nowoonder: Excuse me if this has been discussed before, but I didn't find any thread and I just need to get this off my head. Some days ago two co-workers and I were on some workshop in another town. On the last day we had some time to kill and went shopping through the city. When we saw a pretty interesting sex shop (not one of those red-light district ones but the ones where you can take your g/f), we went in and looked around the normal and the more bizzare stuff. It was there that I found a truly magnificient (that is at least for Germany) collection of larger sized condoms. They had the Lifestyles spiral stuff, the Magnums and many, many more. And they were all blown up to typical fitting size. So when my co-workers were in a different part of the shop I grabbed the nice girl behind the counter and let me explain the advantages of the different models (somehow more informative than looking at pictures and descriptions on the internet). The reaction of the clerk was as usual - somewhere between indifferent and understanding that there is a need for such stuff. What I did not see was this co-worker of mine walking his way up behind me. Suddenly he says "You know - you can by normal ones, too!" This took me by surprise and all I mumbled as a reply was "Yeah, right. Wish I could." Now what was this guy thinking? Was he just making a joke? About such a personal topic? Does he think I wanted to impress the clerk? Buy talking with her about condoms, right? Does he think I do not need extra-wide condoms? He couldn't know. So what was this guys motivation for doing that? And what would have been a smarter reply?