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I am wondering: Is if safe to use condoms a month or two after their expiration date? Is the expiration date a general guideline, or do you need to toss them as soon as the expiration date says.

The expiration date on condoms is put out very far in advance.  So if you bought condoms today, it should not surprise you to see an expiration date in 2015 or 2016.  So if you have condoms that expired a month or two ago, then you probably bought them in 2010 or 2011.  I would consider where the condoms have been.  If they have been in a closed drawer, then there is a chance they are still good.  If they have been in a suitcase or carried in clothing or otherwise exposed to the environment, then I say don't use them.

You're relying on condoms to protect you from a fatal disease or unwanted children.  It would be a good idea to err on the side of caution.

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