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Poll: Who buys the condoms?

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Dags90:
I think the best way to handle it is to have whoever's penis it's going on buy the condom. Condoms need to fit right to work properly.

Please tell me you're joking.

In high school, a woman came and did a sex ed demonstration, and put her whole fist a condom. A standard sized common. I'm going out on a limb and saying a standard condom can accommodate pretty much all penises.

BOOM headshot65:
In my case, its neither. We dont really want to tempt fate before we are married so we are not having sex until we are married. Plus both of us believe in only have sex to have children, so theres that.

People who use the "abstinence" method are statistically as likely to have sex but, lacking the preparation of condoms or other contraceptives available are more likely to deal with pregnancies and STIs.

Though I'm inclined to agree with those who have labeled this a dated mindset anyway. But whatever floats your boat. I'm going to be enjoying copious amounts of safe sex, personally

>.>

SkarKrow:
Neither. Partner is allergic to latex.

There's like a million different types of nonlatex condoms. And these days, they're priced about the same.

Used to be sex with someone with a latex allergy was EXPENSIVE.

BOOM headshot65:

JochemHippie:

Just the first time I've come across someone who actually upholds those value's on the internet I mean.

Yeah, I get that. I say that and people are all like O_o? because it is apparently something you dont see often on here (maybe its because of all the porn.....)

I mean no offense, but they are kinda dated...

Not where I live. Again, ignoring the "There is a 70% chance it will fail because of her family curse" (Didnt think I was serious about that, did you?), The whole "Wait until marriage" thing is considered the norm around here and we get along just fine.

Besides, both of us are more at home behind a videogame controller and the wheel of a car (me)/reading a book(her) than we are even thinking about.................um.....that.

Seems like we're polar opposites of eachother then! XD
Then again, I don't think I'm the one to judge others on what they believe.

If everyone would refrain from thinking their way of life is clearly superior, this'd be a hell of a better place.

Actually, neither of us buys condoms, though we do use them. She is on a Peer Advocacy board, and I am a former president of our university's GSA. So we both interact much with Planned Parenthood and the local reproductive health centers, as well as national safer sex awareness campaigns.

So we pretty much do not ever need to buy them for a good long while. Loving the perks of our positions.

Zachary Amaranth:
Please tell me you're joking.

In high school, a woman came and did a sex ed demonstration, and put her whole fist a condom. A standard sized common. I'm going out on a limb and saying a standard condom can accommodate pretty much all penises.

Condoms stretch fine for girth, but not all of them are long enough for well endowed men. There's also thickness of the material to take into account.

Zachary Amaranth:

Dags90:
I think the best way to handle it is to have whoever's penis it's going on buy the condom. Condoms need to fit right to work properly.

Please tell me you're joking.

In high school, a woman came and did a sex ed demonstration, and put her whole fist a condom. A standard sized common. I'm going out on a limb and saying a standard condom can accommodate pretty much all penises.

I've already pointed out in this thread - just because they CAN stretch to accommodate much larger objects, doesn't not mean that one size will fit all penises in practice.

For starters, regular-sized condoms only unroll to a length of about 7 inches (18 cm). Proper use requires the condom to be unrolled all the way to the base of the penis (no doing so greatly increases the risk of the condom slipping off), which with a regular-sized condom in therefore impossible for roughly 1 in every 10 men.

Secondly, some penises are sufficiently thick that regular-sized condom cannot be comfortably unrolled down the entire length. Furthermore, the more the condom stretches, the more likely it is to break - remember, it's not enough for the condom to simply accommodate the penis inside it, it must also hold up under the friction involved in sex.

I have personally seen penises (not my own, lest someone mistake this for a brag post) that are too large for a regular-sized condom, and must therefore use large condoms. Reality trumps theory.

Dags90:

Zachary Amaranth:
Please tell me you're joking.

In high school, a woman came and did a sex ed demonstration, and put her whole fist a condom. A standard sized common. I'm going out on a limb and saying a standard condom can accommodate pretty much all penises.

