Condoms last for a long time but you should always check the expiration date printed on the wrapper or box. Open condoms carefully so you don’t damage them, don’t use your teeth or scissors.

Yes. Condoms are very effective in preventing HIV and many other STDs when used the right way every time. Condoms may prevent the spread of other STDs like Human Papillomavirus (HPV, genital or venereal warts) or genital herpes, only when the condom covers the infected areas or sores.

All SMC’s condoms adhere to quality assurance. These include electronic testing, water leak test, air burst test and strength test.

No, reuse of any condom is not recommended. A new condom should be used every time you have intercourse.

No. When used as directed, condoms are effective in preventing pregnancy and are the only form of contraception that also can prevent STIs. This is why it is important to follow directions for correct use.

No. The thickness of the condom doesn't necessarily correspond to safety. Please make sure to read the instruction manual.

All SMC’s condoms come with adequate lubrication. However, you can always add more as long as the lubricant is either water-based or silicone-based. Oil-based lubricants, like baby oil or petroleum jelly, can weaken latex, and therefore, should not be used. Please make sure to always check the instructions for use when choosing a lubricant for use with a condom.

There is little evidence for the benefits of using 2 or more condoms. It is generally not recommended because of concerns that friction between the condoms could increase the chance of breakage.