have different sizes. The best way to see whether a condom fits is to try it on. Buy a few different sizes and see which one fits best. When having sex you are sure the condom will fit and does not cause any inconveniences. Module Safe sex, Activity 3: The Condom Quiz 6

7 12. c. Air will increase the risk that the condom breaks during intercourse. 13. b. Women can use a female condom. There is no difference in safety between the female and male condom. The advantage of the female condom is that a woman can already insert it before having intercourse (up to 8 hours). So in the heat of the moment you don t have to stop to put on a condom. The difficulty with the female condom is that you cannot buy them in many developing countries. Only NGOs or specialized organizations are providing them for free. 14. d. Lubricant, or 'lube' is like a cream or jelly that can be used to make sex go a little more smoothly. It should be put on the outside of a condom so that the penis slides into the vagina more easily. Only water-based lubricant should be used with a condom as oil-based ones could cause the condom to degrade. 15. d. Because lubricants are slippery it s used to make it easier to slide into the vagina or anus. 16. a. Always use a water-based lubricant with latex condoms, as oil based lubricants will cause the latex to break. 17. a. Always try to carry a condom with you when you intend to have sex. If you don t know, take one just in case. Never have sex without protection. If you still want to have sex but do not have any protection, find another way to satisfy each other like kissing, hugging or caress. 18. d. Always use a water-based lubricant with latex condoms, as oil based lubricants will cause the latex to break. Long nails can also damage a condom while opening or putting it on. It s recommended to change a condom after 20 minutes. 19. c. Always use a water-based lubricant with latex condoms, as oil based lubricants will cause the latex to break. 20. a. Condoms should be taken off after the man ejaculates and before the penis goes soft. After this, there should be no contact between the penis and vaginal area. 21. c. Everybody can carry a condom. Women and men are both responsible for safe sex! Women and men have the right to protect themselves. 22. d. Using 1 condom is the safest (either a male or a female condom). Using more than 1 condom can cause friction which will break the condom. Module Safe sex, Activity 3: The Condom Quiz 7

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