To further explain…
See above where the expiry date of 10/2020 can be clearly seen. The date will also be present on the outer pack if you buy a multi-pack of condoms.
1 Condom Expiry Dates
Condoms have expiry dates for a reason; as we have outlined already, most condoms are made from latex and once an expiry date has passed, the condom is likely to lose its elasticity so it won’t fit right and therefore leakage could occur very easily. A condom’s expiry date is detailed on the condom wrapper.
2 Condom Used More Than Once
It sounds silly but it does happen! Guys and ladies for that matter can get swept away in the throes of passion (we’ve all been there!) and you get to the stage where you really want to have sex but you used your last condom on your last escapade maybe the previous night. It’s still lying there on your locker so the temptation arrives to re-use… what’s the harm in that right? Wrong! You should never reuse a condom - its efficacy won’t be the same even if you wash it out. The elasticity won’t be the same so it won’t fit correctly leading to lots of problems. You’re also leaving yourself and your partner open to nasty infections. Condoms are inexpensive
and easily accessible so the moral of the story is to stock up when you buy them. And this rule applies even if the guy didn’t ejaculate in the condom the first time.
3 Damage to the Condom
This can happen very easily. If the female puts on the condom on the guy, there’s a chance that her jewellery will snag and tear it, the same goes for her nails or the guy’s nails for that matter so care is needed when you’re dealing with the placement of the condom once it’s out of the wrapper.
4 Heat Damage
It might sound like a great idea to keep a ‘spare’ condom in your car for any ‘emergencies’ but that’s something you need to rethink. Heat affects the efficacy of your condom and in a car, the heat can be intense at times. A wallet isn’t a great long-term storage idea either; the best thing to do is to keep a stash in your bedside locker and place one in your wallet when you go out but remove it again once you get home.
5 Unrolling the Condom Prematurely
The condom is meant to be rolled out from the tip of the penis once it’s erect; it’s not meant to be unrolled and shaken out before this. If you do this, it will be difficult to get it on the erect penis and not only will that kill the mood but if you manage to get the condom on, its efficacy is likely to be affected as it likely won’t be on correctly!
6 Extra Friction
Using a condom in anal sex is highly advisable especially when you aren’t 100% familiar with your partner’s sexual history. Anal sex is wonderful but because that area isn’t self lubricating naturally, when you use a condom, extra friction can be caused as a guy enters the partner. This extra friction can cause a condom to tear. The solution? Use lots of (condom friendly) lube.
7 Well Endowed
Though it’s not a bad complaint to have, if a guy is well endowed, then it often can cause issues in terms of getting a condom to suit them size wise. The condom might not fit correctly and due to this, it might result in it coming off, riding up or bursting during penetration. Not good! The good news is that you can get condoms in varying sizes
so choose one to fit your size and be honest!
8 Tight Vaginal Entrance
Again it’s not a bad complaint to have but in saying that it is also something that can cause extra friction on a condom which can lead to damage during penetration. Just be sure to add plenty condom friendly lube
before you get started and all will be fine.