On Saturday, May 1, 1987, the world's first specialised condom shop Condomerie opened its doors. The expectation was that the HIV virus, would quickly spread throughout the world. General sexual hygiene and use of condoms became essential: Safe Sex was the motto. Condoms were obtainable from pharmacies, chemists, sex shops and vending machines. There was, however, little choice or good information. It was time for a specialised condom shop with a wide selection, expert information and good service. The aim was to remove the taboo surrounding the sale of condoms and provide proper information about the different types and sizes available in an unselfconscious manner.
The opening earned a lot of attention in the Dutch media and worldwide publicity followed. The news was everywhere: "Two women in Amsterdam have opened the world's first specialised condom shop”.
Now, more than 30 years later, the Condomerie can still be found in the heart of Amsterdam. We also have a webshop and a wholesale business. Our Condomerie Foundation supports initiatives that promote Safe Sex.
Choosing the right condom is like choosing a pair of jeans: you can just pick any brand and you will probably be fine. But if you take the time to consider the right size, and features like shape and material you’ll enjoy wearing a condom a whole lot more. A condom that fits is safer and more comfortable to use.
Not sure which condom to use? Feel free to contact us, we are happy to help! We offer a wide variety of condoms:
A personal lubricant can be used to increase pleasure and reduce pain during sexual intercourse or other activities. By reducing friction, lubricants help lessen the likelihood of a condom break. Anal sex generally requires more generous application of lubricant since the anus does not have natural lubrication sufficient for most sexual activity.