Table 2

Questions combined to assess condom problems
Question Possible responses
Do you have problems obtaining condoms that fit your penis? (tick one) · Yes
· No
If you used condoms for anal sex in the last 12 months were there any problems with the condom? (tick as many as apply) · Condom defective when removed from packet
· Started to put the condom on inside-out
· Lost erection before putting condom on penis
· Tore condom with sharp object before use
· Had allergic reaction or irritation from condom
· Condom split/burst
· Condom slipped off
· Condom was removed during sex
The following can increase the chance of a condom tearing or slipping off. In the last year which of these have you done? (tick as many as apply) · Used a condom without waterbased lubricant
· Used saliva as lubricant
· Fully unrolled the condom before putting on
· Used a condom that was too small for you
· Put lots of lubricant inside the condom before putting it on
If you used a condom last time you had anal sex were there any problems with the condom? (tick as many as apply) · Condom defective when removed from packet
· Started to put the condom on inside-out
· Lost erection before putting condom on penis
· Tore condom with sharp object before use
· Had allergic reaction or irritation from condom
· Condom split/burst
· Condom slipped off
· Condom was removed during sex
If you used a condom last time you had anal sex was the condom put on before penetration? (tick one) · Yes
· No

Goodall et al.

Goodall et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:747   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-747

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