Condoms Break — Here Are 6 Reasons Why It Happens


Be sure to check your condom wrappers for the expiration date and take note so that you can use them before that date, explains Carrie Smith, vice president of product development at Cake, a sexual health and wellness company that makes condoms. If a condom is expired, the material (whether latex, polyurethane, or lambskin) may have degraded and lost its strength and will be more likely to tear. There should be a little air bubble in the package that you can feel if you lightly squeeze the wrapper, according to Planned Parenthood. This signifies that the package has not broken open, and so the condom itself will be in good condition. If a condom is torn, dry, stiff, or sticky, toss it.

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