The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recently tweeted a public service announcement reminding folks to not “wash or re-use condoms.”
The informative tweet read, “We say it because people do it: Don’t wash or reuse #condoms! Use a fresh one for each #sex act.”
We say it because people do it: Don’t wash or reuse #condoms! Use a fresh one for each #sex act. https://t.co/o3SPayRf9m pic.twitter.com/AwkPqE9YMl
— CDC STD (@CDCSTD) July 23, 2018
Now, I trust and believe that if the CDC, one of the foremost leaders on treating/preventing HIV, is tweeting it, it’s for a reason.
But – SRSLY? Folks have to be told condoms are a one and done kinda thing?
The Twitterverse thought this seemed a bit obvious, but then decided to have some fun.
“Hold on babe, let me just grab one off the clothes line…”
— Charles Hall (@CharlesHaHaHall) July 25, 2018
Well, what the hell am I supposed to with all these condoms in the dishwasher now?
— What a Stupid Time to be Alive (@mrd125) July 25, 2018
People do that??? pic.twitter.com/4hsBBoW1vE
— Cecil (@transyurochka) July 24, 2018
People really out here reusing condoms?! pic.twitter.com/VQ7NZ1ZG9y
— sabraaaaa (@curlygalsay) July 25, 2018
So, to be clear:
Yes – always use a condom to protect yourself from infections ranging from HIV to many other STDs.
Yes – You should check the condom before using to make sure it’s not damaged.
No – Don’t keep condoms in your wallet as friction and heat are not a condom’s friends.
And no – don’t reuse condoms. Please dispose of them sensibly.
For more info, click over to the CDC website here.