Stop washing and reusing your condoms, says USA government

Pearl Mccarthy
August 4, 2018

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has warned the general population against reusing condoms after washing.

After seeing the CDC's tweet, people were - understandably - troubled and concerned for their fellow man. For more information about condom effectiveness or about sexually transmitted diseases, visit the CDC's website. "Use a fresh one for each #sex act", said the CDC in the post.

The correct use of male condoms and other barriers like female condoms and dental dams can reduce the risk of STDs, but only about a third of Americans actually use them, CDC data shows. The washed condom with its weakened latex may be more likely to tear say experts.

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In a trend worthy of "condomnation", people are apparently trying to stretch their dollars by reusing old condoms.

So why can't you reuse condoms, as if they were no different than the cocoon of plastic grocery bags you keep hanging on the inside of a random kitchen cabinet? This would be anyway be quite a hard task say experts and is most likely to lead to breakage.

In 2016, more than two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the United States, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ― the highest number recorded. By reusing them, people are putting their partners at a greater risk of infections. "Be sure and check the expiration date before using them!"

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