CDC: Do not wash or reuse condoms

CDC warns people not to wash reuse condoms as STD cases reach record highs

CDC warns people not to wash reuse condoms as STD cases reach record highs

"I'm not sure why people would reuse a condom, condoms are readily available, they are very cheap and most of our Northern Health sites from across Northern BC throughout our communities that are publicly funded and free and available for folks".

The agency tweeted the reminder last week urging people to "use a fresh one for each sex act".

It's widely known that condoms are used to help protect against sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancies - if they're used properly.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned the people that do not use the condom again.

The US government wants you to know that washing and reusing your condoms is gross and wrong, as well as unhealthy. Further not more than one condom must be used at a time.

Take this to heart.

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The post has since gone viral, with more than 1,000 retweets and 1,600 likes.

"We say it because people do it", the CDC tweeted.

The reaction GIF was absolutely spot-on.

When people use the condom more than one time, then it reduces the protective effect of condoms as it causes breakage, slippage, or leakage by using it again, told BuzzFeed, Dr. Elizabeth Torrone, who is an epidemiologist at the CDC's Division of STD Prevention.

And another wrote, hopefully with their tongue firmly in their cheek: "Well, what the hell am I supposed to with all these condoms in the dishwasher now?"

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