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So you've got a nasty cut or other injury and your doctor has advised you not to get it wet. You're dying to take a shower...
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alcurb9 months ago

I wonder if that is one of those things you can use in an emergency for a profusely bleeding gash, until the EMS arrives, or will it balloon out if no pressure is applied to the wound? I'm not going to test it myself, but I'll have it in mind next time I encounter a similar situation and I have an unused unlubricated condom at reach.

164052 years ago
Couldn't this cut off the circulation in your leg...
jongscx7 years ago
do they make unlubricated Trojan Magnums? I would think that would be the best for this application.
IVe got a ton of Magnums that are going to expire soon
Unlubricated condoms might hurt for people who have hairy legs. On the other hand, I don't know if the lubricant is "safe" when in contact to injuries.
well, i dont think its dangerous, since its most of the time made on a water base, and it isnt that much, just dont take extra lubricant :P
I'm not certain about this but I sort of recall reading years ago [when "lubricated" condoms first came on the market] that the lubricant is SILICONE, and Silicone is not hazardous. IF it were, then a lubricated condom could not exist!!!!!
No, they have lubricated condoms, just look at your local drug-store or convenience store... They can't use OIL-based lubricants because it damages the latex that almost all condoms are made of.
Morrighan4 years ago
hahahahahahahahaha! Great!
well there u go, the excuse that they dont wanna wear a condom because its too small for them is out the door...(i didnt buy it anyway) skinny legs maybe, but if the condom can stretch that much,....then i know u can deal with it for what 10-15 Seconds...LOL so that was not nice, but anyway i'm pretty sure the lube is on the outside of the condom????? and noone said it was lubed at all.........and its just a quick shower......geeezzz not like they going swimming across the ocean.......
 I would quite happily agree with the too small, but you will find that in its thicksets form, ie rolled up, its harder to stretch.
Gage9875 years ago
And know your leg is protected from STDs and having babies
555mst5556 years ago
eeww...ur leg will get all lubed
haha i can remember a few years ago i nearly got a hamster and i had the Amazing idea of filling up 3 balloons with helium Tying them to a yoghurt pot and Making the hamster fly with a remote parachute i made I tried the three balloons with Flour equivilent to the hamsters weight but it didnt work after many days of Boredom I got a few condoms Sealed the ends with A soldering iron (left a lil hole) Filled it up with helium I had to go outside lol as it was Bigger than my kitchen ceiling and Secured it with a Zip tie to not let air escape And I made 3 of these about 6 foot each And IT Flew without a problem Lol didnt even pop when i shot it with a airsoft gun When it got too high . (it did with my potato cannon) lol Gd ible
petuljak6 years ago
By the looks of it I presume that your blood flow seized and your leg fell off.
eriklares7 years ago
thats up there with using a tampon to plug a bullet hole, lol, nice idea.
Ahh, the many uses of contraceptives...
Jake-off7 years ago
shouldn't you wash out the lube first. its probably just as bad. and you would have to wash it off later
You know, there are condoms with no lube. My brother used those to water/dusproof his mobile phones while he was in archeology.
jesus christ man, i was just pointing something out that wasn't explained in the instructable. do you really have to get all over me like that
I apologies for that, little outburst there, i was a little drunk and angry. i shouldn't have taken it out on you
No problem, I didn't take it as a aggressive reaction against me but as a overly sensitive reaction. Feel free to get drunk any time, but never feel free to do something stupid, even when drunk. Cheers!
Obsessive7 years ago
This would be a marvelous idea for someone in a cast! (But I think you'd have to use two) Good idea. : )
Psyha7 years ago
Yeah, that looks like more of a tourniquet than a waterproof covering. You might want to remove that quickly. I once tested a condom's stretch ability. We could stretch it lengthwise across a medium bathroom, and blown up it was bout the size of two small watermelons. Very nice.
soldiers also put condoms over the muzzle of their gun to keep the barrel dry when they dont have a plug. or so i've heard.
It is nice to know that these things stretch that much! Being a white male;I have never" pushed the envelope "that far!Ha.
Try blowing one of those suckers up some time. They turn into excellent blimps!
mmm boysenberry pie bal- i mean blimps... jk
viven phyzome7 years ago
I already had used them for my project to create a blimp it was around 2.5 feet long and 1feet in dia it was awesome as the material is soft light and stretchable and mylar costs too much but yeah very skinny legs
LUCCHINA (author)  doctorbigdaddy7 years ago
might want to have someone with a medical background look at this one. would seem something so tight might cut off the circulation to the limb. kudos for resourcefulness though, (but still sort of sorry you have to find "better uses" for your condom stash!)
LUCCHINA (author)  Big Beer Man7 years ago
This trick is used by doc or other from medical stuff... Especially for babies feet... Thanks for commenting.
starshimmer7 years ago
So now you have lube on your bandage instead of water..yay
LUCCHINA (author)  starshimmer7 years ago
Hehe !
babyboi5127 years ago
nice legs haha
volund7 years ago
they make great water balloons too :D, just fill em in a rubber made tub and dump em off a roof at college.
hondagofast7 years ago
My grandfather invented the machine that mass-produces condoms. You better thank the Keller family. T_T
LUCCHINA (author)  hondagofast7 years ago
I do ! Your grandfather a great inventor !
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