Condoms are highly effective in preventing the sexual transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Consistent and correct use of condoms can also prevent unintended pregnancies. You can get free condoms and other safer sex products across the city.
Free products are distributed at local businesses, community-based organizations and health care facilities. The Health Department's NYC Condom Availability Program gives away more than 30 million free safer sex products every year to over 3,500 locations throughout the five boroughs. These free products include male NYC Condoms, internal condoms (FC2) and lubricant. Learn more about the history of the NYC Condom Availability Program (PDF).
You can find a location offering free safer sex products near you by:
Businesses and other organizations can order free safer sex products to distribute, including branded NYC Condoms, through the NYC Safer Sex Portal.
For more information about how to get free safer sex products, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 311.
The NYC Department of Health works with local businesses and other organizations to provide condom education and outreach across the City.
We can distribute products and healthy living literature at your event or conduct customized presentations and trainings for your staff and community.
Complete this form to work with the Health Department.
If you take pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), remember that it only protects you against HIV, not other STIs or unintended pregnancy.
If you think you used a damaged safer sex product during sex, do not douche the vagina or anus. Douching will not prevent the transmission of disease or unintended pregnancy.
For more options on how to protect yourself, call 311 or see below:
You can submit concerns or questions about NYC safer sex products online or by calling 311.