Condoms by Post

Condoms are the only contraceptive which also reduces the risk of sexually transmitted infections and HIV.

Free condoms are available from all GP practices and GP surgeries in Orkney.

We understand that some people find it difficult to attend these places for a variety of reasons so NHS Orkney has decided to launch a pilot scheme to provide free condoms by post.


  1. Clients can access the service by:
  1. Clients must be 16 years or older. Clients under 16 can still access free condoms at their GP surgeries and at the clinic.
  2. We will supply condoms to Orkney Residents and post to Orkney Addresses only.
  3. Lubricant is not recommended for vaginal sex.
  4. Lubricant is strongly recommended for anal sex as this reduces the chances of the condom slipping or breaking.
  5. Regular condoms are no more likely than thicker condoms to break or slip off during anal sex. Some people feel safer using thicker (‘Extra' or ‘Strong') condoms for anal sex, but there is no proof that they are any safer than regular condoms.
  6. Latex free condoms are only available for clients with a proven latex allergy
  7. A mix of condom types and sizes are available. We would recommend that new clients order a starter pack first. This contains 10 assorted condoms and 2 packs of lubricant.
  8. All other orders will consist of 20 condoms.
  9. There are no restrictions on how frequently you order condoms.
  10. All orders are supplied on anonymous packaging.


Products Available

Product Name


Additional information

Naturelle (Regular )

Male condom


A non-spermicidal lubricated condom.
Length 190mm/Width 54mm.
CE Marked.


Male condom

A non-spermicidal lubricated condom.
Length 190mm/ Width 49 mm.
CE and BSI ‘Kite’ Marked.


Male Condom

A non-spermicidal lubricated condom.
Length 190mm/ Width 55 mm.
CE and BSI ‘Kite’ Marked.

Ribs and Dots

Male Condom

A non-spermicidal lubricated condom.
Length 190mm/Width 54mm.
CE Marked 


Male Condom

Extra thin non-latex.
Length 190mm/Width 58mm.
CE and BSI 'Kite' Marked.

TLC 10ml Sachets


Clear, odourless and pH balanced.  Easily reactivated by adding a few drops of water or further lubricant.
10ml sachets.

Registration Form

If you choose email ordering, your email address will be stored to save you from having to provide your full details for every order.   We may confirm receipt and advise when orders are on route via email.  Your email address will not be used for the communication of personal data.

Your data is held for use by the Condoms by Post Service only.  We will not contact you for any other reason but we may from time to time include some health promotion material in your order or invite you to provide anonymous feedback on the service.

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