So you are wondering where you can buy condoms and which ones that are right for you. You may be having trouble sorting through all the different styles, colours, shapes, textures and flavours? Don’t fret you aren’t the only person left a little bewildered. The importance of choosing the correct condom!
It is vital that you choose the correct condom for you. The most important thing is the size and fit. This is crucial because if the condom doesn’t fit properly then it won’t do it’s job properly and there is a risk of it failing. If it is too tight you run the risk of it splitting and if it is too loose it could come off whilst engaging in intercourse. Either way it can leave you unprotected from the transmission of STD’s or STI’s, and also possible unwanted pregnancies. When you go to buy condoms, the best way to check is to choose a pack of condoms that you think will suit you best in terms of size and shape and then simply try one on, and if it feels right for fit it probably is. If not try another brand as each manufacturer’s sizes differ from the next buy condoms.
Textures, colours and flavours. After you have found which is your size you may then want to look at the other choices available to you, all of which are more of an aesthetic or personal choice.
Texture – This can range from nodules to ribbing, and may give a heightened level of touch.
Colour – This is purely a personal choice, what ever takes your fancy.
Flavours – Again are a personal choice for the user and not a necessity.
Before you buy condoms always be sure to read the packaging first as some people can have allergies to Latex which is a common material used to make condoms. Make sure you use a compatible lubricant, if required, as some can degrade the condom. Best bet is water based lubricants as these are suitable with all types. Make sure you check the use by date as all have one, these are printed on each wrapper. Check for appropriate standards mark. USA – FDA, UK – BS, ISO – Rest of the world. Be sure to store your condoms out of direct sunlight in a cool temperature, best bet is the bedside table.
Where to buy your condoms at the right price? There are many places you can buy condoms from. Some of which are vending machines, over the counter at your chemists, at a petrol station, or your local supermarket. All of which can leave you feeling a little embarrassed. On the other hand you can browse from the comfort of your own home in complete privacy and make your choice based on comparisons of descriptions and have them delivered directly to your door!