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Anyone Feels Awkward Buying Condoms? :p

Sun Mar 24, 2002 4:03 pm

just wondering if you guys don't feel funny when you go to cash for them??
in my country, you have to ask for them from behind the counter !!!
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Sun Mar 24, 2002 5:22 pm

I just go to Costco and buy the family size box.
 
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Mon Mar 25, 2002 1:36 am

you mean the anti-family size box
 
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Mon Mar 25, 2002 1:38 am

Haha, that was the funniest thing ever!
 
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Mon Mar 25, 2002 1:59 am

I just feel awkward when I have to buy the "Smaller than normal" size, errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr never mind.

In reality, I could care less. Small price to pay for safe sex.
 
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Mon Mar 25, 2002 3:34 am

I am proud of any young guy who is man enough to make the effort and buy the rubber. Sure, it can cause embarassment, but consider the alternatives.
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Mon Mar 25, 2002 3:39 am

Condom/no sex...................condom/no sex........................

hmmm, anyone see the obvious choice? Of course. And who am i to deny people the magnificence of 777236ER?! It would be inhumaine!
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Mon Mar 25, 2002 3:42 am

In the UK, most chemists don't have them behind the counter.
Then there are the machines in most men's rooms in pubs and clubs.
 
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Mon Mar 25, 2002 6:45 am

Come on! We should be very proud in buying rubbers. Thanks Stretch 8, you'll see me buying rubbers in my local CVS. Big grin

Too bad school's dont give away rubbers, it would be much easier if they did.

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PS. Do you feel awkward in buying porn at your local drug store?  Smile
 
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Mon Mar 25, 2002 7:28 am

I have to get mine custom made!  Big thumbs up

Seriously, I get them from the supermarket and I always go to a checkout operator that I know.
Failing that, there's always the vending machines.  Smile
 
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Mon Mar 25, 2002 8:00 am

The real question is, do you feel awkward buying condoms at the drug store when a girl, or guy for that matter, that you go to school with is the cashier?
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Mon Mar 25, 2002 12:43 pm

Is it possible to buy them online? that would save the embarassment, unless you don't have your own credit card
 
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Mon Mar 25, 2002 1:00 pm

Using them is far more awkward.

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Mon Mar 25, 2002 1:40 pm

If you are any bit uncomfortable about buying a condom, why are you having sex? If you really wanted to, both of you, YOU should not have a problem with buying condoms; unless it is easier to buy diapers...

Your choice, dude.
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Mon Mar 25, 2002 6:52 pm

I think if you're too embarassed to buy condoms then you're probably not ready for sex.
 
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Mon Mar 25, 2002 6:54 pm

Mr. Bound:
Why do you feel awkward buying condums?
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Mon Mar 25, 2002 6:59 pm

I personelly got a "kick" out of buying 1 gross of Condems at Costco.
 
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Mon Mar 25, 2002 9:25 pm

Used to buy mine at the supermarket with the groceries...nothing like checking out with a loaf of bread, 6-pack of beer, some ice cream and...oh, yeah, a pack of rubbers... Embarrassment
But I agree, if you're too embarassed to buy them, you probably shouldn't be using them!

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RE: Anyone Feels Awkward Buying Condoms? :p

Mon Mar 25, 2002 10:38 pm

How many of you have ever done a "pull and pray"?

I admit, I have a few times.

There have been times when I have been caught with my pants down (both literally and metaphorically).

Hey, when you're in the heat of battle, sometimes you just do what you gotta do.

Anyway, getting back on topic:

If anything, it would be more awkward for the cashier.

At most drug and food stores, it is usually customary for the cashier to say "Have a nice day" as he/she hands you your change and receipt.

Imagine saying that if you just bought a box jimmies.

I think it's pretty obvious that you will (or are at least hoping to) have a pretty damn good day.

In the past when I have procured my personal latex products, the cashier (if it's a woman) will just hustle the sale along and avoid making eye contact.

It's not a problem for me.

Of course with my woman going on "no baby" pills, I soon won't have to worry anyway.
 
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Tue Mar 26, 2002 12:20 am

embarassment buying condoms???? No way. If anything it gives me a feeling of responsibilty - little chance of acquiring or transmitting and STD
 
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Tue Mar 26, 2002 12:48 am

Heh, my highschool gave them out for free. They had envelopes on a table near some guidance offices. Each envelope had 5 condoms in it too.
 
