Should I Carry a Condom in my Wallet?
If you’re reading this article then congratulations! You’re getting laid. Or perhaps you carry a wallet that expires in one month? Don’t get disheartened at least your optimistic.
Although I’m joking I get a strange amount of requests for people looking for a wallet that better fits a condom. This got me thinking about the logistics of this and whether or not it’s a good idea in the first place. After reading some articles I think I’ve found the answer.
The Condom Problem
The main issue with carrying a condom comes down to how the condom will cope being squished between you cards and cash on a daily basis. Wallets offer a tight fit (that’s what she said) so it’s a good reason to believe that storing a condom in a wallet for prolonged periods of time could cause damage. If that was to ever happen then you might as well throw your wallet out – kids ain’t cheap.
My first bit of research led me to an article by Lifestyle regarding the proper storage of a condom. It mentions a few self explanatory details and then this:
‘Keeping condoms in your wallet is not a good idea, according to the National Institutes of Health. Friction from opening and closing your wallet can cause them to deteriorate in quality. Instead, keep them in a safe container in a bag or purse’. – LifeStyle.
Well that’s a good sign. The first article I come across and they already condom storing johnnys in a wallet. Let’s keep researching.
The next article I read was by a website called KidsHealth. They were pretty blunt with their opinion on the issue saying:
‘Yes. Carrying a condom in your wallet, where it may get folded or sat on, can break or tear the wrapper. But even if the wrapper looks fine, the condom inside might not be. Condoms can get pretty worn out if they’re carried around in a wallet. That means they can break more easily. Another problem with carrying condoms in a wallet is that it’s easy to leave them there for a long time. Older condoms are also more likely to break when used’. – KidsHealth.
Although no actual scientific research has been done on the issue using common sense here is probably the best way to go. If there’s any chance that you could get a girl pregnant then I’d say to play it safe and store your condoms elsewhere. Either that or just go bareback.
So which wallet is best for condom storage?
If you really must carry a condom then I’ve come up with a few suggestions with which wallets might be best for you. If frickson is the issue (and it seems to be) then a lot of wallets exist that provide a pocket of empty space where you can guarantee that no damage will be done to the condom in question. Because of this we’re limited to more hardcased wallets ones made from perhaps wood, plastic or even metal. Let’s take a look at a few.
Although quite a small clamshell design the Zenlet could effectively store a wallet. With a sleek design and more than ample functionality I think the Zenlet could pass the condom test easily. For our full review on this wallet click here.
The Flipside wallet is probably the best wallet for this purpose. This big bulky wallet is more like a mini travel case and should be able to carry all your sexual needs. Check it out on there website here.