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New Trojan Condoms Printable Coupons

Trojan Condoms Coupons

Trojan Condoms has some new printable coupons available. You can only print them out through the SmartSource coupon printer, so make sure your computer has the latest version of Java before trying to print.  Here are the available coupons:

$2.00 Off Any Trojan Condom Product (10ct or higher)
$2.00 Off Any Trojan Vibrations Product
$1.00 Off Any Trojan 2GO Product

Although coupons are a good way to save money, I’m still a strong advocate of buying condoms online to get the most savings. You’ll save far more than $2 by purchasing your condoms off Amazon.

Phthalates in Sex Toys: What They Are and How to Avoid Them

You may have noticed that many sex toys are advertised as “phthalate-free”. This isn’t just a meaningless marketing buzzword: phthalates are chemicals that disrupt human hormones and can cause health problems such as decreased sperm counts, infertility, and birth defects. Phthalates have even been classified by the FDA as a probable human carcinogen. Health concerns over phthalates have prompted the United States, Canada, and European Union to ban their use in children’s toys.

Despite these health concerns, however, many sex toy manufacturers continue to use phthalates in their products. Phthalates offer manufacturers a cheap and easy method for softening plastic and creating the flexible material used in dildos, vibrators, and buttplugs. Since there are no bans or regulations on phthalates in sex toys, consumers need to be careful and vigilant when purchasing sex toys to avoid unsafe products.

Does Your Sex Toy Contain Phthalates?

Phthalates are most commonly found in jelly-like and flexible toys. Sex toys that contain phthalates have a strong plastic smell, especially after immediate removal from the packaging. If you experience skin irritation or a burning sensation after using a sex toy, it could be caused by contact with phthalates.

How to Avoid Phthalates in Sex Toys

  • Look for phthalate-free labels in the product description, advertisement, or packaging.
  • Stick to sex toys made out of glass, metal, wood, or hard plastic. Avoid products made of soft vinyl or jelly-like plastic.
  • Buy your sex toys from known phthalate-free brands such as Tantus and Good Vibrations.
  • Avoid using sex toys with a strong plastic smell.
  • Place a condom over sex toys you suspect contain phthalates to avoid exposure.
  • Be careful of products made out of silicone. Sex toys that contain phthalates are sometimes labeled “silicone” to ease customer concerns and pass themselves off as safe. Always look for a phthalate-free label before purchasing a silicone toy! This isn’t to say that all silicone toys are unsafe, but you should be aware of what you’re buying.

Save Money on Condoms by Buying Online

Saving Money on CondomsThe best way to save money on condoms is to buy them online and in bulk. Brand name condoms are sold at such deep discounts online that they are often much cheaper than buying them at brick-and-mortar stores even with shipping calculated into the cost. The discounts get even better if you purchase them in bulk packs of 100 condoms or more. Condoms have an expiration date of 2-5 years, so you’ll have plenty of time to go through your bulk purchase (check the package for specific expiration dates).

On a recent shopping trip to Target, I checked the price of two popular brands of condoms and compared them to prices on Amazon. I chose a 24-count pack of Durex Extra-Sensitive condoms and a 36-count pack of Trojan Ultra-Thins. Unfortunately, it wasn’t until after I left Target that I found out that Amazon doesn’t sell single packs of Trojan condoms, so I had to make the comparison to a bundled 2-pack of 36-count Ultra-Thins (72 condoms total). Here are the results of my comparison shopping:

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As you can see, you can save over 30 percent off the purchase price by buying these condoms online. The Trojan 2-pack on Amazon even offers free shipping, so no hidden expenses there.

If the 30 percent discount isn’t enough to make you consider buying condoms online, then check out the prices on bulk packs of condoms. I compared the prices of the 100-count packs of the condom brands mentioned above, plus some other brands to show you how far the savings go.

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Although the Trojan Ultra-Thin 2-pack is a great deal compared to Target’s prices, that same deal is expensive compared to the bulk packs of condoms available on Amazon. A 100-count pack of Okamoto condoms is nearly half the price of the Trojan 2-pack and is eligible for Super Saver shipping. Even if you estimate the shipping costs on the other condoms to be between $2.99-$5.00, the amount you spend is still less than what you would pay at your local department store.

You can find the best deals on condoms by checking Amazon’s Bestsellers in Condoms list. They’re often bestselling because the prices can’t be beat.

I realize that many people have fierce loyalty to their particular brand on condoms. Some Trojan people will stick with their Trojans no matter how high the price is, for example. That’s fine and understandable. My point here is that you will save a lot more money buying your Trojans in bulk on Amazon than you will buying it at your local drug store.

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