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Tue Mar 26, 2002 1:05 am

Which film was it where they were giving condoms away and stapling them to letters? Big grin
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Tue Mar 26, 2002 1:53 am

I had to buy condoms recently, but nothing happened  Pissed I just walked into the Chevron bought them and left. I figure 1. It's the responsible thing to do and 2. I will never see that cashier again!
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Tue Mar 26, 2002 2:11 am

Condom/aviation trivia.
The original name for the B1 bomber was to be the Excaliber, which was dropped as it's apparently a popular US brand of condom.
Lancer was chosen instead, what does that name sound like!?
 
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Tue Mar 26, 2002 2:12 am

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RE: Anyone Feels Awkward Buying Condoms? :p

Tue Mar 26, 2002 8:51 am

The only condom I've ever purchased was one that I a)bought in a hotel bathroom, and b) never used.

I think I would feel a little strange at first, but it's not like I wouldn't do it. Anyways, I'd be fine afterwards.

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Tue Mar 26, 2002 8:59 am

Theyre 'given' away free at the clubs/pubs/bars i go to, there usually on the side on a table or something. Theyre normally with some sachets of lube as well  Big thumbs up
well its at a gay places, so its probably due to some government campaign to reduce the number of STD's.
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RE: Anyone Feels Awkward Buying Condoms? :p

Tue Mar 26, 2002 9:48 am

Banco,

That was "High School High"... a great movie!
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RE: Anyone Feels Awkward Buying Condoms? :p

Tue Mar 26, 2002 10:09 am

In the past when I have procured my personal latex products, the cashier (if it's a woman) will just hustle the sale along and avoid making eye contact.

Hey, don't give up hope, maybe someday soon she'll give you her phone number and tell you when she's getting off work  Smokin cool

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Tue Mar 26, 2002 10:25 am

If you were a female cashier...would you want to look at Matt D while he was "procuring his personal latex products"? Didn't think so.
 
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RE: Anyone Feels Awkward Buying Condoms? :p

Tue Mar 26, 2002 10:37 am

I have no problems with buying condoms.
What made me feel a little bit awkward was when I
bought a pregnancy test for my girlfriend...

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Tue Mar 26, 2002 1:36 pm

CON...-DOM-S?!?
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Tue Mar 26, 2002 2:31 pm

last time I bought them the cashier recognized me from High School- THAT was embarrasing (especially since I didn't recognize her) Embarrassment
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RE: Anyone Feels Awkward Buying Condoms? :p

Tue Mar 26, 2002 2:57 pm

As I work in a supermarket there a plenty of people who buy condoms. When they do they place them on the counter amongst lots of other things as if they are trying to hide them and not attract attention.
 
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Tue Mar 26, 2002 3:33 pm

Someones post reminded me of an 'incident' the other day. As this lady left with a packet of condoms the cashier replied "Have a nice night." Her response "You know I will."
 
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Tue Mar 26, 2002 5:30 pm

Guys,

Why would anyone be embarassed buying condoms? They have been freely available in supermarkets in this country for years and years.

If anyone thinks for one second that checkout staff are going to look at you funny for buying them, think again. They have hundreds of people going through their counters daily and would no doubt not give a shit.

Kroc says he has to buy the super small ones? Er, you trying to tell us something mate? I have the opposite problem... LOL But you just get them from sex stores.

I think there would be far worse things to have to deal with like crab lotion or VD tablet prescriptions or herpes stuff.

Although I do remember a smartass Woolworths queen who did a price check on a jumbo bottle of lube a couple of years ago. I took the bottle out of his hands and scanned it myself - just to prove a point.

The lady behind me said "At lease he's getting some girlfriend!!!". Funniest thing!

(Oooh Matty, what *other* kind of latex products do you purchase? LOL)

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RE: Anyone Feels Awkward Buying Condoms? :p

Tue Mar 26, 2002 10:42 pm

Never bought one yet but I won't feel awkward buying one.
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Wed Mar 27, 2002 12:01 am

You guys remind me of when I was a teenage counter clerk at a drugstore in Dennisport, Massachusetts...

We could spot the rubber buyers a mile away. Nervous. Paced the store. Looked around a lot.

They usually waited until there was no one at the register and came up and tossed the box on the counter, not making eye contact, very quiet.

