By Neecey • •
It's important to know how to store condoms if you are sexually active. Giving them the best storage conditions retains their integrity and ensures they will do their job properly. Before we go into the best and worst places to store your condoms, there's three other important reminders about using condoms:
Always check the expiration date. Expired condoms can become dry or brittle, causing them to potentially break during use.
Wherever and however you store your condoms, they must be kept in their original wrappers in a cool, dry place away from sunlight in its original wrapper. This will preserve the condition of the condom.
And remember, before you use the condom, even if it is not expired, it is still good to check it for any holes or rips.
Here are the Best Places to Store Your Condoms:
Keeping your condoms in a tin will help preserve the condition of the condoms and is a discreet way to keep your condoms hidden.
Do not keep it in your everyday wallet as frequent use of your wallet can cause the condom to wear down and possible tear the wrapping, causing the condom to dry out.
This will keep your condoms hidden and cool.
If you are worried about your partner, roommate, or parent being nosy, then put them in a piece of clothing that can disguise it.
Just make sure to keep them away from sharp objects such as pens or pencils and do not crush the condoms under heavy books.
If you have a jewelry box with multiple compartments, this can be a great secret storage area. Do not store the condoms where you keep other jewelry since earrings, necklaces, or bracelets can possibly rip the wrapper of the condom.
Keep the bag in the bathroom or dorm room or bedroom.
Just don't hollow out that well-thumbed copy of The Joy of Sex.
Here are the Worst Places to Store Your Condoms:
Storing condoms in your wallet, then putting your wallet in your back pocket, is a bad idea. Between the friction of your body movements, sitting down, and body heat, the condom can be worn down. If you want to have the condom on hand and need to keep it in your wallet, make sure it is a new, fresh condom out of the pack that same day. And be sure to check the condom before use.
Although you may think this would be a great spot since you can lock your car and keep your condoms handy while you're out, the heat from the car can wear down the condom.
Freezing or refrigerating condoms will not keep them fresh. It will only affect the material and condition of the condom.
It is important to store your condoms in a dry, cool area. The change in outside temperature and other weather conditions can negatively affect the condition of the condoms.
While some of these points may seem like common sense, you'd be surprised where people store their condoms! Keeping them in the best condition possible is the only way to guarantee they'll be able to do their job in protecting you and your partner.
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