Cleaning up my apartment, I just found a few dozen condoms, dating from who-knows-when?, and they seem pretty well sealed up to me, so I’m not sure if I shouldn’t throw them out or keep them:
they are mostly inside of boxes (Ramses 6-packs), still sealed with tape marked “tamper resistant” across the part where you’d crack them open, and inside those sealed boxes, I assume the individual condoms are further sealed within plastic.
I also found some loose condoms (all of them were inside a briefcase I haven’[t used in quite a while–not sure what I was thinking at the time), still sealed in plastic. Are the double-sealed ones any more more likely to be reliable than the loose ones? I’d feel awful stupid pitching condoms out that were perfectly good, but if I can’t date any of these, what to do? Would you pitch them:
a) never, as long as they’d been sealed
b) after 5 years, which is the least old they could be
c) after 10 years, which is probably the oldest they could be
4) now, on general principles