Yes! You can purchase condoms at any age. There is no age restriction on them unless otherwise stated explicitly by your state.
Personally, I think you can buy and carry condoms anywhere from age 15 and above. Packs of three can cost from about $2 to $6. In packages of 12 or more, condoms can cost less than a dollar each.
I am not of the opinion that you should only carry condoms when you plan on making love.
An average condom expiration date is 3-5 years after you buy them. So, purchase a ten-pack, keep 2 with you, toss those away and grab 2 new ones every new year and every mid-summer if they’ve not been used before that. (the mechanical wear and tear of being with you all the time make condoms that have stayed in a pocket for years suspect, even if the expiration date isn’t until next year).
The cost is only ~$5 every 4 years, so damn-near ignorable. Condoms can be bought in drugstores, some supermarkets, vending machines, planned parenthood health centres, and some community health centres.
So, yes, although you can buy all condoms at any age, there is still a legal age to have sex according to states in the USA.
Age of Consent by State
Here is a list of the age of consent by state. Laws change from time to time, so it is always best to speak to a lawyer to be really sure you have a piece of up-to-date information in your state.
There are serious jail sentences in every state for breaking these laws.
If you fall into one of the age groups below, do more research regarding the age of consent in your state to be sure you’re legal.
Age of 16
Sixteen is the age of consent in the following states:
- District of Columbia,
- New Hampshire,
- New Jersey,
- North Carolina,
- Rhode Island,
- South Carolina,
- South Dakota,
- Washington or West Virginia.
Age of 17
States such as Missouri, Illinois, Colorado, New York, Texas, New Mexico, Nebraska, and Louisiana have their legal age of consent set at Seventeen.
Age of 18
Eighteen is the age of consent if you live in Florida, Idaho, North Dakota, Arizona, California, Delaware, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin or Wyoming.
Let’s get back to the buying part for the moment.
When to Buy?
As a teen or growing adult, it is essential to own at least a pack of condom. Investment in condoms cost anywhere from $3-$10 depending on the brand and quantity. A pack or box of 12 condoms usually sell for around $10.
Where to Buy Condoms Near Me?
The following places sell condoms:
- Gas stations
- Grocery Stores
- Community Health centres
- Online Marketplaces
- Local supermarket
What kind to Buy?
There are plenty of condoms to purchase both online and offline.
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How Many to Buy?
You can buy as many as you need for the next 3 months. Condoms are typically sold in packs or boxes.
Box varies by manufacturer, but 10-12 counts are the most usual. Depending on the material, and brand name, some condoms can last for many years before they break.
That fact alone shows that you have a long time to put your condom pack to use. If for whatever reason they expire before you could use them, toss them and buy new ones.
Is It Illegal To Buy Condoms At 13?
No, it is not illegal to buy condoms at age 13. It is 100% legal to purchase condoms at any age.
Can You Buy Condoms At Self Checkout?
Yes! Self-checkout is common in supermarkets and large retailers. If self-checkout is not an option, paying for condoms at a more secluded register in the back (e.g. hunting or automobile) can help avoid crowds and long lines.
Is There An Age Limit To Buy Condoms In India?
In India, Buying condoms has no age limit. You can legally buy condoms at any age without parental consent or a doctor’s prescription.
Condoms are available for purchase at any age. Condoms can be purchased without parental consent or a doctor’s prescription at any age. You can always order them online if you’re feeling shy or worried about other people staring at you. Check the condom packet for an expiration date.
Even if it is legal to buy condoms at any age, most shopkeepers will not sell it to a child (if he or she asks).
There is no minimum age in the United States. Embarrassment and self-consciousness are the main reasons why many young people refuse to purchase them.
Are you mature enough to use condoms if you can’t stand facing someone and paying for them? You can also look for coin vending machines in truckstop and gas station restrooms. You can then buy whatever you want without having to interact with anyone.
Condoms should be used a few months before you decide to have sexual contact with anyone involving your or another’s penis. Why did you wait a few months? You can use them as a male to practice.
Trying one on to see how it fits and feels. To learn how they work, try using one as a source of self-satisfaction. Make sure you don’t hesitate to pull one out and put it on when the occasion arises.
As a woman, you should know how to put one on and have a few on hand in case your partner doesn’t have one. If that’s the case, he might need your help putting it on, making the practice time worthwhile. It all comes down to personal responsibility and safety.
You will be prepared if you are respectful and accountable. Everyone will be happy you got condoms at the appropriate “age” when that time comes.