Best way to carry condoms with you
January 20, 2006 11:01 AM   Subscribe

CondomFilter: What is the best way to carry condoms around with you for use away from home? Looking around on the Net, you find advice that keeping it in your wallet or pocket is unsafe (heat and friction), so what other options does a guy have? Will your suggestions work for carrying more than one condom as well?
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (15 answers total)
In the box, in a backpack. Also, I don't think that it'd be unsafe to keep them in your breast pocket, but that's probably inconvenient.
posted by TurkishGolds at 11:14 AM on January 20, 2006

In a headband made of condoms, to assure that people know you're safe and looking. ;-)

Other than that, anywhere that isn't subject to heat and pressure. Luggage/backpack/etc.
posted by Kickstart70 at 11:16 AM on January 20, 2006 [1 favorite]

Unless you're wearing really tight pants, one of your font pockets should be okay. In situtations where you'll need more than 2 or 3, bring a backpack or something, for crying out loud.
posted by uncleozzy at 11:19 AM on January 20, 2006

I'm not sure how long you plan on carrying around these condoms, but I doubt carrying them around in your wallet for a few hours would really do that much damage to them. I get the distinct impression from a lot of these places that say you shouldn't carry them around in your wallet are talking about long term storage...I know a few people who have been carrying around the same condom for a few years (praying they'll get to use it).
posted by johnsmith415 at 11:27 AM on January 20, 2006

In your sock.

You can discreetly grab them when you're undressing, you won't need to take your eyes off your partner, and you won't waste any time nervously fumbling around in your wallet, distracting you from the business at hand and leading to yet another night of being told "it happens to all men and it's no big deal" even though you know is doesn't and it is.

Or so I've heard.
posted by bondcliff at 11:28 AM on January 20, 2006

You can fit 2 easy, 3 with a little thought into a 35mm film canister where they are well protected. I carry a camera bag everywhere so this is a natural, YMMV.
posted by Mitheral at 11:32 AM on January 20, 2006

This thread from December takes on the issue as well. Down at the bottom (threadkiller is I!) there's a link to various compact condom cases, most of which will hold multiple.
posted by luftmensch at 11:34 AM on January 20, 2006

I had an old cigarillo case I used back in my carefree and single optimistic - days. No reason a cigarette case wouldn't work just as well, I just didn't happen to have one. It certainly was overkill - it easily held 4-6 - but it was nice looking, though I kept it in my briefcase/laptop bag, not a pocket.
posted by phearlez at 11:44 AM on January 20, 2006

An Altoids(tm) tin was all the rage a couple of years ago, and you can get those littler ones now (tins, I mean).
posted by Capn at 11:55 AM on January 20, 2006

You don't have the heat and friction problems if you keep them in the condom pocket (also known as the place where you can store change or an iPod Nano).
posted by wackybrit at 12:06 PM on January 20, 2006

Yeah... undivided pillbox or "cigarette" case or business card case. The metal or plastic kinds.
posted by IndigoRain at 12:39 PM on January 20, 2006

There should be nothing wrong with tucking a few into your wallet for a night. The wallet will help with friction, and as for heat, if things go well, the condoms will be heated to body temperature eventually :)

I think it's good to make a habit of putting the condoms in your wallet before a night of partying. You'll always fresh ones (just remember to take them out at the end of the night if they go unused). I'd also recommend having both lubricated and unlubricated. Oral with a lubed condom can be pretty nasty.
posted by zerokey at 1:10 PM on January 20, 2006

You may carry your condoms in anything for short periods of time (say, up to a week) and be fine. As long as you don't rupture the protective packaging. That is the most important thing. Otherwise, your greatest danger IMHO is sunlight, which can lead to latex decomposition and drying. As long as the wrapper is still sealed, and the condom passes a simple visual inspection, go wild...
posted by mrmojoflying at 1:23 PM on January 20, 2006

If we're talking about a night of partying, I generally just throw a couple in my back pocket or in my wallet.

If I'm going on vacation, I either do the same as above or just throw them in my bag.
posted by Netzapper at 1:42 PM on January 20, 2006

Man purse.
posted by Meredith at 4:52 PM on January 20, 2006

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