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26th Apr '17 6:37:01 AM DoctorNemesis
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Nevertheless, many still see it as being a bit embarrassing--or at least a bit gauche--to buy condoms and nothing but condoms. For one, given that even in these more sexually permissive days sex is nevertheless still seen as a rather private and intimate affair, the more modest and shy among us might be at least a little uncomfortable knowing that at least one other person is going to know that sex is likely to be in their immediate future. So often the purchase will be mixed in with a number of other items, e.g. toothpaste or soap. For comic effect, should the other items themselves be unfortunately or hastily chosen this may often lead to a serious case of BreadEggsMilkSquick, which in turn will also provide the possibility for [[HilarityEnsues ensuing hilarity]] and comic misunderstandings.

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Nevertheless, many still see it as being a bit embarrassing--or at least a bit gauche--to buy condoms and nothing but condoms. For one, given that even in these more sexually permissive days sex is nevertheless still seen as a rather private and intimate affair, the more modest and shy among us might be at least a little uncomfortable knowing that at least one other person complete stranger is going to know that sex is likely to be in their immediate future. So often the purchase will be mixed in with a number of other items, e.g. toothpaste or soap. For comic effect, should the other items themselves be unfortunately or hastily chosen this may often lead to a serious case of BreadEggsMilkSquick, which in turn will also provide the possibility for [[HilarityEnsues ensuing hilarity]] and comic misunderstandings.
31st Mar '17 4:23:04 AM Omeganian
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* There was an old ad (maybe condoms, maybe social) about a DecemberDecemberRomance couple wanting to purchase condoms and putting them among a large pharmacy order with all kind of medicine people of their age would be expected to buy. Once out of the pharmacy, they gleefully pull out the condoms and run away, leaving the rest of the order lying on the street.


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* The French social anti AIDS ad compilation ''3,000 Scenarios to Combat a Virus'' included [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7h26f_la-sirene-3000-scenarios-contre-un_shortfilms a short]] where a DecemberDecemberRomance couple needs condoms, so the man goes to the pharmacy and places the condoms in a large order of all kind of things a man his age would buy. Once out, he gleefully pulls the condoms out and they walk away, the rest of the order left in a rubbish bin. A variation of the "Blind Date" joke/urban legend is also part of the compilation.
31st Mar '17 12:27:24 AM Omeganian
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* There was an old ad (maybe condoms, maybe social) about a DecemberDecemberRomance couple wanting to purchase condoms and putting them among a large pharmacy order with all kind of medicine people of their age would be expected to buy. Once out of the pharmacy, they gleefully pull out the condoms and run away, leaving the rest of the order lying on the street.
19th Mar '17 10:16:34 PM angie710
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** They also did another variation for their "Dating: It's Complicated" series. A young college-aged couple are at a party, and they get drunk and fall asleep or pass out in one of the bedrooms. They wake up at about 3 AM, and begin making out...and the girl says she wants to have sex. Her boyfriend is excited because he's a virgin (well, [[TechnicalVirgin technically]])...but he unfortunately doesn't have any condoms with him. The girlfriend replies that she has a condom in her purse...which is locked in one of the other bedrooms. She sends him down the hall to get it, and he is unable to get into the room, ask for help, or pick the lock. He proposes a number of makeshift condom ideas [[NoodleImplements (balloons, beer bottle, plastic wrap)]], but [[WomenAreWiser his girlfriend shoots them all down.]] Then she asks him to go ask the apartment's owner for a condom, but he refuses because it's too awkward. So they decide to go with their old standby: the Everything But. [[ShaggyDogStory When they finish and turn on the lights, there's a brand-new box of condoms right on the bedside table]]...and the owner of the bed/apartment angrily kicking them out. When they finally ''do'' get the opportunity to go "all the way," [[AllPeriodsArePMS the girl is on her period and in a bad mood]].
3rd Jan '17 6:21:37 AM DoctorNemesis
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Nevertheless, many still see it as being a bit embarrassing--or at least a bit gauche--to buy condoms and nothing but condoms. For one, given that even in these more sexually permissive days sex is nevertheless still seen as a rather private and intimate affair, the more modest and shy among us might be at least a little uncomfortable knowing that at least one other person is going to know that sex is likely to be in their immediate future. So often the purchase will be mixed in with a number of other items, e.g. toothpaste or soap. For comic effect, should the other items themselves be unfortunately or hastily chosen this may often lead to a serious case of BreadEggsMilkSquick, which in turn will also provide the possibility for [[HilarityEnsues ensuring hilarity]] and comic misunderstandings.

