The Threat Of Unplanned Parenthood Is One Way To Sell Condoms

No need to resort to flashy gimmicks or big marketing campaigns — if you want to sell condoms, just present an easy juxtaposition with a meaning that can’t be missed. A gas station is doing just that with a handmade sign showcasing two of its products.

“Which one do you want to buy?” asks the sign in a picture posted on reddit, pointing at a display box filled with condoms and a few lonesome packages of disposable diapers.

As one commenter points out, if you fail to buy one option, you might end up having to buy both if you don’t want to repeat the experience of parenthood.

Whoever came up with this sign is a regular Don Draper — or a sales rep at Trojan trying to get ahead. In either case, we salute you, teller of life’s truths.

Found this at a gas station. [Reddit via Buzzfeed]

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  1. chocula78 says:

    I applaud this. I don’t understand why drugstores/grocery stores don’t put condoms next to diapers. Once you see the price of diapers, you can bet more people will invest in Condoms.

    • Hi_Hello says:

      i don’t understand why some of them lock them up or put them behind the counter…

      • highfructosepornsyrup says:

        for protection

      • demeteloaf says:

        Because they’re one of the most shoplifted items in the store…

      • catskyfire says:

        They’re expensive and would be easy to steal.

      • iesika says:

        Because they are commonly stolen. Small package, and a lot of cultural shame attached to letting people see you buy them (if you are a teenager or a woman. I don’t know that many adult men who are ashamed to buy their condoms, since it’s like bragging to the cashier and the other people in line that you’re getting lucky).

        On a related and funny note, I was once standing in line at a Walgreens when a man rudely cut in front of me, obviously in a hurry. I started to get mad until I realized he was buying just a three-pack of condoms (after which he ran out the door to an idling car waiting at the curb.) It was hard to be mad at him anymore for being in such a hurry.

    • AcctbyDay says:

      Texas grocery stores keep them next to each other.

  2. Applekid ┬──┬ ノ( ゜-゜ノ) says:

    I don’t get it. If I don’t buy diapers, I’ll have to buy condoms and diapers later?

    • Princess Beech loves a warm cup of treason every morning says:

      Diapers is for the “mistake”. Condoms will help you prevent making the same “mistake” again.

    • catastrophegirl chooses not to fly says:

      depends on your partner. diapers may or may not enhance the mood

  3. Shadowfire says:

    Cue the crazies picketing their store…

  4. Jane_Gage says:

    Neither, I’m a lesbian! I only need to buy plastic wrap when it’s on sale at Acme or Publix.

  5. Hi_Hello says:

    why it is soo hard to find a place that have trojan supra??

  6. Free Legal Advice! says:

    Awesome! However, I would never leave my family planning to someone else’s discretion. Therefore, this sign should be moved to a pharmacy and stationed next to an add for birth control pills. Then you have the family planning trifecta!

  7. 2 Replies says:

    They need a third option. A blender & tortilla chips.

  8. Sunflower1970 says:

    Someone needs to show this image to this guy:
    http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-tennessee-man-has-30-kids-20120518,0,4036567.story

    He holds the record in Knox County, TN for fathering the most children….

  9. Naked-Gord-Program says:

    Third option: Abortion

  10. bubbledumpster says:

    Huge punch in the face to people with fertility issues.

    • crispyduck13 says:

      Really? If someone like that were so upset I’d imagine they’d avoid stores altogether since most of those contain at least one mother yanking her kid around at any period of time.

      • iblamehistory says:

        It’s not the issue of seeing children or child related items, but rather, it’s the fact that believe it or not some people WANT children. Some people also struggle very, very much to try to have them. There’s not a single problem with condoms or access to all sorts of contraceptives, but I for one get tired of the “LOL BABIES ARE BAD DON’T WANT ONE OF THEM NOW DO YA” mentality. If someone doesn’t want kids, that’s fine, but there’s definitely no need to make a joke out of it.

        My answer to the picture is “the diapers,” although I much prefer cloth.

        • crispyduck13 says:

          Ok, so as a person wanting or actively trying to have children you wouldn’t be in the market for either of those items, so what is your point exactly? No one was making a joke.

    • aleck says:

      So are the kids. You can’t expect everybody to hide their kids to make you feel better, so you might as well learn to deal with it.

    • OutPastPluto says:

      God doesn’t like you. Get over it.

  11. Mike says:

    At the 99c store they have pregnancy tests right next to the condoms.

    • crispyduck13 says:

      I’ve never understood why either of these things are sold at a dollar store. Guess it’s cheaper than a night at the casino if that’s your thing.

      • Cat says:

        The $ store pregnancy tests are incredibly accurate.

        As for the condoms, I’ve used them in an emergency, and they are a bit snug for my liking (but not as bad as Asian condoms!). While they didn’t break, I wouldn’t trust them

      • iesika says:

        They aren’t actually that complicated to make – plastic casing around a tiny piece of treated paper, basically.

  12. Hungry Dog says:

    I’m forever alone, I buy the Doritos in the back.

  13. Ayla says:

    Yes, well, my husband and I were FAITHFULLY using Lifestyles when 9 months ago we learned I was pregnant with baby #4! I’m due any minute with a condom conceived baby (with no visible breaks or leakage). So, this is REALLY false advertising in my opinion.

    • crispyduck13 says:

      That. Sucks.

    • catastrophegirl chooses not to fly says:

      too bad you can’t get child support from Lifestyles

    • TurdFerguson says:

      But who was wearing the condom? Your husband or a banana. Seriously, by the forth kid you’d realize the banana thing its working. HINT: The banana is only used to demonstrate how to apply to the PENIS.

      To further clarify…. it must be applied to the penis about to be used for happy-time and not just any random dong (I was trying to avoid baby #5 & #6 right there).

      Sterilization…. is another option… just an idea I’m throwing out there.

      It feels nice to give back every now and then.

    • Kuri says:

      I hate to be that guy, but, are you talking about the brand of condom or are you for abstinence only education?

  14. HogwartsProfessor says:
  15. frodolives35 says:

    The best birth control is spending time with your kids before bed. Your either to tired or to afraid.

  16. Libertas says:

    I was hoping for at least one wire hanger joke.

    • Libertas says:

      And I found it. Thank you Snarkkitteh.

      (Paging Dr. Marten, Dr. Marten, you are needed in exam room 1)

  17. PBallRaven says:

    “Hi! I’d like these Huggies and all the cash you have in the register!”