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tbelle
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How do you know if a condom has torn? And also, if it does, how big of a tear matters? is it possible for the condom to have a tear so tiny that you wouldn't know it? Would enough semen spill out to make someone pregnant?


I'm worried. I used a condom with my partner and I'm obsessing over the possibility that maybe it had a tear, but I have no evidence or reason to even suspect that at all.

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Heather
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Ever seen a balloon after it's popped? A torn or busted condom looks pretty much like that. It tends to be very obvious.

Teeny-tiny tears can happen, but generally only because a condom wasn't stored in a place where something didn't poke at it, or because it was open improperly. And a tiny tear is generally going to turn into a bigger one you can see during use of the condom.

So, so long as your store them in a sound place and open then with your hands, not teeth, you don't have to worry about tiny tears.

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tbelle
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OK, that's really good to know. He had them in his pocket for only a few hours so I think it was ok.
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