Condoms stretch fine for girth, but not all of them are long enough for well endowed men. There's also thickness of the material to take into account.

Yeah, this was already debunked in a response to you. I'm kind of disappointed that you're continuing this line of argument.

manaman:

Dags90:
I think the best way to handle it is to have whoever's penis it's going on buy the condom. Condoms need to fit right to work properly. That or a woman could buy a female condom, but those are usually more expensive.

Most of the people I know in exclusive heterosexual relationships don't use condoms, hormonal birth control is far more common.

Condoms are incredibly stretchy and you are unlikely to find them in more than two sizes (with the second size really only there to boost guy's egos. You could put a regular sized condom over your head. Nobody has a penis that large.

I disagree, sir. I had to switch from regulars to magnums because the regulars were choking my unit to the point to where I would lose, and be unable to regain my erection. For me, regulars are tight to the point of being almost painful. Once I switched, it was like day and night; they were much more comfortable.

Included in the monthly bills, split down the middle.

We're boring like that.

both, its called responsibility, plus i am willing to bet the pharmacy is less judgemental when women buy them haha

80sGuy:

manaman:

Dags90:
I think the best way to handle it is to have whoever's penis it's going on buy the condom. Condoms need to fit right to work properly. That or a woman could buy a female condom, but those are usually more expensive.

Most of the people I know in exclusive heterosexual relationships don't use condoms, hormonal birth control is far more common.

Condoms are incredibly stretchy and you are unlikely to find them in more than two sizes (with the second size really only there to boost guy's egos. You could put a regular sized condom over your head. Nobody has a penis that large.

I disagree, sir. I had to switch from regulars to magnums because the regulars were choking my unit to the point to where I would lose, and be unable to regain my erection. For me, regulars are tight to the point of being almost painful. Once I switched, it was like day and night; they were much more comfortable.

Good for you and your large penis, I guess? I know you are going to argue against it and realistically it doesn't matter as long as the things don't slip off, but the latex can actually stretch a lot before it's stretch resistance should get anywhere close to the point it bothers most people. So either your penis is unrealistically large, you have a mild sensitivity to the lubricant in whatever regular sized condoms you tried before switching, you have erection troubles and any odd sensations present problems, or it is all in your head.

Possibly a combination of factors.

Either way, as I said. It doesn't matter as long as it doesn't slip off. Besides if you had read a little more of the thread I would have already clarified that it wasn't like I didn't believe there where not people that had difficulties with regular condoms, only that they where extremely few and far between. Not the norm in any way.

AngloDoom:

Mind if I ask about your response to the people showing videos of condoms stretching to the size of legs? I'm not throwing doubt about your penis size (because how the hell would I know?) but I do think Magnum condoms promote the idea that condoms have certain set sizes, but I've personally put a 'regular' condom on my arm without much stretching.

They can actually stretch quite a bit more than that, a Trojan Magnum can fill with enough water to fill a bath tub.

I believe in a Karma system when it comes to buying condoms: for every time she sends you out to buy her...ahem..."feminine needs" products, SHE then has to go out and buy the rubbers. ::nodnod::

And while we're on the subject, I've some sagely words of advice to offer:
"Remember kids, condoms are a lot cheaper than diapers."

Condoms are scary :(

I buy them condoms. I eat awkward moments for breakfast. *Slams the pack down with pride on the conveyor belt*

My bf and I switch off buying them so it doesn't always have to fall on one person's shoulders to buy protection. We always go Dutch when it comes to doing stuff together that involves money.

My girlfriend's too shy, and it's my penis, so me.

I'm on birth control so we don't have to worry about that. =] But if we ever do try some out, we'd get them together. Because we both care about how eachother feels while making love. =3

BOOM headshot65:
In my case, its neither. We dont really want to tempt fate before we are married so we are not having sex until we are married. Plus both of us believe in only have sex to have children, so theres that.

Not like it would make much of a difference anyway. The women in her family seem to have some sort of...I just call it a curse, where NO BIRTH CONTROL WORKS. Condom, The Pill, both at the same time, 70% of the women in her family have gotten pregnant while on Birth Control. Again, since I dont know if my GF is in the 30% minority, Rather not tempt fate.

