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Where to get condoms

If you’ve been reading our articles about safer sex you might be wondering where you can get condoms - you’ll be pleased to know there are lots of places where they are given out free.

Condoms can be bought in chemists, supermarkets and garages and from websites such as https://www.freedoms-shop.com

You can get free condoms from some African community organisations, family planning clinics, sexual health clinics and some GP surgeries. You can also get them free from HIV and sexual health organisations.

Don’t forget condoms come in different shapes and sizes – just like men! It is important that a man wears the correct size of condom. A condom that is too small is likely to be uncomfortable and may break. A condom that is too large is likely to come off during sex.

The size of the condom will be shown on the packaging, for example, smaller condoms might be called ‘snug fit’, ‘close fit’ or ‘trim fit’ and larger ones are ‘large’, ‘king size’ or ‘XL’.

Condoms can be used with water-based lubricants or silicone lubricants, which help to make sex more comfortable and prevent condoms from breaking. You can get water-based lubricants from the same places that you get condoms. You can buy silicone lubricants from supermarkets and chemists.

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Marcy Madzikanda has a wealth of HIV prevention experience particularly around the role faith leaders play in sexual health and developing their competence to discuss these issues within their congregation. She designs and delivers training for African staff and volunteers working in HIV prevention. Marcy has excellent relationships with faith leaders and is a member of a working group on HIV policy and the Church.

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Where to get condoms

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If you’ve been reading our articles about safer sex you might be wondering where you can get condoms – you’ll be pleased to know there are lots of places where they are given out free.