Are You Embarrassed to Buy Condoms?

Submitted by: Shnoorum 8 years ago in
http://www.asylum.com/2009/07/29/are-you-embarrassed-to-buy-condoms/

1 in 10 adult males has had unprotected sex due to being too embarrassed to buy a condom. Are you that 1?
There are 73 comments:
Female 105
I think the embarrassing part is knowing that they know what your gonna be doing later. Im finally getting comfortable talking about condoms and birth control with strangers. *Shakes head* just last week, had trouble with my insurance while getting my bc, and the pharmacist (male) said to my boyfriend "She dont wanna have babies, understand?" when my bf said we could get them later at the other pharmacist that didnt have trouble with it last time.... was funny. XD
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Male 1,360
bought them when i was 15, used them when i was 17...
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Male 20
>Hylian4hire
OMG. Marry me?

Sorry to join this party at the last minute. I`m not embarrassed, but I stopped buying condoms from the store all together. You can get them cheap as hell online, something to the tune of 100 for about $22 (for the higher quality ones might I add..)

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Male 311
y would u b embarrassed?
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Male 731
You should`ve seen the look on that little old lady`s face when I went up there with condoms and a Her pleasure vibrator.
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Male 54
I bought them when I was 15!
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Male 2,552
>moefreak
HA! Love your way of phrasing it. "Yes, I am going to partake in intercourse!" Love it.
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Male 2,552
>StarCallista
I agree with you, it`s not embarassing at all. Btw, I had the same thoughts, my ex and I, about a year ago. But the wallet was the limiting factor; those things cost a fortune as soon as they`re a little bit out of the ordinary! At least here in Sweden...

>MONSTERtm
Yeah. Agreed. Hell, smirk at the other people in line with their groceries, they don`t look like they`re getting any, do they? You are buying a condom. You are planning on using it. Sucks to be them (unless they are hot and of the other sex. Then, we can start talking about this newly bought equipment, and usage of it).

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Female 256
Ah, I remember when me and my ex went out to buy our first pack of condoms.

We weren`t embarressed. On the contrary, we spent absolutely ages scanning the shelf and giggling at all the "specialist" type of condoms and wondering if we had the guts to buy any - In our eyes, it was entirely worth it buying a pack of coconut and pomegranate flavoured, dotted-and-ribbed, vibrating man-sacks coated in heat-sensation gel just to see the look in the shop assistants eyes as she tilled them up.

"You ANIMALS..."

Okay, we were too embarressed to do that, but we bought some ordinary ones without a second thought.

The way I see it is this: Why should you be embarressed about wanting to protect yourself? My old best friend from school is pregnant now, and she`s just nineteen years old. She`s so naive, she doesn`t know how to look after herself, let alone her unborn kid.

I`d rather risk a couple of shallow adults snicker to themselves than risk throwing my life away.

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Male 10
Haha it`s not embarrassing at all. Pick them out, and the go pay with a nice smirk on your face :]
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Female 324
No, but my BF is but he bought me tampons once....How does that work?!
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Female 6
Nether me or my otherhalf find it embarasing. think of it like this, buy condoms, or go to the doc`s for invasive tests and treatment for STD`s or an unplanned pregnancy, or both.

Id rather skip around the shops shouting look what im going to buy, than have the doc look at me with that face that means " you`ve drated up, go sit in the window" ..

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Female 324
I`d be a little bit embarrassed if I was buying them with my partner. Because I`d know that the sales assistant would be like "ooh I know what YOU`RE gonna be doing tonight"

But actually, a friend told me that her partner was fine with buying condoms or even her sanitary items, but found it too embarrassing to buy toilet paper, and instead used ripped up newspaper.

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Male 57
if your too embarrassed to buy condoms you shouldnt be having sex at all. Why the drat would it be embarrassing if anything you should be proud.
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Female 108
Lol, it`s funny this should be up here. My friend texted me today and asked me for some condoms because he was too embarrassed to buy some himself hehe.
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Male 97
the way i see it, when i buy condoms, its telling everyone im getting laid... thats not embarrassing at all. its like, bragging without saying anything, because you know that 60 year old hag with the mole behind the counter, that gives you those looks hasnt gotten any in years
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Male 553
I remember my ex would come with me to buy condoms. The old lady would just smile at her suggestively like if saying "Yeah you ride that stallion" or maybe something else... Either way yes embarrassing to buy especially when she is with you lol.
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Male 2,582
Last month I had to walk into a 7-11 and place on the counter 1 box of heavy flow tampons and a Dove chocolate bar. All I said to the girl behind the counter was, "Am I a great boyfriend, or what?".
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Female 39
The funniest thing was when i worked at a pharmacy and a young guy came up buying condoms, looking embarrased, so I just gave him a big smile and said "Have good night sir." suggestively, he almost ran out of the store XD
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Male 1,788
Actually when I buy condoms I try to find the most attractive cashier and swagger up, with the biggest box of condoms I could find of course.

