“I’m Ilda. I work at ‘Condomerie’, the only shop entirely dedicated to condoms. It opened in 1987.
‘Condomerie’is not a sexy-shop, it’s a shop where people can get information on safe sex and the correct use of condoms.
Saying that there is one type of condom which is better than the others is not correct. We thing that the best condom is one that has the right size. This is why we created packages containing condoms of different sizes and brands, so that people can try them on and choose the right size for them.
End result: everyone will find the right size.
At the counter you can also find the most original condoms: fruity condoms complete with menu, colored ones, luminescent ones that light up in the dark, stimulating condoms…
For those allergic to latex, there’s a condom made of natural fiber and lambskin, used since ancient times. Unfortunately this type of condom only serves as protection against unwanted pregnancy.
The condom called ‘Fanny dom’ can be used by male and female customers of all sizes. Men wear it as a regular condom, while women insert is with a use of a special ring. We also have condoms that have the shape of a veil, made especially for safe oral sex.
We’ve collected all types of condoms in a folder so it’s easier to show them to our customers.
Even the girls of the Red Light District often buy condoms here. They buy packs of condoms at good prices: 144 condoms for 16.40 Euros, about 10 cents each!
Each condom should be used for a maximum of 15-20 minutes, not more!
Lots of passers-by are attracted by the funny gadget-condoms displayed in our shop windows. When they come in, they check out the area dedicated to these gadgets: candy-condoms, lollipops, etc… This helps us create a less embarrassing and awkward environment for some of our visitors.
‘Condomerie’ also sells bags and t-shirts at 5€. The proceeds are devolved to sustain the south-African populations affected by HIV. The volunteers give condoms to these populations to spread the knowledge of safe sex and contain the spread of the HIV virus.
To make things easier we gave them black and brown condoms, and we all understand why”.