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.
2. Not checking the expiration date. Yes, that little date printed on the wrapper is news to 61% of users. Con_doms last very long – 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. If a con_dom is sticky or brittle, toss it.