Free Samples: Condoms & Lube
The majority of 20 somethings are sexually active (or at least want to be). I am a big proponent of safer sex practices and exploring the many fun erotic products available on the market. It’s a little costly to buy several different brands of condoms and lubes to find the ones that work best for you.
Although many websites and some stores sell sample packs of various condoms and lubes, it’s even better to try some new options for free!
Here are a few places to request free samples of condoms and lubricants.
Durex doesn’t have any free samples available, but you can sign up for a free issue of their new magazine. I have no idea why this exists, but it includes $25 in coupons, so that certainly makes it worth the effort to sign up. There are also coupon codes available for Durex products at Drugstore.com.
Also, Durex occasionally recruits for people to be condom testers, basically sending people condoms to test out in their own homes. Currently they aren’t recruiting for that, but are looking for Vibrator Testers, so if that’s up your alley, you can sign up and possibly be selected (it’s done randomly) to receive a sample vibrator.
Another option for free condoms is JollyJohns.com. You can sign up and earn points which are redeemable for free condoms. I haven’t used the site personally yet, but I’d love to hear from anyone who has.
(If you are sexually active and having problems affording condoms, or other forms of birth control, I highly recommend contacting Planned Parenthood and other local family planning clinics. Many operate on sliding scales for those without heath insurance and a lot of them provide free condoms as well.)
ETA 7/13/09: Durex is now having a weekly contest for free condoms, which includes samples.