What a Stretch! Weird Things People Have Crammed Into Condoms

A small piece of latex can go a long way. Condoms are made to fit many different sizes of men, helping people all over the globe have safer sex and prevent unwanted pregnancies. But condoms can fit way more than just the third leg, as these images show how their stretching power can be put to the test.

Is stretching a condom on a random object practical or safe? Maybe not. Is it hilarious? Definitely.

Like a glass slipper

A condom may be able to stretch over a foot, but it may be a wiser idea to have your Prince Charming put a condom over something more fitting.

Like a glass slipper

A snug shoe

A snug shoe

Saving condoms for a rainy day? They could be used to protect shoes when it’s actually raining outside! A pair of rain boots may be more convenient though…

Condom caller

Condom caller

It’s not quite the substitute for a new waterproof Samsung Galaxy, but some techies say a little latex can keep a phone safe from liquid.

Is the safety on?

Is the safety on?

Condoms, according to gun enthusiasts, can keep gun barrels free of debris, such as dust and dirt. Does this mean most sharpshooters are prepared to hunt for a good time?

A twist to the condom

A twist to the condom

Snapping a condom over the lid of a difficult jar could make opening it a lot easier. Just make sure to wash your hands before you go reaching for a pickle!

A nice ice

A nice ice

If a “hump in the night” ever turns to a “bump in the night,” you may find yourself with a few injuries. Luckily, spare condoms can be filled with water and frozen to make impromptu ice packs.

Picnic preserver

Picnic preserver

A watermelon can be hard to chow down in one sitting. One way to keep those leftovers fresh is to stuff it in a blown-up condom.

A romantic gesture

A romantic gesture

Condoms can help out in romance in more ways than one. Perhaps by filling one up with water and using it as a vase? It’s one way to leave a not-so-subtle hint!

The Condom Challenge

The Condom Challenge

The Ice Bucket Challenge sure has evolved! The Internet has taken up dropping water-filled condoms onto people’s heads to create a viral sensation.

Condom face

Condom face

Condoms can also fit over a person’s head without water. It isn’t quite clear, though, how this guy was able to catch his breath.

Impure thoughts

Impure thoughts

This bottle of hand sanitizer and flowers in a condom may be more than just an artistic shot. It also serves as a reminder to clean your hands after getting dirty.

Rubbering up a different kind of meat

Rubbering up a different kind of meat

Condoms are tough enough to handle the boiling heat of water. And in this case, one person put them to the test by cooking an entire meatloaf inside a condom.

No glove, no love?

No glove, no love?

Latex gloves and condoms may often be made out of the same material, but they don’t necessarily work quite the same. Regardless, it is possible to fit a condom over a hand and an arm!

Bandage protection

Bandage protection

Condoms can protect more than private parts. In a pinch, they can be stretched over a bandage to help keep it safe from the elements.

Click, click, condom

Click, click, condom

Missing lens caps are legendary among shutterbugs. Fortunately, condoms can help keep expensive lenses free of debris. And maybe serve as a soothing filter?

Condom calculations

Condom calculations

Munching on snacks at the desk but not sure how to keep the crumbs off your calculator keys? Just dress that number-cruncher up in a condom!

One size fits all

One size fits all

Are condoms fashionable? Many designers seem to think so. Joining rubbers up in eye-catching arrangements creates bold looks—and can stretch to fit many types of model sizes.

Wax on, wax off

Wax on, wax off

In a wet scenario, tightening a condom over a wick can help protect it from the elements. Additionally, melted wax can be poured in a condom to form a whole new candle!

Pasta precision

Pasta precision

Poking holes in condoms is usually not recommended, unless you’re like this cook who was looking for a way to strain water from cooked pasta!

A sack full of sprinkles

A sack full of sprinkles

Condoms just don’t stretch to hold large objects; they can also fit smaller belongings, such as sprinkles. It sure is a colorful way to remind one of the sweeter side of sex!

Fun in the freezer

Fun in the freezer

Inventive dessert makers can pour ingredients into a condom, plug a stick in the end and throw it in the freezer to make a cool summer treat.

Get a grip!

Get a grip!

Throwing a rubber over a bike handle can serve two purposes: giving the cyclist a little something extra to hold on to and keeping potential bike thieves away!

Condom cocktails

Condom cocktails

Some may think that having condoms on hand can give them a better shot—at having sex. In this case, college students used condoms to give them a shot glass.

Hello hydrant!

Hello hydrant!

Here’s one way to call attention to a leaky fire hydrant: snap some latex over the top. Hopefully the firefighter who found this had a sense of humor!

Hair ties? Surprise!

Hair ties? Surprise!

This woman wasn’t going to let a lack of hair ties get her style down! While a box of hair ties may be less expensive than a box of condoms, this sure is an unforgettable look!

Condom meet cookie

Condom meet cookie

If getting a to-go box for a cookie ever seems like too much, size it all down by using a condom. It might even help keep it fresh!

Mic drop?

Mic drop?

Would you drop the mic if you saw a condom over it? Turns out, sweaty stage stars use condoms to keep microphones dry. They can also provide useful covers when transporting mics.

A bright idea

A bright idea

It’s not really quite clear why anyone would want to stretch a condom over a lightbulb, but it is possible. Maybe it’s just a good reminder to “wrap it up” before turning off the lights.

Stress relief

Stress relief

Condoms sure can be helpful if sex is one’s preferred method of stress relief. However, it’s also possible to mix corn starch and water in these bad boys to craft a makeshift stress ball.

Wine not?

Wine not?

Broken cork? No worries! A spare condom can fit easily over a wine bottle. It does give a whole new meaning to the term “social lubricant.”

Saucy spaghetti

Saucy spaghetti

Mmm! Looks delicious? Photoshop users all over the Internet have used this image of spaghetti in a condom to create all kinds of weird pictures.

A green bean scene

A green bean scene

What’s the fun of a green bean can when you can’t see what is inside? Maybe that’s why this person stuffed the veggies (and its juices) into a condom.

Practical pastry bag?

Practical pastry bag?

If you don’t have a standard pastry bag, just try putting batter in a condom and cutting a hole in the end to squeeze out some sweet treats.

A little fishy

A little fishy

This poor fish was given an interesting aquarium in the shape of a condom. But remember, condoms are typically designed to hold a way different type of “little swimmer.”

Sushi roll in the hay

Sushi roll in the hay

Japanese cook Kyosuke Kagami created a cookbook filled with recipes that use condoms in inventive ways—like to hold this sushi roll. While the condom isn’t edible, Kagami says the food is meant to raise awareness about the need to practice safe sex.

Don’t forget the hot sauce!

Don’t forget the hot sauce!

Getting a crunchy taco into a condom seems like it would be messy. However, some folks were able to cram one in delicately—without breaking the shell!

An unconventional coozy

An unconventional coozy

A condom probably won’t keep a beer can cool throughout the night, but it is one possible way to keep others’ hands off your drink at a party.

Broomstick barrier

Broomstick barrier

Next time you hear the excuse that a dude’s ding-a-ling is “too long” for a condom, just bring up this picture of a rubber being pulled down a broomstick.

Condom carrier

Condom carrier

Some say that it’s a good idea to always keep a condom in your bag. But what about using a condom as a bag? This woman fit a phone, stick of lip balm, clutch, pen and keys in one!

Virgin in a condom

Virgin in a condom

Is there room for safe sex in religion? This controversial art piece shows a statuette of the Virgin Mary in a condom—and sparked quite a conversation in New Zealand in 1998.