Germany: man dies on Christmas from condom machine

Hoosgirl

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Man dies from injuries received from blowing up a condom machine (apparently Germany has these randomly about in the countryside based on the picture??) in attempted robbery.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/28/man-dies-in-germany-after-blowing-up-condom-machine

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I have so many unanswered questions after reading that story! Hopefully someone who's been to Germany can help.

1) Why are their coin-operated condom machines outdoors? Is this normal there?
2) Would an outdoor coin-operated condom machine really do enough business to make it a good target for robbery?
3) Do German people have more sex than us, thereby producing a demand for outdoor coin-operated condom machines? Or are other forms of birth control less accessible there?
 

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I briefly misunderstood " blowing up condom".
I'm not sure explosives and shrapnel would be my first strategy to get condoms.
 

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Interesting! I did a search for outdoor condom machine in Germany and the search came up with pictures of condom machines all over Europe. There was one in front of a child's clothing store, one on what looked like the entry to a subway, one outside the restrooms at a car park, and one outside a park in Paris. Lots of condom vending machines all over the place.

Those dudes must have used just a tad bit more explosives then were necessary to blow up a roadside condom machine. And then they left all the condoms and money there in their hasty get away.........
 

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I have so many unanswered questions after reading that story! Hopefully someone who's been to Germany can help.

1) Why are their coin-operated condom machines outdoors? Is this normal there?
2) Would an outdoor coin-operated condom machine really do enough business to make it a good target for robbery?
3) Do German people have more sex than us, thereby producing a demand for outdoor coin-operated condom machines? Or are other forms of birth control less accessible there?

1) Yes.
2) I didn't pay enough attention, but probably as much as a phone booth at least.
3) When I lived there all forms of birth control was easy to get, and most of the machines I saw were near hotels and bars or other areas where one might be unprepared and in need of protection.
 
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