Condoms all the rage in Plett

2013-12-05 09:15
Plettenberg Bay – Ah, good old matric rage. For most kids, it’s their very first holiday of freedom – no parents to check up on them, no rules to stick to, nothing to worry about – just a week of friends fun and sun.

And for parents it’s either a traumatic first taste of empty nest syndrome or a welcome break from exam-fuelled angst.  Well, it’s that time of year again… thousands of fresh-faced, hormone-infused kids have descended on various popular holiday spots around the country – most notably Plettenberg Bay.  

IOL reports that although Plett Rage has been crime-free so far, pharmacists and cashiers have had their hands full meeting the demand for morning-after pills and condoms since the fest started last week.

However, this is by no means a new trend, as one pharmacy explained that they have learned to order additional stock of emergency contraceptives for this time of year.

Condoms have also flown off the shelves, with one store’s stock of about 200 to 300 condoms being sold out by about 10am on most days.  Government-sponsored condom dispensers have also been hit hard, with one petrol station having to restock up to three times a day.  

Liquor stores are also reporting as much as a 50% increase in alcohol sales, while well-known liver remedies used to counter over-indulgence have also seen a sharp rise in sales.

What did you do for your matric holiday? Tell us in the comment section below or send us pics (of good clean fun, mind you) to It is Throwback Thursday after all!
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