New Delhi: We use condoms to prevent sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies. But there are many things about condoms that very few people would be fully aware of.
Just as we check the expiration date of any medicine or other medical device from the medical store, we should also check the expiration date of our condom. When you buy a condom, you need to see its expiration date on your packet. You should also know that apart from the expiration date, condoms break down quickly due to some reasons.
Many carry condoms in their purses and do not use them for long periods of time. If you keep a condom in your wallet, it can be damaged by friction and there is a possibility of it getting damaged quickly. In addition, if the condom is kept in a hot place, its quality is damaged.
Condoms made of synthetic materials have a longer lifespan than condoms made of natural materials. Generally, this type of condom is safe for about 4-5 years. At the same time, condoms made from natural ingredients are perishable. If spermicide is used in the manufacture of condoms, its shelf life is reduced. So keep this in mind when buying condoms in such situations.
Many people are also skeptical about the risks of using an expired condom, so for such people, first of all, do not use an expired item, not just an expired condom. It can get you in trouble. After the condom expires, its components begin to weaken. Using this type of condom can be dangerous for you.