How are condoms sold? You can purchase condoms in most Convenience Stores, Drug Stores, Pharmacies, Big Box Stores, Grocery Stores and they are available online. Condoms are generally sold in packs of 3, 6, 12, 24 and 36. You can also get condoms at health centers and planned parenthood centers for free. Condoms are relatively easy to find and are an inexpensive form of birth control and protection against STD’s/STI’s.
Where and How are Condoms Sold?
You can find condoms at most big box stores, drug stores, convenience stores, grocery stores etc. Condoms are very easy to find and are a great inexpensive form of birth control. Condoms are also the best protection again contracting sexually transmitted diseases such as AIDS, HPV, Herpes, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis and others. However, many people are embarrassed or apprehensive about buying condoms at the store. Often times the condoms are locked in a case that has to be opened by a store associate. This is because condoms are a high theft item. Some drug stores and convenience stores keep them behind the register with tobacco products. Again, this can make for an awkward encounter. Especially if you see someone you know in line! Thankfully, like most anything else, condoms are sold online. This is often the easiest and least expensive way of buying condoms. They are shipped to your door eliminating the awkward looks at the store. You can even sign up for automatic renewals so that you never forget to by them and never run out.
How Many Condoms Come in a Pack?
Condoms are usually sold in packs of 3, 6, 12, 24 and 36. The condoms will be individually wrapped according to FDA regulations. Every condom should have an FDA approval stamped on it and have an expiration date. Never use a condom that is expired. You can also buy condoms in bulk packs of 50 or 100. These will usually have to be purchased online and they are not available in most stores. Experts recommend always having a few extra condoms available. Many people report using 2-3 condoms per sexual encounter. This is because you should always use a new condom for each sex act and for each new erection. Condoms should never be reused. You never want to find yourself in a situation where you need another condom and don’t have one. They are usually less expensive the more you buy. So, go ahead and go for the 24 pack. Or, sign up for automatic reorders for your favorite condoms online. That way you never have to run out again!
Do I need an ID to Buy Condoms?
You do not need an ID to buy condoms. There is no legal age minimum for purchasing condoms. Some stores keep the condoms behind the counter with tobacco products or locked in a case. This is just because they are a high theft item and they don’t want people stealing them. The store attendant should never ask for your ID to buy condoms. If they do, you can refuse to show it to them and they cannot legally refuse to sell you the condoms. Be confident in your condom purchase. You are making a healthy and mature decision to use proper protection. Don’t let anyone stop you!
You have to be 18 to buy tobacco products, 21 to buy alcohol, 24 to rent a car, but no age limit to buy condoms. Many people think you have to be 18. But that is incorrect. Anyone can purchase condoms and you don’t have to show your ID. If you still feel awkward about making the purchase, or you don’t want to be seen in public, you can always buy condoms online. Many people are turning to this as they are less expensive and much more convenient.
How Much Do Condoms Cost?
Condoms generally cost between $0.50-$1.50 each. The cost varies based on the type of condom and the amount in the pack. Condoms that are ribbed, spermicide, extra large, ultra thin, flavored, studded, glow in the dark etc. can cost a little extra. But, it can be well worth it to find the right condom size that fits you and that you enjoy. Condoms are also usually less expensive the more that you buy in a pack. For example, a 24 pack is going to cost much less on a per condom basis than a 3 pack would. Overall, condoms are pretty inexpensive especially considering the safety the provide you and your partner.