Remember that awkward moment when you go to a pharmacist and ask for condoms? From dotted to flavoured, you are spoilt for choice but there is little you can say across the counter.
On the World Contraception Day on 26 September, Techcircle looks at startups that help customers find and buy products according to their needs and nature and also, mitigate awkwardness involved in buying them over-the-counter.
SMS Contraceptive â€“ As the name suggests, you can find condoms here and a few more things such as emergency contraceptive pills, lubricants and instant pregnancy test kits. The simple and to-the-point site allows you to place orders on WhatsApp, on phone calls and through Snapchat. You can also request a call back. The special packages, which include condoms, lubricants and emergency contraceptive pills, range from Rs 300 to Rs 750 depending on the offering. They promise to deliver your order at your doorstep in 30 minutes within Gurgaon.
Shycart.com â€“ This extremely detailed site allows you to look for condoms, lubricants, lingerie, body shapers, test kits and sexual enhancers, among others. It also has sections such as unique products and most sold products.
Besides flavoured to super-thin condoms, it also offers female condoms. They take up to three days to deliver your order depending on the location.
Thatspersonal.com â€“ Their offerings include lubricants ranging from water-based to flavoured to silicone to condoms and dresses. From edible fun stuff to adult games, this site can fulfill all your personal desires. It takes four to five days to deliver your order.
Imbesharam.com â€“ The website offers products that are sourced from brands in the US and Europe. Claiming to be India's top adult lifestyle web store it offers shopping experience based on your fantasy or attraction. Besides regular contraceptives, it has toys, edibles and role play accessories. It has a 30-day return policy and offers cash-on-delivery option as well as free shipping for orders above Rs 2,000.
Condombazaar â€“ The online shop offers almost all brands of condoms available in the country. The website offers 12 brands and 14 varieties of condoms along with many accessories. Placing an order is easy on this site and they respond almost immediately even on WhatsApp.
So, this World Contraception Day, make use of these websites and be safe.
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