40 per cent Indians embarrassed to ask for contraceptives: Survey

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Are you embarrassed to ask for a contraceptive?

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  2. No

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  1. Yusuf

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    The survey added that despite campaigns to promote safe sex, nearly three-quarters of sexually active people globally don't use them.
    Times of India
     
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    Poll added. Are you embarrassed to ask for a contraceptive?
    Why should anyone be embarrassed to ask for it?
     
  4. nrj

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    What it is to be embarrassed of?? I never did. LOL

    Are you embarrassed asking for medicine or grocery?
     
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    :shocked::shocked:


    Full article here

    http://www.deccanherald.com/content/193834/40-percent-indians-embarrassed-ask.html
     
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    Vending machines are the solution.
     
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    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    Risk of AIDS is only from sluts and prostitutes in Indian context.
     
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    Dumb right wing conservationalists had problems when authorities tried to put those machines in my college.
     
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    Drugs, needle sharing, etc.
     
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    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    Im talking about fucking girls and not about druggies.
     
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    If you want the poll to be effective, it should not be a public one. Just sayin'...
     
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    It must have been an error. Fixed it.
     
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    Lol....and we were a guilty free society before. Not really, but I usually made sure it's not my known person's store :). Now I am married, I haven't used it since ages; abstinence just before, work best for me. I wouldn't recommend it to all in stable married relationship because it may not the perfect contraceptive for many.
     
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    Just take your motorcycle, drive a little bit far away from your neighbourhood and get it. It is not too difficult. I understand, getting from a local store means risking your parents knowing about it and earning a bad reputation. However, if one is embarrassed to buy one from a place far away for anyone to know him, then I think it is too early for him to need one anyway.
     
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    I think "embarrassed" isn't the right word, "shy" is. I don't think anyone feels embarrassed about doing something as responsible (towards himself and his partner) as buying/using contraceptives. Opting for contraceptives is a sign of maturity.

    I remember the first time I went to ask for it, I was very shy.
     
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    I didnt see an age bracket of the people surveyed. I think the embarrassment may be from the fact that the people questioned are those who are in a relationship outside their marriage or jot married at all and since that is a taboo, they would not want to buy one both out of embarrassment and also fear of getting caught.

    HR mate, you are missing some thing :D.

    Most married couples are on some sort of birth control like pills, copper T or even get operated.
     
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    How its done is, go to a pharmacy which you or your family don't frequent on a regular basis. ;)

    Ofcourse, the age thing plays a part here. I'm sure once I'm married, bypassing the family pharmacist probably won't be necessary (its a cultural thing). :)
     
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    No other contraceptives just abstinence just before ... (for 8 years) and then you have 6-7 safe days to go no holds bar :pound:.
     
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    Well if i dont do "it" for 3-4 days, i suffer of something called LOSS.
     
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    I went to my chemist and asked him how was the sale of condoms and Viagra.

    Surprisingly, he got embarrassed since there were some lady customers around!!

    The 'morning after' pills are a roaring success!
     
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    Just don't rely on the girl to pinch one out of her purse, which she will if you don't have one. You should get yours.
     

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