CDC confirms condoms are not meant to be reused

  • CDC confirms condoms are not meant to be reused

CDC confirms condoms are not meant to be reused

Condoms are used widely as it can help in preventing unwanted pregnancies and protecting against sexually transmitted infections (STI) when condoms are used in a good manner.

The CDC issued another bit of advice about safe sex practice in a second tweet.

This announcement comes as the CDC is also making sure men who have sex with men know they are now especially at risk of contracting Shigella - an infection with symptoms like diarrhoea, fever and abdominal pain - through rimming.

According to British news website The Independent, a CDC health report in 2017 showed that only one-third of Americans use condoms.

It may sound like an odd reminder, but the CDC tweeted "We say it because people do it".

The US government wants you to know that washing and reusing your condoms is gross and wrong, as well as unhealthy.

Whether the CDC's warning actually influences people to not reuse condoms remains to be seen, but it has led to a lot of hilarious snark. Cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis - the three most commonly reported conditions in the nation - all recently reached record highs. However, they are designed for single use only.

Apart from using condoms for one time sexual encounter, the experts also recommend not storing condoms in wallets and be aware of their expiration dates.