We can’t believe this needs to be said, but because the movie Idiocracy is apparently an instruction manual for the some people, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had to recently remind people not wash or reuse condoms. Yes, really.
“We say it because people do it. Don’t wash or reuse condoms! Use a fresh one for each sex act,” the CDC reminded us. If you need to be reminded not to wash or reuse condoms you should definitely be using condoms.
— CDC STD (@CDCSTD) July 23, 2018
Please for the love of all that is good and holy, don’t reuse or wash a condom. If you really need a condom and can’t afford one, any decent gay bar will have a bowl of condoms, lube, and dental dams on the bar. And honestly, we don’t know why every bar doesn’t have a bowl of condoms, lube, and dental dams on the bar.
From the CDC website:
Correctly using male condoms and other barriers like female condoms and dental dams, every time, can reduce (though not eliminate) the risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and viral hepatitis. They can also provide protection against other diseases that may be transmitted through sex like Zika and Ebola. Using male and female condoms correctly, every time, can also help prevent pregnancy.