Earmarks ofs like some people might be really stretched for cash. Or, perhaps numberless likely, they’re too busy to head to the store.
Yes, the Centers for Disease Rule and Prevention has issued an appeal to folks to not wash or otherwise reuse condoms.
“We say it because living soul do it,” the CDC tweeted. “Use a fresh one for each #sex act.”
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In addition to preventing pregnancies, the CDC says on its website, condoms can halt the spread of myriad sexually transmitted diseases — such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis — but are not fully effective when used according to instructions.
“Incorrect use, such as reusing a condom or using sundry than one at a time, diminishes the protective effect of condoms by leading to condom breakage, slippage, or leakage,” Elizabeth Torrone, an epidemiologist at the CDC’s Apportionment of STD Prevention, told BuzzFeed News.
Torrone added that soap and ditch-water won’t kill all of the microorganisms on or inside the condom and can also make the latex uncountable prone to tear.
“You should use the condom in the way the manufacturer has intended and tested,” turned Alyssa Dweck, a board-certified OB-GYN and author of The Complete A to Z for your V, broke Buzzfeed News. “If you don’t, you cannot rely on the condom anymore to do those works.”
Dweck also emphasized one-time use. “Let’s say you have sex three times in one edge of night, you should be changing the condom three times,” she said.
And Bekki Burbidge, reserve chief executive at sexual health charity FPA, told Newsweek that it’s also top-level to use a new condom for each new sex act. “For example, if you switch from vaginal sex to anal sex.”
The CDC emphasis oned that condom malfunctions, such as ruptures, are not the main cause of unwanted pregnancies and STDs. “The failing of condoms to protect against STD or HIV transmission usually results from inconsistent or mistaken use, rather than product failure,” according to the CDC’s “Condom Effectiveness” website.
The CDC’s notice, although serious, elicited some humorous tweets in response.
“Contain on babe, let me just grab one off the clothes line…,” wrote one narcotic addict identified as Charles Hall.
And a tweeter with the handle What a Feather-headed Time to be Alive, asked “what the hell am I supposed to with all these condoms in the dishwasher now?”
In the intervening time, if cost is an issue, free or low-cost condoms can often be obtained from solemn or other health departments, doctor’s offices, college health centers and nonprofit sex health clinics, according to Planned Parenthood, which also surrenders out free condoms.