Do you know where to buy condoms?
One of the first questions you may have when you decide to be sexually active and get condoms, where do you buy those condoms?! Before you actually start buying your own condoms you don’t realize it but condoms are everywhere. You can get condoms at most gas stations, superstores (Walmart, Target, etc.), pharmacies (Walgreen’s, CVS, etc.), and for free at most health clinics. For in-depth pricing information regarding how much condoms cost at these various stores, visit our ‘How much are condoms?‘ page. Walmart is a great place to buy condoms if you are worried about the price.
Now that you know where to buy condoms, one of the main concerns that young and sexually inexperienced people have when getting condoms is that they don’t want to be judged when buying the condoms. You shouldn’t be self-conscious about this but there are a couple of ways to avoid this:
- Buy the condoms online. Nobody knows and condoms are usually shipped discretely so nobody can tell that you bought condoms by looking at the package. If you are using somebody else’s credit card make sure you have their permission.
- Have an older sibling or friend buy the condoms for you.
- Go to a clinic or other location that offers free condoms. They are used to seeing all different types of people come and get condoms and are generally the least judgmental people you will find.
If you are looking for free condoms there are a few ways you can go about this. Most places that say they offer free condoms online still charge you for shipping so be weary of these sites. If you do want free condoms, try the following:
- Do a Google search for free condoms in your area, if any businesses or government locations give out free condoms they will probably pop up.
- Ask your doctor! Your doctor’s main objective is to keep you healthy and they usually have condoms they are more then willing to give you.
- Check your department of health. They usually have condoms that they give out. You may want to check their website or call them to confirm when they are distributing the condoms.
- Check local health clinics.
- Ask your school counselor or other school official you are comfortable with. It is becoming more common for high schools to distribute condoms to their students for public health reasons.
- If you are looking for free condoms through the mail or in person, a great resource is Condom Finder.