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Nevertheless, many still see it as being a bit embarrassing--or at least a bit gauche--to buy condoms and nothing but condoms. For one, given that even in these more sexually permissive days sex is nevertheless still seen as a rather private and intimate affair, the more modest and shy among us might be at least a little uncomfortable knowing that at least one other person is going to know that sex is likely to be in their immediate future. So often the purchase will be mixed in with a number of other items, e.g. toothpaste or soap. For comic effect, should the other items themselves be unfortunately or hastily chosen this may often lead to a serious case of BreadEggsMilkSquick, which in turn will also provide the possibility for [[HilarityEnsues ensuring ensuing hilarity]] and comic misunderstandings.
3rd Jan '17 6:21:09 AM DoctorNemesis
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Nevertheless, many still see it as being a bit embarrassing--or at least a bit gauche--to buy condoms and nothing but condoms. For one, given that even in these more sexually permissive days sex is nevertheless still seen as a rather private and intimate affair, the more modest and shy among us might be at least be a little uncomfortable knowing that at least one other person is going to know that sex is likely to be in their immediate future. So often the purchase will be mixed in with a number of other items, e.g. toothpaste or soap. For comic effect, should the other items themselves be unfortunately or hastily chosen this may often lead to a serious case of BreadEggsMilkSquick, which in turn will also provide the possibility for [[HilarityEnsues ensuring hilarity]] and comic misunderstandings.

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Nevertheless, many still see it as being a bit embarrassing--or at least a bit gauche--to buy condoms and nothing but condoms. For one, given that even in these more sexually permissive days sex is nevertheless still seen as a rather private and intimate affair, the more modest and shy among us might be at least be a little uncomfortable knowing that at least one other person is going to know that sex is likely to be in their immediate future. So often the purchase will be mixed in with a number of other items, e.g. toothpaste or soap. For comic effect, should the other items themselves be unfortunately or hastily chosen this may often lead to a serious case of BreadEggsMilkSquick, which in turn will also provide the possibility for [[HilarityEnsues ensuring hilarity]] and comic misunderstandings.
3rd Jan '17 6:20:42 AM DoctorNemesis
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Note that, should you ever be so lucky in real life, buying contraceptives is almost never like that these 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, and sometimes is still considered this to a slight degree even today - the idea being that if you aren't mature enough to go and buy condoms by yourself, you aren't mature enough to be having sex either. 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). In order to facilitate this trope (or at least its potential for [[HilarityEnsues hilarity ensuing]]) within these changing social mores, the trope may therefore be combined with ASimplePlan, in that what ''seems'' like the simple act of acquiring contraception will, through a collision of unrelated circumstances, become far more tortuous and complicated than it should be.

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Note that, should you ever be so lucky in real life, buying contraceptives is almost never like that these 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, and sometimes is still considered this to a slight degree even today - the idea being that if you aren't mature enough to go and buy condoms by yourself, you aren't mature enough to be having sex either. In order to facilitate this trope (or at least its potential for [[HilarityEnsues hilarity ensuing]]) within these changing social mores, the trope may therefore be combined with ASimplePlan, in that what ''seems'' like the simple act of acquiring contraception will, through a collision of unrelated circumstances, become far more tortuous and complicated than it should be.

Nevertheless, many still see it as being a bit embarrassing--or at least a bit gauche--to buy condoms and nothing but condoms, so condoms. For one, given that even in these more sexually permissive days sex is nevertheless still seen as a rather private and intimate affair, the more modest and shy among us might be at least be a little uncomfortable knowing that at least one other person is going to know that sex is likely to be in their immediate future. So often the purchase will be mixed in with a number of other items, e.g. toothpaste or soap (often leading soap. For comic effect, should the other items themselves be unfortunately or hastily chosen this may often lead to a serious case of BreadEggsMilkSquick). In order to facilitate this trope (or at least its potential BreadEggsMilkSquick, which in turn will also provide the possibility for [[HilarityEnsues hilarity ensuing]]) within these changing social mores, the trope may therefore be combined with ASimplePlan, in that what ''seems'' like the simple act of acquiring contraception will, through a collision of unrelated circumstances, become far more tortuous ensuring hilarity]] and complicated than it should be.
comic misunderstandings.
3rd Jan '17 6:16:12 AM DoctorNemesis
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Note that, should you ever be so lucky in real life, buying contraceptives is almost never like that these 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, and sometimes is still considered this to a slight degree even today - the idea being that if you aren't mature enough to go and buy condoms by yourself, you aren't mature enough to be having sex either. 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 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, and sometimes is still considered this to a slight degree even today - the idea being that if you aren't mature enough to go and buy condoms by yourself, you aren't mature enough to be having sex either. 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). In order to facilitate this trope (or at least its potential for [[HilarityEnsues hilarity ensuing]]) within these changing social mores, the trope may therefore be combined with ASimplePlan, in that what ''seems'' like the simple act of acquiring contraception will, through a collision of unrelated circumstances, become far more tortuous and complicated than it should be.
21st Dec '16 3:10:49 PM AndyLA
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* A young man walks up to the pharmacist and asks for a pack of condoms normally. He then tells the pharmacist that he'll be visiting his girlfriend at her house later that night for dinner, and how he's planning to have sex with her for the first time, but he's not sure how she'll behave in bed - she might as well be a slut for all he knows. He gets the pack, pays and leaves without hassle. Later, at the girlfriend's house, he stays quiet and composed the whole dinner, only opening his mouth to pray before the meal. Once the dinner is over, the girlfriend comes up to him and says: "Gee, honey, I didn't know you were so shy and pious..." "Yeah," he whispers nervously, "and I didn't know your dad was a pharmacist."
24th Nov '16 3:14:54 AM StFan
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uj6G1C6c0uw This]] Levi's commercial directed by Creator/MichelGondry based on the "Blind Date" urban legend (see below).

