CDC warns sexually active people not to wash or reuse condoms

Henrietta Strickland
August 4, 2018

Condoms are created to help protect you and your partner against sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies.

The Centers for Disease Control are warning people against washing or reusing condoms after one use.

As a result of this concern, the CDC reminded people via their official Twitter account not to wash and reuse their condoms.

The CDC then goes on to remind people to use a fresh condom every time they need one.

In case you didn't know, don't reuse condoms.

Simply washing a condom with soap won't kill any bacteria or virus lurking on the condom's surface - meaning, it's pretty much useless. For more information about condom effectiveness or about sexually transmitted diseases, visit the CDC's website.

"Condoms don't last forever", the organization tweeted. "Once it is full it will start to leak, and the excess liquid inside will cause the condom to slip off".

Reusing condoms makes them completely ineffective, according to experts.

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