A man has told how he was “frightened” by a woman who asked him to “put the condom on his penis” and put it on her vagina before intercourse.
The man, who did not want to be named, said he was shocked when he was told by a staff member that “the condoms are not needed”.
He said the man was not allowed to use the condom after the woman asked him if he wanted it.
The staff member asked him how he could explain the request.
“I said, ‘It’s a matter of life and death.
There are a lot of people who have had sex with condoms and we don’t want anyone else to have to go through it’,” the man said.
He said that the man felt like he was being “threatened”.
“They were like, ‘Do you want us to stop you from having sex?’
And I said, I’m not going to have sex with them.
I’m just going to keep my hands off of their genitals.
I think it’s a lot more important to have a condom on my penis.”
He added that the staff member said that if he did not comply with the request, the man could be fined or expelled.
The case is part of a growing trend in Ireland of men who say they have been “threated” or threatened with sexual assault by staff or customers of a condom retailer.
In April, a man who had been threatened with rape by a condom store worker was arrested for breaching the terms of his probation.
A month later, a woman was arrested after allegedly forcing a condom merchant to strip off her clothes in the company’s car park.
In May, a married man who was raped by a sales associate in his hotel room was arrested in Dublin.
In June, a mother of a seven-year-old boy was arrested at her home in Louth after she was allegedly “threaten[ing] to use a condom against him if she saw him using them”.
And in August, the mother of three who was allegedly sexually assaulted by a member of staff at a condom shop was jailed for a month.
In all of the cases, the accused man was told he could leave the shop if he stopped using the condom.