Lesson learnt - check the expiry date BEFORE using condoms!

 
Anonymous, 25, Australia

Anonymous, 25, Australia

 
 

We had been flirting with each other all semester and finally did the deed after a few drinks to celebrate the end of examinations.

I wasn't on the pill then, but he had condoms. I thought, "great! we're safe then." After we finished, he asked me how long condoms can be kept for, because he hadn't used them in a long time. I checked his box of condoms and they expired one year ago. Not wanting to risk it I left in the morning and went to the pharmacy on my way home and got the morning after pill. The peace of mind was worth it. Lesson learnt - check the expiry date BEFORE using condoms!

 

 

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