CDC: Condoms are not meant to be reused

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tweeted on its sexually transmitted disease site that condoms are for single use.

Correctly using male condoms, female condoms and dental dams every time, can reduce the risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and viral hepatitis.

Though most people think this is a no-brainer, the CDC says some Americans are still reusing condoms.

The agency's advice is to "use a fresh one for each sex act", with a link in the tweet directing users to a CDC page on condom effectiveness and how to correctly use the contraception.

Hello, here's some news you can use: If you are having sex with a condom, do not remove it, wash it, hang it up to dry like a little pillowcase, and then reuse it. Condoms are ONE HIT WONDERS, like toilet paper or cupcake wrappers.

Health officials are reminding people that condoms are not reusable.

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Take this to heart.

Health experts say reusing condoms could introduce something foreign into the condom, and you don't know if the integrity is still there.

This is because it's more likely to slip off or tear the second time around - and no-one wants that.

"People really out here reusing condoms?!" said one shocked tweeter.

One user, champale mami, wrote: "I'm just upset that this is something that people needed to be told".

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