CDC: "Don't wash or reuse condoms!"


It's widely known that condoms are used to help protect against sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancies - if they're used properly.

But the Center for Disease Control (CDC) took the unprecedented step to warn about the dangers of reusing one particular item: condoms.

As a result of this concern, the CDC reminded people via their official Twitter account not to wash and reuse their condoms. "Use a fresh one for each #sex act", the CDC tweeted.

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

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The CDC also issued some more condom-related advice in a second tweet.

"Correctly using male condoms and other barriers like female condoms and dental dams, every time, can reduce (though not eliminate) the risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and viral hepatitis", the CDC said.

"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.

You can check out their website here for more information. "Be sure and check the expiration date before using them!"

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