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Missing condoms

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calidadsuprema Fri 25-Jan-13 23:52:11

Hi - namechanged for this.

DP and I have been together almost 3 years. We moved in together a few months ago.

Over the festive break I was looking in the medicine drawer for a sticking plaster and came across about 4 condoms tucked in a paracetomol box. We don't use condoms. Date on them was 2014. I assumed DP might have had them since before we met so said nothing at the time.

Fast forward to tonight - my DD felt unwell so I went to medicine drawer for Calpol sachets. For some reason I remembered the condoms and had a look for them. They are missing. DP is 3 days into a 10 day overseas work trip 8 hours time zone ahead. He doesn't usually travel overseas with work. I have put 2 and 2 together and don't like what I am thinking.....I sent a text about half an hour ago to tell him what I have found, saying that it does not look good from where I am standing.

calidadsuprema Sat 26-Jan-13 00:29:21

Army, no issues, just thought about it when I was in medicine drawer. I have a pretty good memory so it flashed into my mind.

akaemmafrost Sat 26-Jan-13 00:29:39

I have asked a number of male friends about posh wanks after hearing about them on here. All men looked like confused.

I would think he was cheating, sorry. What are you going to do next OP?

chewinggum - of course they aren't. but there are only two uses for condoms. one is sex. the other is when you're short of balloons. they may well be 'old' and he may well not be a cheating arsehole. but the posh wank thing is a total red herring. if a guy wants a wank, he has one and makes use of toilet roll - its cheaper and you flush it away immediately

calidadsuprema Sat 26-Jan-13 00:31:02

sarah - he's not back until Feb 3.

AnyFucker Sat 26-Jan-13 00:31:51

chewing read the thread, don't be a buckethead

not everyone on this thread is shouting "cheat" immediately

anyone would think you had an agenda

calidadsuprema Sat 26-Jan-13 00:32:50

akaemma I have texted him to say that I trust him but that we will need to have a talk when he gets back.

dequoisagitil Sat 26-Jan-13 00:33:37

No blokes other than cheaters, ime, have ever heard of posh wanks.

They do tend to be proud of keeping you 'safe' 'though.

sarahseashell Sat 26-Jan-13 00:33:56

sad really hard to be having to deal with this just now it'll seem like ages I know. I hope your dd is okay btw and I hope you have some things planned to pass the time while dp away. I don't think you can jump to any conclusions, you need to see him face to face

calidadsuprema Sat 26-Jan-13 00:36:15

sarah DD is much better - seems to have been trapped wind!!! I work full time Mon-Fri so will be busy. However DD is going to exH tomorrow so the quite weekend I had planned will now involve lots of thinking

AnyFucker Sat 26-Jan-13 00:37:40

let us know how it goes, cal

meditrina Sat 26-Jan-13 00:42:30

The condoms I bought a couple of months ago have a 2017 expiry date (Durex), so it looks as if 4+ years is a normal shelf life. They could therefore have pre-dated you relationship or been bought by him in the early and hopeful days. He could have shoved them in the paracetamol box before he moved in with you, and they could have arrived in your house like that.

If he were hiding guilty condoms, how likely is it that he would leave them in a medicine drawer you both use, in a box of a medicine you might pick up? Or are there no other, better hiding places?

Yes, you'll have to check they all come back and appear to be the same ones.

Has he done anything else that concerns you?

Kathy420 Sat 26-Jan-13 00:44:44

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chewingguminmyhair Sat 26-Jan-13 00:46:05

You've found me out AnyFucker, I do have an agenda. I run Cheaters Pretending To Posh Wank Ltd. confused

Hope you get it sorted OP.

AnyFucker Sat 26-Jan-13 00:46:24

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calidadsuprema Sat 26-Jan-13 00:46:47

Kathy what do you mean by that?

AnyFucker Sat 26-Jan-13 00:47:09

cal, just ignore it

calidadsuprema Sat 26-Jan-13 00:48:03

Ok I will ignore the troll! Off to bed now - thanks all, will post again with an update.

dequoisagitil Sat 26-Jan-13 00:48:41

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frustratedworkingmum Sat 26-Jan-13 00:48:51

Does Kathy have an HGV license?

AnyFucker Sat 26-Jan-13 00:49:04

no chewing I wondered if you had an agenda in calling all posters on this thread out for telling OP he is cheating

because not everybody has

but you would think so, according to you

howdoo Sat 26-Jan-13 00:49:48

I am quite cynical but, given what you've said, this sounds plausible. He has condoms which were bought before you got together. He is a neat freak who tucks things into other things. He has back pain so took paracetemol on business trip. He is not on trip with anyone he works with. His text back was loving and not defensive.

Sounds fine to me!

ManInBeige Sat 26-Jan-13 00:51:20

Never heard of a posh wank.

That text back sounds legit.

dontyouwantmebaby Sat 26-Jan-13 00:53:49

what's your excuse then kathy420?

OP - hope its nothing to worry about and all is okay, however only thing that troubles me is if he, as you say, has to use paracetamol regularly then how old is the box of paracetamol and if its fairly recent-ish, then why would there be condoms in it?

dontyouwantmebaby Sat 26-Jan-13 00:55:21

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Jellykat Sat 26-Jan-13 00:58:13

Going against the grain here, but i know men who have posh wanks into condoms.. (or wank socks)

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