If your partner pulls one out of his wallet or glove compartment, make a quick trip to the closest pharmacy or grocery store to buy new ones.
Condoms are more likely to break down when they’ve been exposed to air, heat, and light for a long time. A cool, dry storage place where they won’t get folded is ideal.
Check the expiration date on the wrapper before you suit up. Most condoms are good for 3 to 5 years. If a condom is dry, sticky, or stiff when you take it out of the package, grab a new one.
If you want to carry a condom with you, it’ll be OK in a front pocket or bag for a few hours.