Campaigners have called for VAT to be abolished on Condoms. They claim they're an "essential health item" which is the argument used so that sanitary products for women are exempt from VAT. Are they an essential health item or a luxury/lifestyle product? With a three pack costing about Â£3 removing VAT would make it about Â£2.50. Would this encourage you to buy and bag up instead of a trip to the clinic a few days down the line? Comments/Opinion?