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Where to Find Cheap or Free Condoms

Posted on 2/10/2014 12:17 EST

Not sure you want to see the words "cheap" or "free" and "condom" in the same sentence? Get over it. While a 36-pack of Trojans runs upward of $25 at some outlets, effective, high-quality condoms are readily available for free or cheap if you know where to look. For many people, condoms are vital for a healthy and satisfying sex life. Don't be tempted to forgo protection just to save a little money. Instead, try these reliable sources of free or cheap condoms. Your wallet, and partner, will thank you.


Department of Health.

One goal of government health departments is helping to prevent transmittable diseases, including STDs. Many of these agencies offer free condoms to those who show up at a local office and are strapped for cash. Locate an outpost by doing a quick Google search for your state and "department of health."

Planned Parenthood.

Planned Parenthood helps people take control of their fertility and reproductive systems. In addition to counseling and sex education, Planned Parenthood provides condoms free of charge, no questions asked. Do a location search on the Planned Parenthood website to find a nearby health center.

Local Health Clinics.

Another source for free or cheap condoms is a local/community health clinic. Even if the condoms don't come free, clinics typically offer massive discounts and price incentives for anyone buying through their pharmacies. For those who are young and live near a college campus, college health services also give out condoms or sell them at substantial discounts.

Condom Finder Apps.

Apps and websites such as Condom Finder are the best friend of anyone in a rush to find free condoms. This app is dedicated to creating a network of businesses and organizations that distribute condoms for free with the goal of preventing STDs. All users have to do is enter their ZIP code to see a map of the closest affiliated businesses offering free condoms. Free lube is an added benefit.

Online Vendors.

Manufacturers often post coupons as an incentive to buy online, and specialized condom stores deliver variety and savings. CondomUSA, for example, offers steep clearance sales, free samples, and an impressive inventory. Condom Depot is another source, with 100-condom sampler packs priced as low as $30. Buyers might have to forfeit the particular brand they want, but the massive savings and the thrill of trying something new should make up for that.

Skip Convenience Stores.

Although convenience stores offer, well, convenience, their prices are always slightly higher to compensate for prime locations and extended hours. Likewise, try to avoid buying condoms at pharmacies, which also heavily mark up the cost.

by Jeremy Bender

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