This is a tough time for contraception. Every day brings news of Republican elected officials working ferociously to limit access to it for anyone who isn't wealthy. The pharmaceutical industry appears uninterested in coming up with a non-hormonal option beyond of the condom and the IUD. Condoms for school-aged kids remain controversial to the delusional. But come hell or high water, you will get your condoms.
Will.i.am recently gave sex educators agita by telling Elle, "If she had condoms in her house, that would just fuckin' throw me off. That's just tacky." Another way of looking at it (a saner one) is that that's just being prepared, whether there's going to be a surprise or there's a regular need for them.
And, as we learned from the 1997 Jennifer Love Hewitt movie Trojan Wars, there's another risk: If you don't keep condoms at the ready you might get getting held up at gun-point by a stock Scary Black Person, among numerous other cliches. (Proof that this is a real movie, since I seem to be the only one who remembers it, in this video.)
All of this made us wonder what lengths you folks have gone to be protected, be they funny, embarrassing, or realistically speaking, depressing. What unwarranted humiliation did you endure asking for a condom behind the counter? What parental or medical hurdles did you jump for contraception? Put 'em in the comments and we'll publish greatest hits.