If it was the month of April, you would thank this was an April Fools joke but the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are all too serious about their warning.
Apparently, the center decided to communicate such important yet seemingly common sense information to the public because in all actuality data is indirectly indicated that it might not be so much common knowledge to everyone engaging in intercourse with protection.
An article from Fox 43, wrote that “the advice was issued as the number of sexually transmitted diseases is on the rise, according to the CDC. Cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis – the three most commonly reported conditions in the nation – all recently reached record highs.”
The Fox 43 article, CDC Warns People Not To Wash, Reuse Condoms, also mentions the chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis statistics for 2015. “There were more than 1.5 million chlamydia cases reported, nearly 400,000 cases of gonorrhea and nearly 24,000 cases of primary and secondary syphilis in 2015.”
The CDC’s direct tweet made on July 27, 2018, that was accompanied by a picture of various colored open rolled out condoms stated, “We say it because people do it.” The tweet went on to read, “Don’t wash or reuse #condoms! Use a fresh one for each #sex act.”
The CDC didn’t stop there. They followed up their public warning not to reuse condoms with an additional warning that “#Condoms don’t last forever.” Followed by the sentence, “Be sure and check the expiration date before using them!”
It’s important to note that whether this sounds funny and silly or might be perceived as common sense or common knowledge, this is crucial information that can help keep people healthy from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) or recently referred to as sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Keep in mind, there are newbies out in the world who are just starting to engage in sexual activities as well as individuals who are just not well versed in the subject matter. These public CDC warnings could very well inform those who don’t have this knowledge already.