7 Dangerous Condom Mistakes That Most Men are Making Leading to HIV infections. Please make sure you’re not making any of the top 7 most dangerous condom mistakes:
Mistake Number 1
Not checking for visible damage. Nearly 75% of people never bother looking for tears or holes — even if they use their teeth to open the packet (don’t!) or snag the con_dom on their jewelry or fingernails.
Mistake Number 2
Not checking the expiration date. Yes, that little date printed on the wrapper is news to 61% of users. Not you, of course! Just don’t confuse the expiration date (EXP) with the manufacture date (MFG). Con_doms last a lot longer than even Twinkies — up to 5 years for plain ones, though only 2 years or so for those with a spe_rmicide, which gradually breaks down the latex. But con_doms kept in men’s wallets get toasty from body heat, which can considerably shorten a cond_om’s life expectancy (and maybe yours). If a con_dom is sticky or brittle, toss it.
Mistake Number 3
Not discussing con_dom use beforehand. Yes, 60% of people say it doesn’t work out well when a partner springs con_doms on them at the last minute. The more both partners discuss (and even practice) using con_doms, the better things will go when the big moment comes. (Find out more about staying in top se_xual condition for your partner.)