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Here's why you should never store condom in your wallet, or pocket

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Aug 25, 2018, 12:06 pm IST
Updated : Aug 25, 2018, 12:06 pm IST

A damaged condom can make a person using it susceptible to STI's and keeping them in pockets also makes it easier for it to pick up germs.

One should also reconsider storing them in your bathroom or on window sills, if they are your locations of choice. (Photo: Pixabay)
 One should also reconsider storing them in your bathroom or on window sills, if they are your locations of choice. (Photo: Pixabay)

It is a common knowledge that many people carry a condom in their wallet, in case some spontaneous actions between the sheets take place. However, new studies suggest that one should perhaps think twice before reaching out for the old rubber in moment of high passion.

In a story published in The Sun, according to the clinical lead at FPA, a sexual healthy charity, storing condoms in wallets or pockets is not a good idea.

Speaking to Metro, Karin O'Sullivan says that heat, moisture, friction and light can affect the quality of condoms and make them less effectively.

Wallets or pockets may be too warm for condoms, and with rising temperature, the latex can weaken, making them susceptible to swimming.

Not only those, experts opine that pockets or bags often have sharp objects such as keys which can tear the condom.

A damaged condom can make a person using it susceptible to STI's and keeping them in pockets also makes it easier for it to pick up germs.

One should also reconsider storing them in your bathroom or on window sills, if they are your locations of choice.

This is because moisture, heat or direct sunlight can also damage them.

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