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CEC523
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My boyfriend got Trojan mint tingle condoms free at a concert. Should we give these a try or throw them out along with the warming sensation ones?

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JamsessionVT
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I wouldn't trust condoms that were just handed out at a concert. I don't know anything about the type of condom (mint tingle?) but you have no idea how long they have been sitting around, what they've been exposed to, etc.

I'd chuck 'em.


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CEC523
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Well, Planned Parenthood gives them out so I'd assume they were fine date-wise and all that. I was just worried about the brand.

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DarkChild717
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As far as the brand itself, flavored condoms are really for oral sex. The sugars used in the flavor are not healthy for your vagina.

Though, how were they packaged? In a box, or just in their plastic wrappers?

If you really want to try them, pick up a few at Planned Parenthood, like you mentioned. They're more likely to have been well cared for.


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Actually, as far as I can find, whatever the lubricant is made with as far as flavor is concerned, isn't specifically vagina unfriendly. I have yet to find an actual list of ingredients, but everything I'm seeing says they're great for foreplay or intercourse. Still, anything minty in my vagina I think would be a large N-O on the "it's a feeling I want down there" scale.

On the note of not being able to actually FIND the ingredients of the lubricant they use, maybe that's a sign they're better off not tried out for intercoruse anyway, unless someone can find a more definitive answer.

Still, I think as far as intercourse goes, regfular condoms you obtained yourself are a safer bet than ones handed out anywhere or with special ingredients, regardless of where they were supposed to come from.


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