I asked a couple of guys where they keep their condoms after they buy them and I got some pretty interesting locations.
- sock drawer
- back pocket
- under the mattress
- glove compartment
- back pack
- under the pillow
- friends place
As you can see, these men are not even playing about their safe sex game, they are always prepared!
However, given the location of these condoms you might just want to reconsider who will be responsible for keeping them. I mean, can we really trust these men to be the condom keepers? The chances of a condom not being 100% effective after being stored in a wallet for days on end are very slim. As for the glove compartment; imagine all that heat your car can be sometimes exposed to, it will definitely affect the condoms; next thing you’re out there having sex with your partner and it breaks and you don’t even realise it until you’re done and you have a “petticoat” on your penis. NOT a good look, do the right thing and store your condoms in safe space that way you and your partner can both enjoy a stress free love making session.
That said, I think women need to be more liberal when it comes to buying condoms. I know you’re reading this and thinking, ‘I could never!” but look at it this way, if shit hits the fan and you are not keeping your own condom stash chances of having unprotected sex are higher. I’ve noticed that most women who do buy condoms buy the male condoms and I don’t blame them at all. Have you seen what a female condom looks like? You could throw in your lipstick, mascara, lip gloss, hand mirror and even your purse spray in that condom. Whoever made them didn’t put much thought into it. The first time I saw it I was convinced that this was meant to be a joke! It really looks like a plastic bag that you are expected to insert inside your vagina. I know nothing about condom manufacturing but maybe just maybe something a little more user friendly would have been great. I for one have never used the female condom and have no intention of doing so anytime soon!
I’ve had the opportunity to buy condoms a few times in the past and I’ve noticed that it seems to be a very uncomfortable experience for a lot of people. BUT there are some benefits to going to get your own condoms;
- You choose the flavour you want, strawberry is that you?
- You can ask questions about the product from whoever is behind the counter and get them feeling embarassed for days because people generally don’t expect any questions to be asked when buying condoms.
- You will be in control of your sexual health because you know you aren’t about that taking risks with your vagina.
To be honest, buying condoms is both an entertaining and empowering experience that I think every woman should try out. I’m still amazed at how people stare as if they aren’t having sex.
To everyone reading this and thinking this woman is crazy telling us to go and buy our own condoms, tell you what…It’s better to be over-prepared than under-prepared. The consequences of being reckless include and are not limited to sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy, stress and that’s something noone wants to go through!
Please take a second to vote on the poll and share your thoughts on who should be responsible for buying and keeping condoms.