Health officials: Condoms are not meant to be reused

Don't wash or reuse condoms, US agency advises Americans

Don't wash or reuse condoms, US agency advises Americans

Some people may be stretched for cash and do this type of mistakes.

People who do this should know that they are putting themselves and their partner more at risk of contracting a sexually transmitted infection, and - if it's possible in your partnership - pregnancy is also much more likely.

A condom is a sheath-shaped barrier device. The proper use of condoms decreases the risk of gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomoniasis, hepatitis B, and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Elizabeth Torrone, an epidemiologist at the CDC's Division of STD Prevention explained that reusing condoms is a form of its incorrect use and reusing these reduces their protective effects by causing them to slip, break or leak.

The Atlanta-based health agency also advises that people use "use a new condom for every act of vaginal, anal and oral sex throughout the entire sex act".

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

Hello, here's some news you can use: If you are having sex with a condom, do not remove it, wash it, hang it up to dry like a little pillowcase, and then reuse it. Condoms are ONE HIT WONDERS, like toilet paper or cupcake wrappers.

It may sound like an odd reminder, but the CDC tweeted "We say it because people do it". "Soap and water won't kill all of the tiny microorganisms on or inside the condom, and it can only make the latex more prone to tear", she said.

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