Amanda

By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

11 Things You Can Do With Condoms Besides Sex, But #2 Is Absolutely Gross.

If someone asked you what you could use a condom for, you'd probably roll your eyes and shake your head at their obvious attempts at cheekiness. As it turns out, it's a rather earnest question: You can use condoms for so much more than the thing they were designed to do, and all it will cost you is a bit of effort and the feeling that comes with strangers giving you a weird look. Given how useful they are, it might be worth it.

Below are some unexpected and surprising uses for your favorite (or, let's be honest, least favorite) form of birth control, from keeping your phone water-tight to doubling as super strong rubber bands. Once you get past the point that you realize you're using a condom, these things turn out to be extraordinarily handy. Just make sure you save some for when it's time to get down to business -- yes, that kind of business.

Condoms are great, yes.

They definitely serve a very important purpose, but as it turns out, they can do more than you probably ever imagined.

Condoms are great, yes.

Condoms can be used in all kinds of ways.

Think of it like the ultimate tough latex shield -- in other words, if you're a klutz, you can totally use it to waterproof your phone.

Condoms can be used in all kinds of ways.

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You could also use one to cook with.

Bring water to a low boil and you can keep meat or other foods contained, but again, make sure to use unlubricated condoms -- and maybe don't let anyone see how you cooked the meal.

You could also use one to cook with.

They make the most excellent ice packs.

Sprain your ankle? Tie a knot, freeze, and you have yourself a cheap ice pack that will make the other people in your house give you serious side-eye.

They make the most excellent ice packs.

You can use an uncut condom to open jars

Simply put it on the top and twist that pesky hard-to-open jar open -- the condom will be your extra set of hands.

You can use an uncut condom to open jars

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