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It seems popular to paint CVS policy-makers as racists. Do you actually believe CVS made a decision to keep black and hispanic penises unsheathed? Or was this an economic decision to prevent theft? Racial minorities are disproportionately affected by the policy because they're disproportionately living in theft-prone neighborhoods. But media hype calling this racist is not honest, it's not helpful, and I'm disappointed in POZ for perpetuating it. Address why minorities live in poverty.

October 8, 2009 Philadelphia, PA


Let's get real here. Condoms save lives. I congradulate those who use them. Stealing is not an excuse for their effectivness. I would wager to belive that those who are stealing them, are not using them. They should not be locked up under any circumstances. This additional barrier will make people uncomfortable when making the purchase of condoms. This is a problem that needs to be addressed in areas where theft occurs.

October 8, 2009 New Jersey


Once condoms are in a customer's hands, they still have to go to the check out counter and pay for them (unless they're shoplifting 'em), so how much more confidential or secret is that than asking for them at the counter?

October 8, 2009 Baltimore

Jana Baldwin

Wow! This article must have gone through a lot of edits! I want to also add. . . that CVS is a deplorable company and of the 20 or so of the 52 CVS's that I have been to and continue to go to I am disgusted with the clear racism that CVS practices. As a white female living in black areas of DC I witness how CVS continues to discriminate. It is disgusting.

September 24, 2009 Washington, DC


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