The CDC tweeted in July, "We say it because people do it: Don't wash or reuse #condoms!"
When condoms are properly used, they can prevent pregnancy, reduce the risk of sexually transmitted diseases and may protect against other diseases like Zika and Ebola that spread, among other ways, through sexual contact.
The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s Division of STD Prevention has tweeted an apparently timely reminder regarding the public's condom use: make it a one-and-done.More news: Princess Eugenie was royally told off for breaking protocol
The Atlanta-based health agency also advises that people use "use a new condom for every act of vaginal, anal and oral sex throughout the entire sex act".
She says while this is not a common issue, re-using a condom can have negative impacts on you and your partner. If people do find that cost is a barrier for them to accessing condoms please reach out to our community sites or primary care clinics.
Take this to heart. The CDC also added that those people who are sexually active not to wash the condom.More news: Critics of nation-state law misunderstand Israel's constitutional system
This is because it's more likely to slip off or tear the second time around - and no-one wants that. Dr. Elizabeth Torrone, an epidemiologist at the CDC's Division of STD Prevention, told BuzzFeed that by using a condom a couple of times, it diminishes the protective effect of condoms and can cause breakage, slippage, or leakage.
And another wrote, hopefully with their tongue firmly in their cheek: "Well, what the hell am I supposed to with all these condoms in the dishwasher now?"More news: Death toll rises to 52 in Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen's Hodeidah