What if my external condom (male) is expired?
Before using a condom, you should always check the expiration date and give the wrapper a thorough inspection.
To make sure your condom is still intact, first press on the wrapper – you should feel a little bit of air. If you can feel the air cushion, it means that the outside of the wrapper has not been damaged or punctured.
While still pressing on the wrapper, feel for the slip-slide feeling of the lube. (This will not work with non-lubricated condoms.) When condoms are left in the heat or punctured, the lube can dry or leak out which in turn dries out the condom, weakening it and making it more likely to break in the action.
If your condom is expired or the packaging is damaged, use a new condom.
Store your condoms in a cool, dry place.
Try a different method: implant; IUD; Pill; ring; injectable