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Talking of condoms as we were :rolleyes:

I was wondering how you older guys bought yours in the days before supermarkets

stocked them.

Was it the barber shop whisper? Or vending machines in discreet places?

Did you ever go through the embarrassing ordeal of asking for yet another toothbrush

in the chemist shop?

These days condoms are so easily acquired and not many people bat an eyelid when they

are added to the shopping trolley.

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'Older' hmm????? ;-)

Barber ('something for the weekend sir?') or chemist. Funny how red one's ears can get without actually bursting into flames.

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Talking of condoms as we were :rolleyes:

I was wondering how you older guys bought yours in the days before supermarkets

stocked them.

Was it the barber shop whisper? Or vending machines in discreet places?

Did you ever go through the embarrassing ordeal of asking for yet another toothbrush

in the chemist shop?

These days condoms are so easily acquired and not many people bat an eyelid when they

are added to the shopping trolley.

Vending machines and chemists for me. :)

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Vending machines and chemists for me. :)

I buy them from wilkinsons or any chemsist it is quite easy to buy them

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Vending machines in the gents. It took a while before I could bring myself to buy them in a shop!

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Vending machines in the gents. It took a while before I could bring myself to buy them in a shop!

Lol, as a teenager loosing countless ££££'s in Pub vending machines when nothing came out and not having the guts to tell the Barman, I decided that a chemist was the best place. Having said that, I very rarely used them during sex, for one thing I hated/hate using them and secondly it never seemed an issue in those days.

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Grew up when the pill was the thing and only ever bought condoms once in my life - the pub vending machine being the life saver at 10.00pm on a Sunday night.

Strange fact - apart from that one occasion I didn't use a condom again until I started seeing escorts so once in 54 years......................(OK I lie - another time was to give a sperm sample to check that my snip had worked)

OK, another correction, the first girl I fucked was in a Soho walkup in the sixties but I didn't actually buy the condom.........

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Talking of condoms as we were :rolleyes:

I was wondering how you older guys bought yours in the days before supermarkets

stocked them.

Was it the barber shop whisper? Or vending machines in discreet places?

Did you ever go through the embarrassing ordeal of asking for yet another toothbrush

in the chemist shop?

These days condoms are so easily acquired and not many people bat an eyelid when they

are added to the shopping trolley.

My first time was in 1972. I had just gone up to Uni (a wet-eared virgin 300 miles from home). On a promise I went to Boots and discreetly recced the location of my target(a tad tricky when you're wearing a combat jacket and bell-bottoms). As the counter cleared of other customers I briskly picked up a packet of gossammer and offered it to the shop assistant: yes she was old enough to be my mother. When she returned merchandise clinically wrapped in a white paper bag and asked for payment I suddenly realised I'd picked up a packet of 12. I didn't have the balls to exchange it. Wilting under her exasperated glare I counted out the extra cash and bolted. Thankfully I didn't have to repeat the experience as my GF went on the pill shortly afterwards.

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Honestly, I shoplifted them as I was too embarrassed to buy them. Now I don't care because it's nothing to be embarrassed about and it shows I'm safe and I'm actually going to have sex. Buying porn would be worse as it says I'm going to have a wank.

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Vending machines in the gents. It took a while before I could bring myself to buy them in a shop!

EXACTLY what I did. At that time I was too shy to go into a chemist's shop in case there was a female at the counter. Go to Superdrug now & don't care if there is a female at the counter. Shows how times have changed - or is it me :)

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it never seemed an issue in those days.

Grew up when the pill was the thing

Ahhh, that ancient time before STDs were invented. And that's why they are always referred to as "the good old days"

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In barbers they used to be advertised as 'family planning requisites' or 'surgical rubberwear'. I never actually asked for them at the barbers I went to as they were on the counter and you could discretely pick them up and pay for them with the cost of your haircut. Still a mild sense of embarrassment tho'

Favourite choice was pub toilets, especially those where you could nip into the toilets without walking through the bar area. You always hoped nobody else was in the toilets when you were buying them.

They used to cost half-a-crown for a packet of 3, about the same cost as a packet of 10 Embassy.

How things have changed !

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hmmm

'something for the weekend.'

in the 70's they were not generally used. it was the girls job to sort that by being on the pill.

not saying its right, just how it was.

always had a laugh when someone was not drinking as it was assumed they were on anti-biotics because they had the clap.

then came AIDS and everything changed.

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As a group of young lads we often met up in our local on a Saturday lunchtime

Most of us much to shy to go to the local chemist and get some "johnies"

One of our group suffered no such inhibitions and would ( for a pint of larger ) purchase the goods

I often wonder how the chemist staff viewed this lad going in there every Saturday buying several packets of three

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As a group of young lads we often met up in our local on a Saturday lunchtime

Most of us much to shy to go to the local chemist and get some "johnies"

One of our group suffered no such inhibitions and would ( for a pint of larger ) purchase the goods

I often wonder how the chemist staff viewed this lad going in there every Saturday buying several packets of three

If they were male staff, as one lucky guy, if they were female one dirty bastard possibly. :D

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As a group of young lads we often met up in our local on a Saturday lunchtime

Most of us much to shy to go to the local chemist and get some "johnies"

One of our group suffered no such inhibitions and would ( for a pint of larger ) purchase the goods

I often wonder how the chemist staff viewed this lad going in there every Saturday buying several packets of three

That's a word rarely used nowadays

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hmmm

'something for the weekend.'

in the 70's they were not generally used. it was the girls job to sort that by being on the pill.

not saying its right, just how it was.

always had a laugh when someone was not drinking as it was assumed they were on anti-biotics because they had the clap.

then came AIDS and everything changed.

The barbers I go to is run by two ladies and they will usually say that as a joke as you are leaving. They don't sell condoms but obviously their quip brings a smile to many of their older customers.

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