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The lifespan of a condom is between one and five years, depending on the material it is made from and conditions under which it is stored. Many make the mistake of using condoms past their expiration date, but doing so may mean that you are not getting the protection against sexually transmitted diseases STDs or pregnancy that you expect. Most health and medical products have an expiration date, and condoms are no exception. The material that condoms are made from is what dictates expiration dates, as some are more resilient to the effects of time than others.
How can I tell when a condom was made? Do condoms expire?
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One of the most frequently asked questions here at Rip n Roll is "How can I tell when a condom was made? This question is usually prefaced by "I found a condom in my husband or boyfriends car or pants and he swears it is an old condom that was just laying around, but how can I tell when it was made"? The truth is easy to find out by just looking at the expiration date on the condom. Most all condoms have a 5 year expiration date from the time of manufacture but condoms that contain spermicide will only have a 3 year expiration date. So looking at the expiration date in the image above you can see this condom expires on January 31, which means this condom was manufactured 5 years ago on January 31,