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uj6G1C6c0uw This]] A Levi's commercial commercial]] directed by Creator/MichelGondry is based on the "Blind Date" urban legend (see below).



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* A man walks up to the pharmacist and whispers that he needs condoms. The pharmcist asks him what size, and when he doesn't know, gives him a board with increasingly larger holes in it, and tells him to follow in the back. The pharmacist then tells his assistant "Get me a box of extra small- no, small- no, medium cond- a box of paper towels!"
** A variation where the guy goes into the fitting room alone. Five minutes later, the guy comes back and asks "Forget the condoms. [[ADateWithRosiePalms How much for the board?]]"

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* A man walks up to the pharmacist and whispers that he needs condoms. The pharmcist pharmacist asks him what size, and when he doesn't know, gives him a board with increasingly larger holes in it, and tells him to follow in the back. The pharmacist then tells his assistant "Get me a box of extra small- no, small- no, medium cond- a box of paper towels!"
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towels!"\\\
A variation where the guy goes into the fitting room alone. Five minutes later, the guy comes back and asks "Forget the condoms. [[ADateWithRosiePalms How much for the board?]]"



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-->'''Mike:''' Where do you keep your Durex? I need to be armed!
-->'''Dalek''': DUREX, THE BIGGEST THREAT, EXTERMINATE THEM ALL! EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE! EX-''(hotel owner hits Dalek on the dome)'' OW!
-->'''Hotel owner:''' Well I've got two in my wallet...
-->'''Dalek:''' TWO?
-->'''Hotel Owner:''' I don't work social hours, you know!

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-->'''Mike:''' Where do you keep your Durex? I need to be armed!
-->'''Dalek''':
armed!\\
'''Dalek:'''
DUREX, THE BIGGEST THREAT, EXTERMINATE THEM ALL! EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE! EX-''(hotel EX-- ''[hotel owner hits Dalek on the dome)'' OW!
-->'''Hotel
dome]'' OW!\\
'''Hotel
owner:''' Well I've got two in my wallet...
-->'''Dalek:''' TWO?
-->'''Hotel
wallet...\\
'''Dalek:''' TWO?\\
'''Hotel
Owner:''' I don't work social hours, you know!



-->'''Richie:''' What kind do you want?
-->'''Eddie:''' Rubber ones.
** And later:
--->'''Richie:''' Bagsy me first go with it!
--->'''Eddie:''' No, no, get two.

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-->'''Richie:''' What kind do you want?
-->'''Eddie:'''
want?\\
'''Eddie:'''
Rubber ones.
** And later:
--->'''Richie:'''
ones.\\
''[later]''\\
'''Richie:'''
Bagsy me first go with it!
--->'''Eddie:'''
it!\\
'''Eddie:'''
No, no, get two.



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* This page wouldn't be complete without a mention of [[http://www.snopes.com/college/risque/blinddate.asp The Blind Date]].
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* Explored creatively in [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=1368#comic this]] ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal''.

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* %%* Explored creatively in [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=1368#comic this]] ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal''.



* Steven Merchant explained how he was too embarrassed to buy condoms from a 17 year old checkout girl during ''TheRickyGervaisShow''.
* 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.

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* Website/{{Snopes}} has [[http://www.snopes.com/college/risque/blinddate.asp "The Blind Date"]] urban legend, which can be summarized as "Young man discovers the pharmacist who sold him condoms is his blind date's father."
* Steven Merchant explained how he was too embarrassed to buy condoms from a 17 year old 17-year-old checkout girl during ''TheRickyGervaisShow''.
''Radio/TheRickyGervaisShow''.
* 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 embarrassing 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.



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