I've heard the older they are, the more likely they are to break/tear. And I'm pretty sure they put an expirely date on them for a reason, but I have no idea how much leeway there is with the date. If that's a risk you're willing to take, you go right ahead. I wouldn't though...
My co-worker gave me some free condoms today from the Dr's office she works at; I noticed that on the back of them the expo was in June of 05.Which is just last month.They're still good,right?
It's not going to be good in May and fall apart in June. The expiry date would be very conservative and mostly likely meant to get you to buy more condoms (that is their business right?). That condom is just fine to use.
Yes, but the expiration date on the ones I recently purchased is 2009. That means the condoms from your friend could easily be 4 years old or better. Why don't you call a family planning center or check for an 800 number for information at a condom manufacturer and ask about the expiration date. I'd say that if you have no other means of protection, an "expired" condom is probably better than no condom but not as safe as one that's not expired. And safety should be your primary concern.
After all, the doctor's office where your friend works wasn't going to give them to their patients. That's why your friend gave them to you, I'll wager. The doctor told them to get rid of them. Now, if these condoms aren't good enough for the patients who visit that office, why would they be good enough for you?
They do give them to their patients acually.Taking free condoms is just an employee perk.Some of them don't expire for another 6 yrs and the other brand expired last month.I asked her about it today and she said they should still be fine and that she's been using them and didn't know they expired,but will bring me some from a newer box tomorrow anyway.
Last edited by greenfairy84; 07-22-2005 at 07:38 PM.