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20th Aug '16 4:33:58 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/RedEars'': There's a gag where various men buy condoms from a female cashier. They don't know their own size, so she has to, ehm, manually check them by putting her hand down their pants, then broadcasting stuff on the loadspeaker like "Size XL! Isle 3!" or Size M Isle 3!". The punchline comes when an nervous teenager goes to buy condoms: "[[JizzedInMyPants Cleanup! Isle 3!]]"


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* Website/CollegeHumor: They parody this in the POV series where buying condoms is shown from both the guy's perspective and his girlfriend's. The guy finds it embarassing and tries to hide it by buying half a dozen unrelated items. The girl doesn't know the guy's size so she just buys all of them.
5th Aug '16 12:13:56 PM Morgenthaler
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* Explored creatively in [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=1368#comic this]] ''SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal''.

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* Explored creatively in [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=1368#comic this]] ''SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal''.''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal''.
8th Jul '16 8:24:01 AM LondonKdS
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* The song "House of Fun" by Madness is made of this trope. The lyrics concern a sixteen year old attempting to buy his first condoms with... little success.

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* The song "House of Fun" by Madness Music/{{Madness}} is made of this trope. The lyrics concern a sixteen year old attempting to buy his first condoms with... little success.
14th May '16 5:51:20 PM Josef5678
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* Have several friends buy increasingly larger sizes of condoms, with the last one buying [[BiggusDickus plastic bags and heavy-duty rubber bands...]]

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* Have several friends buy increasingly larger sizes of condoms, with the last one buying [[BiggusDickus [[GagPenis plastic bags and heavy-duty rubber bands...]]
7th May '16 3:58:11 PM nombretomado
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* On ''TheGoldenGirls'', the girls attempt to discreetly buy condoms, to be subjected to a loud price check everyone in the store hears.
** Fortunately, the embarassment leads to a crowning speech of awesome.
* Inverted in a ''SexAndTheCity'' where it's Miranda needing to go ''off'' birth control (due to breaking up with Steve) that causes embarrassment at her gynecologist.

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* On ''TheGoldenGirls'', ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'', the girls attempt to discreetly buy condoms, to be subjected to a loud price check everyone in the store hears.
** Fortunately, the embarassment embarrassment leads to a crowning speech of awesome.
* Inverted in a ''SexAndTheCity'' ''Series/SexAndTheCity'' where it's Miranda needing to go ''off'' birth control (due to breaking up with Steve) that causes embarrassment at her gynecologist.
4th May '16 5:03:15 AM Exxolon
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Note that, should you ever be so lucky in real life, buying contraceptives is almost never like that these days. You buy them off the shelf, and the person at the counter won't even glance twice at your purchases. (Unless, of course, you're buying ''only'' [[NoodleImplements condoms, six feet of garden hose, Vaseline, maraschino cherries, and a rubber ducky.]]) Between this and changing views on sexuality, this trope has largely became a DiscreditedTrope. However, not that long ago, it was normal for condoms to be ''behind'' the counter, so you had to ''ask'' for 'em. This was something of a rite of passage. Nevertheless, many still see it as being a bit embarrassing--or at least a bit gauche--to buy condoms and nothing but condoms, so often the purchase will be mixed in with a number of other items, e.g. toothpaste or soap (often leading to a serious case of BreadEggsMilkSquick).

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Note that, should you ever be so lucky in real life, buying contraceptives is almost never like that these days.days if for no other reason than the advent of HIV & AIDS created a very strong imperative to make barrier sexual protection as widely and easily available as possible. You buy them off the shelf, and the person at the counter won't even glance twice at your purchases. (Unless, of course, you're buying ''only'' [[NoodleImplements condoms, six feet of garden hose, Vaseline, maraschino cherries, and a rubber ducky.]]) Between this and changing views on sexuality, this trope has largely became a DiscreditedTrope. However, not that long ago, it was normal for condoms to be ''behind'' the counter, so you had to ''ask'' for 'em. This was something of a rite of passage. Nevertheless, many still see it as being a bit embarrassing--or at least a bit gauche--to buy condoms and nothing but condoms, so often the purchase will be mixed in with a number of other items, e.g. toothpaste or soap (often leading to a serious case of BreadEggsMilkSquick).
19th Mar '16 8:45:10 AM Hossmeister
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19th Jan '16 9:28:26 PM jamespolk
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* ''Summer of '42'' has one of the better examples of this, justified in that the movie takes place in TheForties and the guy trying to obtain the rubbers is 15 years old.

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* ''Summer of '42'' ''Film/SummerOf42'' has one of the better examples of this, justified in that the movie takes place in TheForties and the guy trying to obtain the rubbers is 15 years old.
28th Nov '15 10:29:45 PM Mdumas43073
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28th Nov '15 11:49:23 AM nombretomado
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* Averted on ''{{Scrubs}}'' when J.D and Kim's offscreen inability to obtain a condom resulted in the pregnancy storyline that drove the sixth season.
* In an episode of ''That70sShow'', Eric goes to the pharmacy to pick up some photos while his girlfriend's father is there to pick up her prescription, which he believes to be cough syrup. When the pharmacist tells him it's birth control, Eric bolts out of the store.
* For an unfunny example, in the pilot of ''MadMen'', the gynecologist prescribing Peggy her birth control pills thoughtlessly humiliated her throughout her exam.
* On ''{{Friends}}'', Monica and Rachel once had a long, hilarious scene fighting over the last condom in the bathroom while Ross and Richard awkwardly waited together outside for the two to come to an agreement.

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* Averted on ''{{Scrubs}}'' ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' when J.D and Kim's offscreen inability to obtain a condom resulted in the pregnancy storyline that drove the sixth season.
* In an episode of ''That70sShow'', ''Series/That70sShow'', Eric goes to the pharmacy to pick up some photos while his girlfriend's father is there to pick up her prescription, which he believes to be cough syrup. When the pharmacist tells him it's birth control, Eric bolts out of the store.
* For an unfunny example, in the pilot of ''MadMen'', ''Series/MadMen'', the gynecologist prescribing Peggy her birth control pills thoughtlessly humiliated her throughout her exam.
* On ''{{Friends}}'', ''Series/{{Friends}}'', Monica and Rachel once had a long, hilarious scene fighting over the last condom in the bathroom while Ross and Richard awkwardly waited together outside for the two to come to an agreement.
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