It`s all about attitude guys. Don`t be ashamed you`re having sex you dingleberries. Be proud some women are drunk and desperate enough to sleep with you.

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Male 1,375
I go to walmart and economize box of like 50 for twenty bucks isn`t bad at all being that you pay $5 for a pack of 3
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Female 1,269
condoms tampons pads.
come on people no one is under the illusion the people dont use them...suck it up :]
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Male 1,164
i just go to the sexual health clinic and get them... they are free then aswell
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Female 340
Oh hell, buying tampons and condoms isn`t the embarrassing thing... The funniest one was when I had a red-faced customer, couldn`t be over twenty-five, buying Depends.
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Male 7,933
"Buying pads or tampons, on the other hand, can be sincerely embarrassing. Because all you`re saying then is "Yes, I bleed from my vagina.""

yeah but you do it every month. You should be used to it

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Male 237
Concordia19 : LOL! Yeah ... well, I did not find that very problematic either. I was going grocery shopping and the night before, I did put a box of condoms in my coat, as I was going to my friend for. *cough* anyways, the anti-thief system must`ve still be active in my box because it rang while going away with my grocery bags. I immediately though of the box, got it out, it rang, they scanned it back (they don`t sell condoms anyways) and let me go through. The girls were saying I was thoughtful, asked me if I knew it wasn`t good to keep them in your clothing, I answered them back I knew, and went on my way. Too bad she wasn`t my style, I could`ve made small talk right there. :)
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Female 2,289
If you`re too embarrased to buy a condom, you`re probably not having sex.
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Male 211
I actually like buying condoms, especially if the sales-person is female. I give her a little wink and a smile and continue on my way.
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Female 1,963
Although I recall a time when I worked at a cash register, and a guy came up to me to ask, in very hushed tones, where the condoms were. Trouble was that it was my first day at that store and I had no idea. The only other cashier happened to be this sweet old lady. So in order not to embarrass him further, I didn`t want to yell out "Hey Marge, where do we keep the condoms?!". Instead I just told him to go ask her himself. Instead, he sheepishly left the store. I hope I didn`t cause anyone to get pregnant.
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Female 1,963
Oh puh-leeze. I can`t believe men have trouble buying condoms. Isn`t it, if anything, a matter of pride walking up to a cash register, standing proudly with your head held high, and declaring "Yes, I am going to partake in intercourse!"

Buying pads or tampons, on the other hand, can be sincerely embarrassing. Because all you`re saying then is "Yes, I bleed from my vagina."

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Male 369
poo just get a prescription for them, you get like 20 boxes of them for like 3 bucks. family planning love. (applies to New Zealand only)
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Male 3,755
Having never bought a box of condoms (I`m desperately lonely), I`d tell everyone in the store and do twirls in the aisle, clicking my heels as a get to the register. Then, the lady I was gonna score with would see me, I`d turn around, head slumped and put the condoms back on the shelf.
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Male 26
drat no Im not embarrassed when im buying condoms. I feel like hi-fiving the clerk cause me and him both know that im gonna get lucky later, thats usually why you buy condoms. Why should I be embarrassed about getting laid?
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Male 25
1 out of ten? So basically, 9 out of ten arn`t embarrassed about it... whats the big deal?

The only way I would feel embarrassed is if someone from like my church walked in or rather my parents. But i wont worry about that for awhile because im not exactly married yet.

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Male 3,058
I gotta agree with Hylian4Hire... Have fun with it! When you get to the register, in addition to the condoms, set down a rope and pulley, a large can of Crisco, a box of rubber gloves, a flashlight, and a Big Bad Wolf mask and then just chuckle at the cashier`s response.
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Female 68
Why would you be embarrassed to buy condoms? No its only embarrassing when the trigger the alarm at the door at walmart, which has happened to me before.
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Male 368
First
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Male 2,582
Fancy, you should know by now that 96% of your male reading audience are still virgins.
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Male 103
Hey you don`t be silly! Put a rubber on that willy!
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Female 291
i don`t think it`s the act of buying the condoms that embarress them;i think it`s the particular size.....lol
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Female 3,696
My friend did a scavenger hunt last year and one of the items on the list was a receipt from a grocery store with only two items on it. KY Jelly and a cucumber hahah

That being said, I work as a cashier and never find much amusement when people buy condoms. Good for them! Overpopulation is a bitch! I do recall one time though, a guy went through one of the tills with like...a couple kit kat bars, a $6 bouquet of carnations and a box of condoms. After he left, his cashier turned around to me, laughed and said "Good f*cking luck buddy!
"

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Male 68
It shouldn`t be embarrassing in the first place,
whats wrong with getting laid ?
It`s even better when i go with the girlfriend thus arising everyone`s jealousy >=D
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Male 1,685
I buy condoms cause I intend on getting laid and NOT having children... why is that bad?
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Male 5,620
The only thing I hate about buying condoms is the morons who stalk the area of the store that has them. They stand around staring at you.. it is quite annoying.
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Male 194
@HarryBalszak

AMEN TO THAT BROTHER!

