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Condoms safe in wallet?

Sep 21, 2000

Why shouldn't I carry a condom in a wallet? What effect does heat have on a condom?

Response from Mr. Kull

A general rule of thumb: condoms should not be subjected to changes in temperature. It is best to store them in a cool place. Leaving a condom in sunlight, a wallet, or your car's glove compartment, will potentially weaken the latex. Condoms that are old (check the expiration date) or that have been stepped on, crushed, discolored, or washed with your laundry should be thrown out. You get the idea.

It's okay to put a condom in your pocket or wallet before going out. Just don't leave it in there for a long time. Manufacturers also make condom wallets or key chain condom holders that will provide more protection to the latex. Try visiting Condomania's website for some fun alternatives.


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