Condom Storage Tips

Condoms are very durable, but they can be damaged by extreme heat, extreme cold, and sharp objects. They do expire, so check the expiration date.

Storage Dos and Don’ts

DO store condoms in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight like a bedside drawer or purse.
DO carry condoms with you in a tin, small coin bag, or side pocket to keep them protected.
DO keep extra condoms on hand in case one is expired or damaged or you make a mistake while using it.
DO check for an air bubble to make sure the condom is not damaged.

DON’T store condoms in your glove compartment or any other place that gets extremely cold or hot. This can damage or degrade the condom (e.g., freezing from cold or wearing down from heat).
DON’T keep condoms in a place near sharp objects like pens and scissors, as this can tear the condom or the wrapping, causing the condom to dry out.
DON’T carry condoms your back pocket or wallet. This can cause the condom to wear down and should only be used for temporary storage.