Novel Use for a Condom!

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Introduction: Novel Use for a Condom!


Step 1: Injured?

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...

Step 2: Try This!

Condoms are very stretchable, and they make an ideal covering that will allow you to take a shower while keeping your bandage/injury water-free! It's easy and effective! Just cut the end off the condom and you will be able to stretch it over the bandaged area as shown.

Step 3: Enjoy Your Shower!

Now you can safely take a shower AND follow your doctor's advice. I hope you enjoyed my first Instructable!


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    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.

    Couldn't this cut off the circulation in your leg...

    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.

    hahahahahahahahaha! Great!