Kroger Also Needs to Unlock the Condoms
In the past year or so, I’ve seen a lot of effort toward convincing pharmacy/retail chain CVS to “unlock the condoms.” The argument is that, when these stores lock up the condoms in a special case, it creates barriers to access and gets in the way of people acting responsibly. Yes, ideally we’re all comfortable asking for help with access to condoms and store staff are professional and helpful and don’t tell our mamas in our small towns about it, but we don’t live in an ideal world.
Well, it’s definitely not just CVS. I had occasion recently to notice that my Kroger (grocery store) pharmacy was closed, and they keep all the condoms and such in a cabinet in front of the pharmacy. Yep, it was locked. I did a quick search and haven’t found a coordinated campaign to convince Kroger to change this policy, but I did find at least one other blogger who encountered the problem.
Have you run into this at your local Kroger? Other stores? Let me know in the comments. Now to send Kroger a letter…