Respect the beliefs, but when you are married, there are more options than just the pill and condoms. There the Implanon, the implant that goes in the arm and lasts for 3 years and the Mirena an IUD that gets inserted in the uterus, requires anesthetic if there haven't had a baby, but lasts for 5 years and completely removes the woman's period so it's cheaper than abstinence, as they don't have to buy tampons/pads. These are far more effective and long lasting.

Whichever one wants to have sex more (girls want it as much as guys, despite what you may believe).

Well, I'm not here to to talk about the size of my unit; because in the end, it's irrelevant. I was only saying that regular condoms HURT, and magnums don't. I think it has more to do with the remaining latex at the ring which ends up at the base; more so than anything else. For my lifestyle, condoms are a requirement, not an option; and I'm not going to be one of those a-holes that says "baby, condoms hurt, so I don't wear them"...hell no. I made the switch, and they don't hurt now...simple logic if you ask me. The fact that they're named "magnums" or "large" has nothing to do with me. Condoms could have come in "flower" and "rainbow" sizes, and I would still wear the one of the two that didn't make me wince. And you're absolutely right, Manaman, as long as it doesn't fall off, the name on the box doesn't matter. ;-)

Let's make this replay more gender neutral.

People with penises (including strap-ons) should buy condoms as people with ovaries are usually buying the pill. Share the burden and all that.

That said, if you are a person who is generally receiving penises, you should also buy condoms (either the female condom variety or the male condom variety) in case your partner doesn't have any.

Dental Dams. Hm...I have a bunch...since they are more exotic and less used, I'd say the person who is most concerned about latex barriers while giving or receiving vaginal oral sex should buy them...but ideally both partners would.

When I had a relationship, I bought the condoms, but only because my ex was too socially inept to face a cashier with a box that essentially proclaims 'I'm having safe sex, I'm a good guy'. In hindsight, what I should have done was refuse sex unless he bought them. Or just refuse sex entirely since I never wanted it anyway u_u

I think it's sexy to take turns, but that's just me.

Always carry a few on a night out, my girlfriend is on the pill so we dont use them...which she gets for free as a student. but I reguarly get asked for one in clubs by mates/randoms and so having a few backups is a good idea. condoms may be expensive but kids are REALLY expensive...

aprilmarie:
Both parties should buy them. Heterosexual and homosexual relationships. whether it be two men, two women, one man one woman, genderqueer and male, etc...whatever your gender you should have condoms for a partner.

I'm confused as to why you would think two women would need to buy condoms... dental dams maybe, but why on earth would we require condoms?

In any case, I have never bought or used condoms for that reason, so I can't really answer the question. It's interesting to see what everyone else thinks though.

Zachary Amaranth:

DRes82:
Most certainly her. I'm not the one that doesn't want to get pregnant, and wearing a condom is a pain in the ass anyways.

If it's a pain in the ass, you're doing it wrong.

Heh, there's only one way to do it. I think you misunderstood me. First off, rolling a rubber onto your junk right before you stick it in is a huge turn off. Secondly, you lose a lot of sensation with a layer of latex wrapped around your schlong.

I'll stand by my initial post. On a related note, my wife and I celebrate our 12th anniversary this year. I wouldn't advocate unprotected sex to those of you who are...not as sure of your partner as I am.

mgirl:

aprilmarie:
Both parties should buy them. Heterosexual and homosexual relationships. whether it be two men, two women, one man one woman, genderqueer and male, etc...whatever your gender you should have condoms for a partner.

I'm confused as to why you would think two women would need to buy condoms... dental dams maybe, but why on earth would we require condoms?

In any case, I have never bought or used condoms for that reason, so I can't really answer the question. It's interesting to see what everyone else thinks though.

