How Condoms Could Save Your Life In More Ways Than One

Condoms are a popular form of birth control and have the added advantage they can protect us from sexually transmitted infections. Every year in the US, the country celebrates National Condom Week, which sees lots of people being given free condoms in a bid to bring down the levels of unwanted pregnancies and sexual diseases. Now, correspondents are thinking of ingenious uses for condoms, to push the profile of the birth control even more.

Health and safety?

The Oklahoma Daily says that condoms could be used to cover our hands if we need to administer first aid where no other cross-contamination facilities are available! The thin rubber would stop bugs moving from our hands to wounds, while also protecting us from any pathogens in the blood of the person we’re attending too. But condom’s aren’t just for first aid, according to the paper. It claims that the birth control helped someone survive when they fell overboard from a cruise ship. The woman blew up several condoms to keep herself afloat until help arrived – giving us another reason to take them with us if we’re going on holiday. Condoms could also be used to prevent accidents by extinguishing barbecues or small outside fires, as we can carry water from a source – like a lake – to the location of the hot coals, says the paper.

At home and away

Condoms can also help us organise our coins at home. We can put different denominations into separate condoms so we can keep track of how much we’re saving much more easily. As well as helping us to stay up-to-date with our finances, condoms may even be used in our hair and beauty routine. The paper explains that cutting off the tips of the a condom then rolling it up and covering it in thread could function as a hair band. Out of the home, condoms can be inflated and used as a fishing bobber so we can cast lines further out from the shore and possibly catch bigger fish. These show that a condom is more than contraception, but it’s always worth remembering that they function best as birth control and are 98 per cent effective when they’re used correctly.

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