FAQ

Free Condoms Memphis is a public health and information program of Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region (PPGMR), an affiliate of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. PPGMR is Memphis’s largest and oldest non-profit reproductive health care agency, serving Memphis, Shelby County and the surrounding metropolitan area. PPGMR provides family planning counseling and patient services at its health center at 2430 Poplar Avenue, as well as community sexual health education programs and advocacy to promote evidence-based public policies to improve sexual health outcomes in our region.

What is Free Condoms Memphis?

Free Condoms Memphis is a campaign designed to reduce the spread of HIV by encouraging the correct and consistent use of condoms. The program provides free condoms at partner sites around Memphis and Shelby County and encourages condom use through a public information campaign using traditional and social media. Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region is the lead agency behind the campaign, which is funded through HIV prevention funds provided by the Tennessee Department of Health through the Shelby County Ryan White Program and other funding sources.

Who can get the free condoms?

Anyone who needs them!

Where can I get free condoms?

At any one of 100 sites found here on the Free Condoms Memphis website. On the home page, just enter some basic information about yourself and enter an address or zip code. The site pulls up a list of distribution sites near your location. Most distribution sites make the condoms available in a container in an accessible place, such as the front desk, entry or lobby. Take as many condoms as you need!

What kinds of places are free condoms sites?

Our distribution sites include the kinds of convenient places you probably visit every day. They range from barber shops, nail salons, tattoo parlors, bars, night clubs, and auto repair shops, to churches, government and social service agencies and health clinics. There are distribution sites throughout Memphis and Shelby County, and chances are good there’s one near your home, workplace, school or church. 

How many condoms can I take?

Take as many as you think you will need. Why not try several different brands, types and sizes—after all, they’re free! But please be considerate and leave some for others. We restock distribution sites every other week so that condoms are always available. If your site runs out, please click the contact us link to send us a message, and we will bring more as soon as possible.

Why use condoms?

Consistent and correct use of condoms is a proven method of preventing the spread of HIV and sexually transmitted infections, as well as preventing unplanned pregnancies. All sexually active people can and should use condoms and other barrier methods each and every time they have sex. Choosing to use condoms shows you care about your partner and yourself—it can even and make sex feel better and last longer! 

What if condoms aren’t comfortable?

If you think condoms are uncomfortable, you may have used a condom that didn’t fit you right. Condoms come in several sizes, different textures and thicknesses, and even different flavors and colors. The Free Condoms Memphis distribution sites stock a wide variety of condoms. Try many different sizes and textures…we’re confident you will find a type of condom that feels right to you and your partner.