I hate buying condoms.
Of course, I do it because I don't want to contract diseases or get pregnant. But still, it's not a pleasant experience.
First, there's the whole process of choosing what condom to buy. Seriously, I don't understand how Durex and Trojan come up with this stuff. Do I want it flavored? Extra thin? Warming or cooling? How many should I get? What size? It's enough to make me wish there was a little condom fairy to appear and land on the condoms I should get
Of course, I also have to do all this whilst avoiding the judgmental glares of the little old ladies passing by the "Family Planning” aisle.
Then there's the dilemma of what else to buy. See, I feel awkward just buying condoms, but whenever I need to buy condoms I never need to buy anything else. So then I have to decide what else I want to buy. Magazines have the added benefit of being large enough to cover the condoms, but sometimes I'm broke and only buy a stick of gum.
But that makes it obvious that I really only need the condoms, and that's just embarrassing.
Worst of all is facing the cashier, because I never know what kind I'm going to get. Some wink or laugh or make a comment. Others give me a pointed stare. Others clearly feel just as awkward as I do. The worst, though, is the occasional judgmental soul who won't say anything, but we both just know
.I know that I shouldn't be embarrassed to buy condoms.
I'm taking steps to protect myself, and I have a thankfully active sex life, which I'm not ashamed of. But I don't want everybody in the world to know about it (yeah, yeah, I write for Datingish, but that still provides some anonymity). And it's not as if they're all judging me when I walk into Walgreens. But sometimes, it feels like they are. So I hate buying condoms. Do you?Image Source