Ask the average man about the escapades of his sex life, and you will be sure to hear several stories about how things got hot and heavy, but were unable to proceed any further due to a condom not being readily available.
It’s a situation that a lot of guys have run into, but it’s one quickly solved by making a run to the local convenience store or gas station, where condoms are generally available for sale.
While it’s usually a simple fix, what would you do if you were one of those people who felt shame at the idea of buying condoms? Would you try to find some way to improvise?
Using A Plastic Bag
A story recently emerged out of Vietnam, where a young couple about to engage in sex for the first time found themselves without any means of protection. By all accounts, there were several places nearby where the young man could have gone to buy a condom, but he later claimed that he was too shy and embarrassed to purchase one.
Instead, he basically strapped on a plastic shopping bag to use as a makeshift condom, only to quickly discover that the material and lack of lubrication made for an unpleasant experience.
While it proved to be a less than happy experience for the couple, both of whom suffered injuries to their genitals, at least they learned how important it is to use a real condom when you plan on having safe sex.
There are probably many of you shaking your heads in disbelief at this tale of woe, but you might be surprised to learn that this is not the first time that items other than condoms have been used instead.
Other Bad Choices
Plastic bags are a common choice, with sandwich baggies quite often being the bag of choice used. We would imagine that the Ziploc feature might make some people believe that this is the safest alternative to a condom.
These types of bags are still uncomfortable, though, but you might imagine that Clingfilm would be a smooth, snug fit. If you have ever tried to put plastic wrap over leftovers, you have probably found that it is not the easiest material to work with. Latex gloves have also been used, as have candy wrappers, and, in a real Hannibal Lecter turn of events, chicken skin.
The people who used these alternative methods must be given some points for creativity, but they lose a whole lot more in the brains department. None of these aforementioned items were produced to act as a safe sex tool, and it has to be said that there are plenty of companies out there who do nothing but make products intended for that purpose.
If you plan on having sex, and you want it to be of the safe variety, set aside your potential embarrassment and go buy some condoms. You can even now buy them online, safe in the knowledge that they will come in a plain box that shows nothing but your address. That’s the safest way to go for everyone involved. Check out this infographic to learn how to find your perfect condom.