What to do when a condom breaks
You may not be aware that the condom has broken until after you have had sex. However, if the condom breaks or splits while you’re having sex and you are aware of it happening, stop straight away and withdraw the penis. Please note, that you may have been exposed to sperm even if your partner hasn't ejaculated, although the risk is lower. You may want to consider emergency contraception.
If he has already ejaculated, go to the toilet and pass urine to clear out any sperm that may be around your urethra. This won’t be enough to ensure that you are protected from pregnancy or an STI so there are further steps that you can take:
If you’re worried that you could be pregnant, see your doctor or go to your local sexual health clinic to ask about getting emergency contraception. Alternatively, you can order the morning after pill online. The morning after pill works best when it is taken as soon as possible after sexual intercourse, although it can be used up to 120 hours (5 days) after sex. The coil can be fitted up to 5 days after unprotected sex to help prevent pregnancy. You can also order it using our online doctor service.
If your partner has not recently been tested for STIs then it is advisable to get tested if a condom has broken during sex. Some STIs don’t show any symptoms so you could be unaware that you are infected and potentially pass it on to your sexual partner. It is important to visit your doctor or sexual health clinic to get tested for STIs so that you can be treated and avoid further potentially serious problems caused by infection. If you prefer to get tested without seeing a doctor, you can order an sti test kit online.