That's when I would ring it up, reach for the biggest friggin grocery bag we had, pull it out, open it up VERY LOUDLY so that everyone in the store would look and drop the little box in.

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Wed Mar 27, 2002 10:30 am

I usually by KY and Beer to go along with them.
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Wed Mar 27, 2002 10:38 am

Nothing hard. LOL, just go up to the counter, don't even look at the cashier when checking out. When they ask for the money give it look away, accept change take bag and go. Sure it'll be awkward, but oh well, it's either condoms or a baby boy.

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Wed Mar 27, 2002 10:48 am

Kroc says he has to buy the super small ones? Er, you trying to tell us something mate? I have the opposite problem... LOL But you just get them from sex stores.

And now KROC's original line.

I just feel awkward when I have to buy the "Smaller than normal" size, errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr never mind.

Just dripping with sarcasm. In reality, the "Magnum" condoms were made with KROC's Shaft in mind. It's all good though.
 
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Wed Mar 27, 2002 12:52 pm

3 words
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Wed Mar 27, 2002 1:25 pm

Some health sites online will send you free samples of rubbers. Geez, even my kid brother won't have a problem in buying rubbers at the grocery store.  Smile

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Wed Mar 27, 2002 3:28 pm

Hmmm........ judging by the replies to this post, I think I've got a new business idea...

24hourcondoms.com ... place your order online, and within a few hours, a Ford Pinto, Dodge Ram, or some other vehicle with sexual connotations rolls up to your love shack and drops you and yours off a pack of Trojans (or whatever your brand is, we'll have some damn good variety). Of course, there's the time issue, and paying the condom deliverer (of course, a voluptuous blonde) creates a whole different brand of uneasiness.

Oh well, I'll have to shelve it, along with Hooters Airlines and all the other strokes of genius (no pun intended, really) I've had throughout the years.


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RE: Anyone Feels Awkward Buying Condoms? :p

Wed Mar 27, 2002 5:24 pm

Kroc,

You shouldn't let that kind of information out, you'll have all the queens on here knocking on your door!!

LOL  Big grin

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RE: Anyone Feels Awkward Buying Condoms? :p

Wed Mar 27, 2002 7:41 pm

Ever tried dropping a packet in old ladies shopping so they don't realise until they unload it at the checkout? I can assure you they feel awkward when it is didcovered.
 
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RE: Anyone Feels Awkward Buying Condoms? :p

Wed Mar 27, 2002 10:59 pm

http://www.condomania.com

A selection for everyone, from the miniature to those of us who need the supersize... plus accessories!

To answer the original question, I don't feel embarrassed buying condoms at the store. I don't think the cashiers pay any attention to what they are scanning, and I buy my astroglide at the supermarket as well......
 
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Thu Mar 28, 2002 1:11 am

No. I even get them for free. And I don't feel awkward to buy it.

But that's also how my parents found out I'm gay. They found out I got some eroticas with condom beside it....Guess I should put them in different place.

By the way, WILL YOU FEEL AWKWARD IF YOU ARE BUYING CONDOMS IN A CONDOM STORE? (store that only sells condom, and the store is 'wide-open' that anyone can see what's inside) There's one in downtown Vancouver, although I never went inside the store.
 
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RE: Anyone Feels Awkward Buying Condoms? :p

Thu Mar 28, 2002 1:42 am

ok, I had no idea this thread would get this far.
but in the beginning, I forgot to mention a few things.
I don't live in the US, I live in a tiny island in the caribbean.
a third world country.
condoms are mostly sold at pharmacies here. but due to the high level of crime, we don't have the liberty of walking into a pharmacy and choosing what we want like you can do at RiteAid or Shoppers Drug Mart.
instead, we have to ask for it from behind "burglar proofing" ( like a metal cage from the top of the display glass cases to the ceiling).
this is where the awkwardness comes in because we can't stand and go through an array of brands or types because it's one someone else's time.
In these countries, it's more than likely you'll walk into someone you know at the pharmacy, or even someone your parents know.

the cashier might even know you too, and then they'll go talking your business behind your back.

I know it's worth the risk of buying it over the risk of pregnancy. My debate wasn't about pregnancy. It was up to the point where I had to pay for it.

someone brought up a good point above about buying it at Costco. i forgot about that, so I'll start buying them there now instead.
we have something similar to Cosco here called Pricesmart.

but again, thanks for all the positive and negative remarks.

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