Are Discount Condoms Worth The Risk?

Panic.jpg When OzBargain highlighted an astonishingly cheap deal on condoms — around $6 for 50, including postage — my Scottish miserliness immediately came into conflict with my natural pessimism. As the deal page emphasises, latex is a common material, but images of a condom filled with water still don't entirely fill me with confidence. Is it worth spending more money on a recognised brand to ensure you don't help spread sexually transmitted diseases and/or get someone pregnant unexpectedly? Or is this a case of longstanding consumer prejudice blocking a possible bargain? Share your thoughts in the comments.


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    Not worth the risk and it reminded me of this joke.

    A man boarded a plane with 6 kids. After they got settled in their seats a woman sitting across the aisle from him leaned over to him and asked, 'Are all of those kids yours?'

    He replied, 'No. I work for a condom company. These are
    customer complaints

    I know it seems all too superficial, but I just couldn't do it! We all like to save a buck, but when it comes to condoms I'd rather pay more for the reassurance (whether it's real or not).

    I'd rather pay a few bob more for name brand rubbers than pay child support

    Agree, big brand makes us feel better (at least less mental burden). I don't want to celebrate Father's Day yet. STD poses another side of the risks too.

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