By: Josh - Josh@CheapInTheCity.com
Last Updated: February 15, 2011
In a city with this many beauties you’d hope to get lucky every once in a while. But don’t forget protection! He or she may be attractive, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have a STD. Sexually transmitted diseases have become common in today’s society, and keeping yourself safe is not only a good idea, but a must.
In preparation for a big night out with your new girl or boyfriend you stop by your local drugstore to pick up some condoms. A pack of three for $5!? That seems a bit excessive, especially on a student sized budget. But worry not; you don’t have to sacrifice your safety or sex life in order to save money.
The City of New York has come to the rescue with their new NYC-Condom program. The program makes free condoms available to anyone who wants them. They stock the condoms in local bars, restaurants, shops and clinics. The condoms are often on display in a large bucket with the NYC-Condom logo on the outside. No longer must you shell out your lunch money for condoms.
The free condoms located in bars and clubs are especially convenient. The NYC-Condom program is trying to make it easy for bar and club goers to protect themselves from the various diseases which plague our modern day. There is no longer any excuse to not use protection.
Quick tip: In larger bars and clubs, the condoms are often located near the coat check and sometimes near the bathrooms. In smaller bars and pubs, the condoms are often located up front at the end of the bar. Again, the condoms are located in a large bin with the brightly colored words "NYC-Condoms" written on the side. Sometimes they even have a large plastic condom hanging on the wall just above the bin. You can't miss it!
To find a complete list of locations which offer these free NYC-Condoms, search for “NYC Condoms” on your favorite search engine. There are a variety of locations all around New York City, including pubs, clubs and other public locations. Feel free to load up on as many condoms as you think you may need. There is no limit to the number of condoms you may take. As the NYC-Condom program's motto states: “Get Some!”
UPDATE: The New York City Health Department has launched a new app to help you find free NYC condoms. The app, named “NYC Condom Finder” is free and is available for both Android and iPhone devices. The app uses GPS to help navigate you to the closest location that provides free NYC Condoms.
If you don’t have an iPhone or Droid, you can call 311 for NYC Condom locations or to have the condoms sent to you. All for free.