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Male 1,590
I feel the same about condoms as I feel about guns:
I`d rather have one and not need it than need one and not have it.
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Female 221
I`m too young to buy condoms, but everyone at Walgreens usually walks past that aisle quickly
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Male 19
Last time I bought some they thought I was asking for some kinda lighter or filters or something... I asked nicely 5 times before shouting I WANT CONDOMS!! CONDOMS!!
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Male 342
Why be embarrassed? When I used to buy them (girlfriend`s on the pill now) I`d strut through the store, big smile, just carryin` my box o` rubbers
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Male 730
Goodness what a brilliant quote.
"If you`re going to do something wrong, at least do it right."
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Female 99
If you`re embarassed about buying condoms then why are you having sex in the first place?

What irks me is when people STEAL them from drungstores...

grow a dick to put in a condom... they might work better that way. @[email protected]

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Female 180
" What does concern me is when young kids buy em. It feels like there should be some form of age limit but no I just have to feel dirty at the idea of allowing some little chav to screw his 12 year old GF!"
Better than little chav babies right?
If ya gonna do something wrong, at least do it right.
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Male 106
i hate buying condoms:
you walk into a shops, wander around for a few minutes to see if theres anything else you need to buy so you`re not just wandering up to the counter empty handed and then when you actually cough `condoms` to a complete strangers behind the counter you`re bombarded by a choice of brands, thicknesses, flavours and sensations and if its your first time or early in your sex life you have no idea whats "good, better or best".
and they keep them low down on the counter behind them, so if you are asked which ones you want you have to lean over the counter letting everyone in the queue behind you knows you`re picking johnnys.
its a minefield.
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Male 15,510
"If you`re too embarrassed to buy condoms, you`re probably not mature enough to be having sex."

Good point!

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Female 397
DO YOU REALIZE WHERE THOSE GO!!???
how embarassing!! (lol)
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Male 734
This might be the reason why guys are so shy in buying them:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQyIzxYsS1I

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Male 237
Heh, I`m a man, and I always have one girl condom as well as at least non-latex normal condom with me. I change them every few weeks (either by use or by conscience) and I never was afraid to purchase these. Actually, yeah, I WAS afraid the first time. Then, it dawned on me I should be proud I got a sex life, it`s not something shameful at all for me. And to the ones not using rubber johnnies, I guess it`d be much less shameful to have you (or your friend) having to go to some abortion clinic.
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Female 4,028
If you`re too embarrassed to buy condoms, you`re probably not mature enough to be having sex.
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Female 2,927
do you still feel a vestige of shame when paying for your Magnums? (And if you really do use Magnums and still feel ashamed, what the hell is wrong with you?) LOL
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Female 328
I make it a point to buy really questionable stuff alongside the condoms to make the clerk raise an eyebrow. One time I bought condoms, some sticky tack, wire hangers, and a box of pudding.
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Female 538
"I think buying condoms is great. The fun thing to do when buying condoms is to buy other stuff and watch the expression of the check out person when they ring everything up."

Try this combination...

Condoms, cucumbers (In equal number to the condoms), any kind of jam or salad dressing, and a horror movie. Put them on the counter in that exact order.

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Male 28
I work in a shop and I dont care if people buy condoms. What does concern me is when young kids buy em. It feels like there should be some form of age limit but no I just have to feel dirty at the idea of allowing some little chav to screw his 12 year old GF! I do nit care otherwise
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Male 592
its a good thing... you can get a nerdy check out dude and start talking about "experiances" and look at them puzzled by the explanation of a woman ...
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Male 142
I think buying condoms is great. The fun thing to do when buying condoms is to buy other stuff and watch the expression of the check out person when they ring everything up

ex. condoms, peanut butter, and a saddle

(where you can go to buy those three things together, I have no idea, but you get the point right?)

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Female 538
I remember my first time buying KY jelly. haha. It was October 31st and I had spent four hours putting on burn victim make up. It looked too dry and my mom was likle "KY jelly will make it look just right." so I went and bought a huge bottle.

Remember, at that point I still have all the makeup on... So the lady ended up looking at me oddly. It was funny.

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Male 5,314
condom?
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Female 779
its not that embarassing... but then again i`m a chick. :P
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Male 5,189
Nope because I don`t want a kid. I try to be abstinent more recently because I have a fear of having a kid at a young age. I`m not ready for one lol.
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Male 1,403
no, no im not
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Male 99
uumm what? this is insain whats embarasing about buying condoms?
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Male 1,178
I`m embarassed to buy condoms, but it doesn`t mean i wouldn`t buy them
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Female 5,222
better to be embarrassed and SAFE than proud with an std
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Male 194
Link: Are You Embarrassed to Buy Condoms? [Rate Link] - 1 in 10 adult males has had unprotected sex due to being too embarrassed to buy a condom. Are you that 1?
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