We all have those everyday items we can’t leave the house without; wallet, phone, keys, but what about condoms? While there shouldn't be any shame in carrying condoms or a bit of forward planning, it seems people still have mixed feelings about it. Yes, I know! It’s 2020, surely we’re not still having this conversation. Though when I speak with my clients -of all genders, ages, experiences and sexualities - when the topic of condoms comes up, they still feel a spontaneous jolt of shame, worried they will be judged for taking control or appearing too keen.
And maybe you’ve been in this murky territory before; carrying condoms could feel uncomfortable and lead to assumptions, but on the flipside not having them (when you really need one) can be a real buzz kill. Carrying condoms says a lot about you, and not what you might initially think. As you read this I hope you can challenge any misconceptions you have about being prepped with a condom and sexual health protection.
In this article I’ve used the word condom in the broadest sense, referring to all sexual health products that provide a physical barrier.