How do I get condoms?
You can get condoms at many stores, and you can even get them for free at many health centers. The price of packages of three (3) condoms varies between $2 and $6. If you buy packages of 12 or more, the price of each condom is less than $1.
Where can I get condoms?
One of the best things about condoms is that they are sold practically everywhere. They are actually very practical and easy to get.
You can get condoms at pharmacies, Planned Parenthood health centers, community health centers, doctor’s offices, supermarkets, stores, online, and even from vending machines. You don’t need a prescription and there are no age restrictions: anyone can buy condoms.
Some people find it uncomfortable to walk into a store to buy condoms, but your health is more important than feeling a little embarrassment. In addition, buying condoms should not be embarrassing because it means that you are responsible and that you protect yourself and your sexual partner.
If you feel like you absolutely don’t want to go into a store to buy condoms, ask someone you trust to help you. You can also go to one of Planned Parenthood’s health centers , or a community health center to get condoms and advice on birth control and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) .
How much do condoms cost?
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to protect yourself against pregnancy and STDs. Condoms are usually inexpensive and can even be free.
Condoms usually cost about one (1) dollar each, but may be a little less or more depending on the brand, store, and package (most of the time, the largest packages are the best value). Boxes of three (3) condoms cost between $2 and $6. For packages of 12 or more, the price of each condom is less than $1. So getting more condoms not only helps you be prepared , but also saves money.
You can usually get cheap or free condoms at Planned Parenthood health centers, family planning clinics, your local health department, community centers, university health centers, or your doctor’s office.
Your health is priceless. In reality, no matter how much condoms cost, the protection they give you against pregnancy and STDs is well worth it. If you’re worried about the cost of condoms, your nearest Planned Parenthood health center may be able to help you get condoms—and other forms of birth control—for free or at low cost.
What are the best condoms?
Most condoms are made from latex, which is a type of rubber. If you are allergic to latex condoms, there are also soft plastic condoms such as polyurethane, polyisoprene, and nitrile.
Sheepskin and other animal membrane condoms only protect you against pregnancy, but not against HIV or sexually transmitted infections (STIs) .
When it comes to effectiveness, using a condom correctly every time you have sex is more important than buying a special brand. All latex and plastic condoms offer similar protection against pregnancy and STIs. It doesn’t matter if condoms are strawberry-flavoured, glow-in-the-dark, textured condoms, or nothing at all: just check the package or wrapper to make sure it says the condom protects against STIs and pregnancy .
Condoms come in different sizes (sizes), textures, shapes, and even flavors (for oral sex). You can try different types of condoms to find the one you like best. The condom is very stretchy and fits easily, so most people can use a standard size condom comfortably. If you find that standard condoms are too tight, buy a larger size. If condoms tend to slip a lot or come off during sex, try a smaller size.
Condoms last a long time, but they break over the years and when not stored properly . No matter where you get condoms, check them before you use them. Make sure the wrapper has no holes or leaks, and is not past its expiration date.
More patient questions:
What size (size) of condom do I need?
There are condoms of different sizes. Finding the right size is important for safer sex . Condoms that are too tight can break, and condoms that are too big can slip or cause semen to leak out. All this makes you more at risk of getting unplanned pregnancies or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
The best way to know which condom size (size) is best for you is to try on several. Start with a standard size condom. See if it unrolls easily and stays in place. If so, that is the correct size. If it feels loose or seems to slip, look for a smaller one (these are usually labeled “small” or “snug”). If it’s too tight or looks like it’s going to break, try a larger size. Try on “big” or “magnum” condoms first. If they are still too tight, try “extra large” or “XL”.
How old do you have to be to buy condoms?
Anyone can buy condoms. No matter your age, you also don’t have to show ID or have a prescription.
You can buy condoms in many places, for example at the nearest pharmacy, a supermarket, a store or online. Sometimes you can also get them for free at family planning centers, like the Planned Parenthood health center closest to you.