Actually both would be needed IF they were going to use toys on each other. And for those of us who live in areas where dental dams are hard to find, condoms can be cut up and used for the purpose as well. Some of us women are overly paranoid(ie:me) and regardless of their partner's gender or sexual organs they have require as much protection as possible. Also, you're forgetting about the trans women who don't want an operation to change their sex organs to match their gender.......
Basically some women are born with a penis, some men are born with a vagina or other female parts. And I'm not just talking about trans people either.

Also another thing that people can buy for sexual purposes is gloves for your hands.

and women can buy female condoms. particularly if they have a partner with a penis who refuses to wear condoms........

aprilmarie:
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Well, maybe it's just me then, but I've never felt the need. Don't really use dental dams either because they arent very nice. That's probably not very responsible of me, but it's my risk to take.

There seems to be an unusual (somewhat disturbing) number of people here who think the pill is 100% effective and negates the need for a condom.
Either that or they aren't actually that concerned about having a child.

Don't get me wrong, I know the pill is pretty damn effective but I've always been led to believe that it may still fail.

DRes82:

Zachary Amaranth:

DRes82:
Most certainly her. I'm not the one that doesn't want to get pregnant, and wearing a condom is a pain in the ass anyways.

If it's a pain in the ass, you're doing it wrong.

Heh, there's only one way to do it. I think you misunderstood me. First off, rolling a rubber onto your junk right before you stick it in is a huge turn off. Secondly, you lose a lot of sensation with a layer of latex wrapped around your schlong.

I'll stand by my initial post. On a related note, my wife and I celebrate our 12th anniversary this year. I wouldn't advocate unprotected sex to those of you who are...not as sure of your partner as I am.

I think you misunderstood me. Think about the wording of "pain in the ass."

Amberella:
I'm on birth control so we don't have to worry about that. =] But if we ever do try some out, we'd get them together. Because we both care about how eachother feels while making love. =3

You do know there are a statically significant number of women who get pregnant on the pill, yes?

Saying "I don't have to worry about it" is a little backwards.

mgirl:

I'm confused as to why you would think two women would need to buy condoms... dental dams maybe, but why on earth would we require condoms?

A condom can be readily made into a dental dam. Additionally, most lesbian sex tips will advise condomts to be used for shared toys, cleanliness and especially if there will be any anal stimulation.

aprilmarie:
Also, you're forgetting about the trans women who don't want an operation to change their sex organs to match their gender.......

Don't be ridiculous. No lesbian would ever sleep with a tanswoman!

(I'm kidding, especially since my girlfriend would have words with me about it. :P)

my gf (we don't live together) only buys them from time to time to always have some at home (in case we need them and i'm all out of condoms, or forgot them, or whatever), but usually i buy them. after all, if it weren't for my physiology there wouldn't be any risk of getting pregnant, right? so i have to take care about it; you know, look after your own shit, stuff like that ^^

Zachary Amaranth:

Dags90:
I think the best way to handle it is to have whoever's penis it's going on buy the condom. Condoms need to fit right to work properly.

Please tell me you're joking.

In high school, a woman came and did a sex ed demonstration, and put her whole fist a condom. A standard sized common. I'm going out on a limb and saying a standard condom can accommodate pretty much all penises.

Dags has a point there, imho; of course condoms fit pretty much anything/anyone, but it does get quite uncomfortable after a while if the ring at the bottom is too tight; it's thin enough to leave a well defined mark, and thick (=strong) enough to do so with enough force.
nope, not comfortable at all o.O
and i do prefer not having an uncomfortable feeling when i'm with my gf ^^

Zachary Amaranth:

SkarKrow:
Neither. Partner is allergic to latex.

There's like a million different types of nonlatex condoms. And these days, they're priced about the same.

Used to be sex with someone with a latex allergy was EXPENSIVE.

True. BUt still, free pill in the UK, free contraceptive implants in the UK, so we don't need them annyway.

It's been a while since I've need to use them (have a girlfriend, in long term relationship). The last time I needed some my ex and I went to the family planning center and they gave us hundreds of the things. I remember sitting in town, blowing them up and letting them fly away. Some woman came up and slapped me. lol.

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