I went into a condom store in Japan. Here’s what I found… (Wicked Wednesday)

I started to write this in September 2015, after we’d visited Tokyo, Japan, but as you guys know, 2015 sucked and I mostly retreated into myself/was dealing with my health issues. So when I saw that the prompt for Wicked Wednesday this week is condoms, I knew it was time to finish and publish this post.


Yesterday we wandered around the Harajuku area of Tokyo, which was the one place I’ve been where my newly turquoise hair fit right in. That said, later that night, an elderly woman would turn the corner in a subway station, look at my blue hair, gasp and put her hands over her mouth, and shriek in horror at the sight of my blue hair. Bearers of crazy hair colors–your mileage may vary in Tokyo.

Toward the end of our day, we saw Condomania. I’ve checked out sex stores in London (England), Auckland (New Zealand), Singapore (Singapore), and throughout the US. Much like I enjoy checking out grocery stores as I travel to see the differences, I also like to see how sex toys and condoms are marketed differently in new places.

Here are some of my favorite things

condomania 6Condoms packaged with Haribo gummy bears for a post coital snack

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Ms. 7’s favorite stationary store sells erasers that look identical to these condoms.

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Super cute condoms with teddy bears on them

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I bought Mr. Delilah Night one of these. He says he *lost* it. Which is sad because it looked so fascinating, I wanted to know what it was like to use it.

Given that we live in a world where Donald Trump is very likely going to be a serious presidential candidate, I feel the need to caution readers not to jump to conclusions about Japanese sex toy stores–American sex toys stores are full of equally wacky and wonderful products. I cherry picked these examples from a wide range of products.

wicked wednesdayClick the button to find links to other Wicked Wednesday posts about condoms!

11 Responses

  1. Oh I love the Haribo packets! I can totally imagine some fun with the condoms and candy! Hey, there might be a theme in there: condoms & candy šŸ˜‰

    Rebel xox

  2. haha rirakkuma condoms!

    • I loved the variety. It’s so much more fun than some of the condom stores I’ve been in other places. And sex is fun, so why not the condoms! I think they’re onto something. Thanks for stopping by! šŸ™‚

  3. This tickles me. The idea of sex and candy and the whimsy of sex products packaged like candy is just delightful.

  4. The Haribo thing is genius I tell you, genius


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