Use an Old Condom.
expired condom

This is expired. Throw it away.


Remember that thing on the previous page about how condoms and wallets don't mix? It's not just the heat-friction combo ... there's also the out-of-sight, out-of-mind factor. That sad, lonely condom, tucked between old receipts and tattered bills, may be long past its prime by the time anyone has a need for it. Condoms have expiration dates for a reason – old latex becomes brittle, even if it's been stored somewhere with much better climate control than a back pocket.

First step: Check the date on the package. If it's in the past, pitch it. Second step: Look at the condom itself. If it's dried out, sticky or brittle, it's too old to use. Throw it away.