How to carry a condom the right way

The Dinah Project recently had a post about how to carry a condom, and ended the post with a good argument for why girls should carry their own condoms. It’s a good post. Straightforward, interesting, and educational. You should forward it on to the teenagers you know, so they’ll be one step closer to using condoms correctly.

Here’s a few excerpts from the post:

To this day, carrying condoms in wallets and back pockets are common choices for men. It needs to be said that fantasies aside, your luck with shine through so much better when your contraceptive is intact. There is something to be said for not having to fumble around for a condom when the time comes, but pulling out a shabby, old prophylactic isn’t going to impress a soul.

Besides all this logic and practicality, sharing the condom load between the sexes inspires other creative benefits. For example, it can be the ultimately cool way to overcome the awkwardness of covering the bill in these times when having him pay up just doesn’t always feel right. Dinner is on him, condoms are on you. Well, sort of.

So go read the whole post! You might learn something, and you can pass that knowledge on to so many people in so many places!

About Karen Rayne

Dr. Karen Rayne has been supporting parents and families since 2007 when she received her PhD in Educational Psychology. A specialist in child wellbeing, Dr. Rayne has spent much of her career supporting parents, teachers, and other adults who care for children and teenagers.


  1. Isn’t it a little sexist to assume that all women carry bags and all men don’t?

  2. But carrying a condom in your wallet is a statement – “At any time I could get lucky, and I have to be prepared.” It’s a little confidence booster for a guy, even if not realistic. You just have to remember that if you hit a dry spell, to rotate out the old condom for a fresh one. (Some believe this helps break the dry spell by throwing away the “bad luck condom”.

  3. Perhaps, Alice, but it is generally more common for women to carry bags (purses) then men.

    And Robert, I think the point is that even after one night of being bent and heated and sat on, a condom looses effectiveness. So maybe the best course of action would be to have that “statement condom” just for looks, and then keep one that is actually ready for use tucked away somewhere more responsible.

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