Wednesday, January 7, 2015

If you can't buy condoms...

I've written a few times on this blog about condoms (if condoms make sex "safe" and if a Christian guy should carry condoms).

Yesterday I stumbled over this post about what teens need to know about sex and the author made, what I think, is a really good point.

In short, if someone can't face up to buying condoms then they're not ready enough to use them.

Now, condoms have never been easier to get.

Much of the stigma in buying them has been removed.
Most sexual health centers give them out for free.
Toilets have condom vending machines in them.
Self-serve checkout mean that you don't even have to look someone in the eye when purchasing them.

Gone are the days when you'd need to go to the corner store, view the local grocer in the eyes, have a little awkward chit-chat and grab your rubbers in a brown paper bag which scampering out the door.

But, you can still be discovered with condoms.
And, then you'll have to have a conversation about using them.
To the person going through your wallet.
Or with your parents.

AND, if that's going to bother you, you're not ready to be using them.

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