If someone is thinking about using condoms, the best thing you can do is to give them clear and accurate information, which you can find on this page.
The best way to speak to someone about any form of contraception, including condoms, is to:
Respect their decisions: this means their decision to have sex and the type of contraceptive they choose.
Be open: be prepared to discuss any form of contraception and let them know they can ask anything they want; you won’t judge them.
Respect their privacy: they might feel embarrassed about discussing things to do with sex. If they are, you could give them details of a friendly healthcare professional, a helpline or factual online resources, like this app.
It is a good idea to discuss both internal and external condoms, and mention that internal condoms can be particularly good if they are struggling to use external condoms.
Why not suggest they experiment with both external condoms and internal condoms? They may be surprised which they prefer!
Remember, they might feel embarrassed about discussing sex with you. If they are, connect them with a friendly healthcare professional, a helpline or factual online resources, like this site.