Like a texting or cell phone ban in cars, education goes farther then laws. For years I have advocated that one of the quickest ways to reduce abortions, unwanted pregnancies and STD’s would be to have FREE condoms to anyone that wanted them. With all the money we spend (taxes) on free STD testing and welfare, medicade and SNAP for unwanted children, why not spend the money up front for prevention and education? Our rising number of STD cases in South Dakota is NO accident, it is the result of a passive society when it comes to sex.

And when I say FREE condoms, I mean EVERYWHERE. Not just at the clinic or schools, but at bus stops, grocery stores, heck even churches! Our infatuation with sex being a dirty thing has only made more people sick and dying from sexual diseases. I don’t think FREE condoms are any different then clean drinking water.

FREE condoms won’t promote more sexual relations, it will however promote safe sex if you choose to have a sexual relation and I believe would save taxpayers billions.


#1 The Daily Spin on 05.19.15 at 12:08 pm

Disagree. Condoms should be free at testing locations and clinics but certainly not churches. Churches preach abstinence. It’s important for them to remain socially constant. Schools, yes but high school only and from the nurses or councilors office with confidentiality. Parents are open with their children from an early age. Rather than condoms from street corner racks, there should be more STD testing. This is the best way to cure and curb infection rates. Sex before marriage is usual. How about a campaign that couples should insist upon testing each other beforehand. It could become a preliminary engagement that decreases promiscuous behavior and promotes commitment. Indeed, it sounds romantic to prepare for the first time because each respects the other. The test could be free. It would identify those with disease. For couples that pass, free condoms.

#2 LJL on 05.19.15 at 12:43 pm

Nope….They would have to actually use them.

Insert birth control into alcohol and fair food like fluoride in our water.

AND……..Vasectomies for professional athletes.

#3 l3wis on 05.19.15 at 12:48 pm

I don’t think anyone should have to pass a test to get condoms. As for people wanting to conceive, passing a test would be a wonderful idea.

#4 Scott on 05.19.15 at 1:02 pm

Those that can’t pass tests are definitely those that need to be given a lifetime supply of condoms.

#5 l3wis on 05.19.15 at 1:11 pm

. . . and apparently a job a Trail King 🙂

#6 Joan on 05.19.15 at 9:13 pm

Condoms don’t always work. I know a young couple who swore they used them faithfully and are having a baby in September. Actually there isn’t any method of birth control that is 100% effective, and that includes vasectomies and tubals.

#7 Me on 05.20.15 at 10:38 pm

Hmmmm…..great idea. Giving away stuff for free always fixes the problem right???? Welfare and food stamps seem to work out great. Free health care too, why not throw in free condoms. I’m sure teenage hormones and and/or alcohol will be trumped by free condoms.

Teach an idiot to fish and he still won’t catch any fish.

#8 l3wis on 05.21.15 at 7:57 am

Me, I have long argued that taxpayers would save billions each year in welfare programs if we just spent the money on free contraception. These people are going to have sex either way, at least prevent them from spreading diseases and having unwanted children.

#9 Me on 05.22.15 at 3:54 pm

Free condoms result in increased condom usage, but not a reduction in teen pregnancy or std results. Not to mention having a condom dispenser everywhere in town is not practical, it’s pretty much idiotic. I’m fine with giving them out, but the best solution is long term permanent birth control which will reduce pregnancy rates but not std rates. That will save us millions in welfare babies.