• Question: why do condoms break when the contact baby oil?

    Asked by bambi to Daphne, Darren, Jon, Katherine on 21 Mar 2012.
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      Katherine Haxton answered on 21 Mar 2012:

      The baby oil can act as a solvent and start to break down the material the condom is made from. This can lead to it becoming weak and break, or can create small holes. Both of these are not good. A lot of oils can act in a similar way to baby oil.