there is a time and place for everything, and homeroom and in the halls is not the appropritate place to hand out freebee health items. I don't see why. Well, first off, I don't think the comparison of condoms to toothpaste is quite accurate. When someone hands you a tube of toothpaste, you're expected to use it a couple of times each day. It's not like any health educator would say, "You don't really need to brush your teeth, but when you do, you should really use toothpaste to get the best results." You see the difference? Generally, giving out freebies indicates that they are something to be tried. What about the free samples given out in grocery stores? You're expected to try them out, and then buy some more. My dentist always gives me a toothbrush and floss when I get my teeth cleaned, and reminds me I'm supposed to brush and floss daily. So it's not hard to see why parents might feel that a student handing out free condoms to their children sends the wrong message.