OK. Funny story.
When I was young, my mom and I were having the Birth Control talk. I had told her that I had sex, and she asked what we used and I said condoms.
All of a sudden she jumped up and yells "OH MY GOD! You didn't use the ones in your fathers dresser drawer did you?!?!"
I'm like "no, he bought some."
And she replies "Thank god . Those things are 17 years old! They're probably dry rotted!"
But to answer your question, the lubricant and stuff in them can go bad. There's a certain amount of parabens and stuff that are used as preservatives and anti-fungals so the condoms have a shelf life. You might be looking at a nasty yeast infection. I can't say one way or another if the condoms themselves would be good or not.
I'd say pitch them.
at 1:21 AM on Mar. 7, 2013