Use but not throw
by SUMATI MAHARJAN
"It is called Condom! But what is it used for?" at 12.
"ssshhh…don't talk so loudly about condoms, that everyone can hear you , it is used as a contraception to prevent sex, OOPS, I mean sexually transmitted diseases." At 15
Necessity (and inquisitiveness to some extent) makes a person use a condom. But after that, it stops right there! Once it has served its purpose, no one basically bothers about the proper disposal of the latex sheath which might just have saved your life and probably that of your partner who swears she doesn't want to have a baby yet.
So what do you do with the used, non recyclable, non-re-useable piece of rubber that they think might pose a big threat of humiliation and shame if it is to be found by someone else than your partner with whom you did the deed , I ask?
You think it's simple- just throw out the elastic shield from wherever you are – like, toss it out of the window (don't tell me I didn't warn you) which might actually end up landing on the just shampooed head of a person who could very well be on his/her way to a date ; or fling it at your neighbor's home who might come up next morning with the condom held tight with a tweezer to thank you for the insulting gift; or just drop it on the road when you're walking and then make a face of an innocent kindergarten kid who has no idea about this thing called a Condom yet, and then realize a bunch of teenagers laughing loudly behind you. You wouldn't want to look back, I bet!
Perhaps you could wrap it tightly in a plastic bag and try all un-environmental disposals but one way or the other the rubber will show up in front of someone else's face if not yours, as it can't degrade itself in water or when wrapped in plastic. The easy way to get rid of the condom at the end regardless of the consequences, you think is to just throw. Nay!
Wonder how you would feel if you saw a used-up condom, thrown on the road while you're just walking or may be waiting for a bus or probably a kid trying to blow it up? Disgusted? Nauseated? Well I, along with rest of the normal people of this world would feel pretty much the same.
Moreover there are the issues of environment pollution and desecration of the beauty of public places with such disgusting acts. If you have to have the will to pick up a condom, then you have to be responsible to dispose of it properly. See, it is as easy as that and you should be an idiot to not listen to me on this- wrap it in a biodegradable paper bag or a paper napkin and just drop in a trash bin for non recyclables. It will take time but it will degrade.