Today, I called a company for a problem with our septic tank. Two workers show up, I take them into the garden to show them the manhole cover at the top of it. They open it up. We then gaze upon a sea of condoms floating on the surface. My wife and I don't use condoms. FML
By Maxime / Friday 28 February 2014 00:32 / France
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  eyepuppy  |  31

It's not specifically stated, but I hope for the sake OP's marriage, he has some kids that have some explaining to do, or previous owners that don't know how septic tanks work.

  XSimpleDesignX  |  18

When I first read it I thought it was a random person coming in the house or something.
However reading over it again, it seems like OP is trying to make it lean more towards the wife cheating.
A follow up is in order.

  shyeahh_fml  |  19

84, I was also thinking previous owners. I don't know much about septic tanks, but my understanding is that they need to be emptied every 15-20 years or so. If that's true, then it could easily be previous owners.
A cheating situation didn't even cross my mind, and I hope I'm right for OP's sake.

  mike3775  |  33

141, you may need to pump them out every 4-5 years or so depending on the size of the tank.

I would never think cheating if I found stuff in a septic tank, because not many people realize that there are screens that act as filters on the lines leading to the tank, and if those get clogged, the lines back up, which is why you need to check those filters monthly to be safe.

By  Jaspermin12  |  5

Well, that sucks!

  SmilieAKD  |  20

@123. People trying to hide condoms, would be the people flushing condoms. It's pretty obvious that the wife is cheating. Not only is someone using condoms but they are obviously trying to hide them by flushing them down the toilet rather than simply throwing them away like a normal person would. I think if OP had children or someone else that could be responsible for the existence of the condoms in the septic tank he would have mentioned it.

By  shadowedpixie  |  19

Hey, at least she HAS been using condoms. Yay for no unexpected and unexplainable STD symptoms!

On the other hand, it does suck that she's likely been cheating. I'm really sorry about that. Hopefully you'll be able to work something out with her.

  kaablam  |  17

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  skipper2009  |  18

I'm glad I'm not the only one spotting this disturbing trend of condoms protecting against STDs.

  snowby2  |  15

Well we also don't know how long the OP and his wife have been living there. The condoms could be the result of previous owners. The way this FML is written it does appear that the wife is cheating though.

  glabberfasted  |  16

I can't tell if these people are serious or not... Half of the purpose of condoms is to protect against STDs. Even people with HIV can have sex with condoms and not transmit it. There's always a chance, though, due to them breaking.

  That_Ginger  |  18

Just to clear this up, condoms will only protect against STI's transmitted via fluid.. Not ones that can be transmitted via skin to skin contact such as genital warts, syphilis, herpes, ect.

It's disgusting how people at my university will have sex with somebody they know has an STI, because they think the condom will prevent them from receiving it.


#41 seriously I can believe you don't know that condoms can pretect you from Std's not all of them but they do help I guess you missed that day in sex ed try going to Google here I did just a little research for you ,.How does a condom protect against sexually transmitted diseases?

A condom acts as a barrier or wall to keep blood, or semen, or vaginal fluids from passing from one person to the other during intercourse. These fluids can harbor germs such as HIV (the virus that causes AIDS). If no condom is used, the germs can pass from the infected partner to the uninfected partner.


#66 : in fact, if you use condoms the right way ( meaning even for oral/anal or genital/genital contact even without penetration) it does protect effectively against most of STD's.
That being said, you should refrain from having sex when hou have a STD, if it's curable or with non-contagious periods, and if you are HIV positive should be better to wait for a steady partner that understands the risk ( quasi 0 under the right medication )

  tidus_titan  |  7

Well according to the CDC, she is right, they do not prevent. They reduce the risk of STD's and STI's, and they are intended for pregnancy prevention. Also read the fine print on the condom sometime

  ExiledRemixx  |  13

You are stupid. She didnt just cheat she was fucking other guys. That's beyond the level of forgiveness that is fuck you hate you. You don't forgive in this situation

  squideth  |  18

Feminazi, comparing a feminist fighting for equal rights to the genocide of Jewish people. Calling out a stupid double standard is awesome, don't be ashamed of it.

  chinaski7628  |  32

It could also be from a neighbor who shares the sceptic tank. It's not unheard of, especially in rural areas, for more than one house to share a sceptic system or for one neighbor to illegally connect to another. It's not an ideal situation, though, because of things like this.

  vnsmoore  |  6

Just because it doesn't say they have kids doesn't mean that they don' didn't say he had neighbors but they could be doing it. and it didn't say his wife was cheating on him but everyone thought that

  webslasher01  |  10

I'm pretty sure you can get them when your 12 where I live and a teacher mentioned something about being able to get condoms from something called family planning or some shit

By  XxXBadAshXxX  |  27

Maybe it's grown kids? Hopefully.. Otherwise that would suck

  tishtashbat  |  16

If their kids are older teens then no, finding out they are having sex and don't know how to dispose of used condoms wouldn't wouldn't suck as much as finding out his wife has cheated on him. If they're younger teens it would suck but still probably not as much as finding out his wife has cheated.