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My appearance is about as varied as it could be
Unless you unveil me, you won't see the real me
Without me, you life can become a pain after the act but by having one of me,
happiness can be extended which can be a fact
My lifetime is short
but your experience I shall support.

What am I?

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  • $\begingroup$ @Donbhupi Well, that would fit with the OP's previous riddle! $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Mar 20 '15 at 23:51
  • $\begingroup$ @Donbhupi I think you should post this as an answer before someone else does. $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Mar 21 '15 at 0:05
  • $\begingroup$ @randal'thor OP's prev riddle says intangible which I really wish my answer were! But I see that fits the theme :o) $\endgroup$ – Donbhupi Mar 21 '15 at 0:09
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You're a condom, Sir! Please keep supporting my experiences.
Explanation: Well the appearance can really vary as it takes the form of just about anything that fills it. You have to unveil it to see it for real, otherwise it's just an ordinary rubber. Life does become a pain after the act unless you had one on! Happiness could as well be derived from pleasure which especially the ribbed ones extend for me. Its lifetime is short, well as short as a couple of seconds for certain. It does always support the experience before it dies in the trash.

Well usually I stick to posting comments when I'm inebriated but a fellow SE'er motivated me to do it this time.

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  • $\begingroup$ Umm, why condom? Please explain $\endgroup$ – Anthony Pham Mar 21 '15 at 0:13
  • $\begingroup$ @Python is right - I suggested you post an answer, not an unexplained answer! ;-) I've already upvoted though. $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Mar 21 '15 at 0:15
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    $\begingroup$ @PythonMaster here you go, Sir! Thanks Mr. Al'thor! $\endgroup$ – Donbhupi Mar 21 '15 at 0:30
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How about a

bandaid

My appearance is about as varied as it could be

bandaids have all kinds of printed patterns and some variation in shape

Unless you unveil me, you won't see the real me

bandaids' real use is in covering wounds. The adhesive side has to be unveiled in order to be used

Without me, you life can become a pain after the act but by having one of me, happiness can be extended which can be a fact

bandaids help by covering painful areas, decreasing the time someone might spend feeling hurt from a cut

My lifetime is short but your experience I shall support.

bandaids don't last very long, no more than a day

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