Can a Condom Wrapper Break While It's in Your Wallet?enteenshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/T-expertAnswers-enHD-AR1.jpgFind out what the experts have to say.teen, teens, advice, condoms, rubber, rubbers, condom break, broken, wrapper, rapper, carry, best, best way to carry a condom, pockets, wallets, purses, prophylactics, hat, raincoat, flunky, melesia, birth control, safe sex, condums, protection, storing condoms, how to use condoms, damaged condoms04/09/201010/08/201810/08/2018Amy W. Anzilotti, MD10/01/201885ab7b7e-169c-4820-b94e-ead772d8e517https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/storing-condoms.html/<p><em>Can a condom wrapper break while it's in your wallet?<br /> &ndash; Alisia*<br /> </em><br /> Yes. Carrying a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/contraception-condom.html/">condom</a> in your wallet, where it may get folded or sat on, can break or tear&nbsp;the wrapper. But even if the wrapper looks fine, the condom inside might not be. Condoms can get pretty worn out if they're carried around in a wallet. That means they can break more easily. Another problem with carrying condoms in a wallet is that it's easy to leave them there for a long time. Older condoms are also more likely to break when used.<br /> <br /> So what's the best way to carry condoms? Start by keeping a&nbsp;supply at home in a bedside drawer or somewhere they won't be affected by&nbsp;temperature changes and humidity. Then, before you go out, put a few in your purse or jacket pocket. (You can put any unopened condoms back with your supply after you get home.)</p> <p>Body heat is another thing that causes condom material to break down over time. It's OK to carry condoms in a front pocket for a few hours, but try not to put condoms in a back pocket where they'll get bent or sat on. And don't carry condoms in the same pocket as keys or other things that could tear the wrapper.</p> <p>To help you remember to take&nbsp;condoms with you, keep them in the same place as your phone, wallet, or other items that you can't leave home without. You'll be less likely to forget your condoms&nbsp;if you see them as you pick&nbsp;up something you always carry with you!</p> <p><em>*Names have been changed to protect user privacy.</em></p>
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