CDC Warns Americans To Stop Washing Condoms To Reuse Them

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Here’s something to make you feel better about yourself: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has sent a message to Americans warning them not to ‘wash and reuse condoms’.

That’s right. Does the Americans-being-thick stereotype actually ring true? Certainly seems it if they’re all squeezing Fairy liquid into their johnnies.

Research has found as many as three per cent of people have tried to reuse condoms.

ICYMI, condoms effectively reduce your chances of contracting sexually transmitted infections and prevent unwanted pregnancy. If used properly, that is.

You shove a couple of Trojan’s in the dishwasher however, and you might be asking for trouble.

CDC tweeted:

We say it because people do it: Don’t wash or reuse #Condoms! Use a fresh one for each #sex act.

MailOnline reports the most common mistakes people make when using a condom are putting in on too late (as many as 50% of respondents) or whipping it off too soon (up to 44.7%).

Condoms stretch back (don’t stretch them) to 11,000 B.C. in France. The first known depiction of people using a condom was found in a French cave drawing.

The smutty drawing depicted a man engaged in a sexual act with what historians believe included him wearing some sort of animal skin for protection. Granted, there wasn’t a lot of choice when it came to condoms, so guys had to work with whatever was lying around in the cave. Usually dead animals.

Skip forward a few thousand years in condom history, and the contraceptive appears once again in both Egyptian hieroglyphics and Greek mythology, say All That’s Interesting.

Egyptians wore loincloths to protect their bits from both exposure to the sun and injury. Some historians claim that men would wrap their business in the thin sheets of linen to protect from insect bites while in flagrante.

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One of the earliest references to condoms in ancient Greece centres around King Minos of Crete. Greek mythology tells of Minos having ‘serpents and scorpions’ in his semen and using some sort of contraceptive to ‘protect’ his wife.

They’ve certainly come a long way.

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