The easiest way to buy a condom is simply ask for one by its name. Don’t ask for a rubber, or a “chhatri”, any other name or make weird hand gestures. Just simply ask for a condom.
How do you ask for condoms at a clinic?
Call the on-campus health center and ask where you can walk in and pick up free or low-cost condoms. Find a clinic, or call 1-800-230-PLAN (7526) to be connected to the Planned Parenthood nearest you.
How can I buy condoms without being awkward?
Try self-checkout. Instead of using the checkout line, buy your condoms from a store that has an automated checkout, where you scan your purchases and bag them yourself. This will allow you to avoid talking to a cashier. Most grocery stores and large retailers have self- checkout stations.
Can you get free condoms from a pharmacy?
Truth: Condoms are available at any age and free of charge from contraception clinics, Brook centres, sexual health (GUM) clinics and young people’s clinics. You can also buy condoms from pharmacies and other shops whatever age you are.
Do condoms have sizes?
Condoms generally come in three sizes: snug, standard, and large. Snug and large condoms are often labelled clearly, while standard condoms often don’t mention sizing at all.
Is buying condoms embarrassing?
Some people feel kind of awkward going into a store and buying condoms, but your health is more important than a little embarrassment. Besides, buying condoms shouldn’t be embarrassing in the first place — it means you’re being responsible, and protecting yourself and your partner.
How can I get free condoms?
You can get condoms for free, even if you’re under 16, from: contraception clinics. sexual health or GUM (genitourinary medicine) clinics. some GP surgeries. You can also buy condoms from:
- vending machines in some public toilets.
- some petrol stations.
Do condoms dissolve?
Condoms can sometimes rip or tear, but using and storing them properly can help reduce this risk. Heat, sun, oils, and chemicals all can weaken condoms, making them more susceptible to breakage.
Do you need ID to buy condoms?
Anyone can buy condoms from a supermarket or pharmacy without being asked for ID to prove their age. The legal age for sexual consent in NSW is 16 years, regardless of the person’s gender or the gender of their partner(s).
Why are condoms free and not pads?
Condoms were also introduced to protect women and girls from catching STDs and HIV/AIDS. In fact, free condoms and free pads are complementary for the safety and education of girls and women. Therefore, condoms should remain free, and sanitary pads should also be free.
Can you use condoms underwater?
Yes. Latex condoms can be used safely in the shower or pool and water will not affect the strength of the latex. However, you must remember not to use an oil based lubricant or to use bath/shower items like gels and soaps because they can weaken the condom.