But although I was embarrassed, I told myself “if you’re not mature enough to buy condoms, you’re not mature enough to have sex” and obviously, I wanted to have sex, so I forced myself to put on a brave “confident” face and just bought them. I went to the counter by myself. Didn’t get ID’d so I assume it’s not illegal to sell condoms to minors. The woman could probably see through my facade and just didn’t say anything, and was totally normal.
I remember one of the first times I bought some, my girlfriend, at the time wouldn’t accompany me to the register because she was embarrassed. I purchased that lone item, the guy ringing me up said “have a nice day”. I responded, “Oh, I will.” With a wink and a smile. He got a laugh. I was dared as a teen to buy condoms. Imagine a fat kid with a bowl cut with an innocent stupid face coming in and placing a pack of condoms on the counter.