Re: How effective is an expired condom?
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?
Last edited by Zagreus; 07-22-2005 at 05:32 AM.