Good golly, does it take a lot for a condom to get on the market. According to this infographic from AccessRH, the process for condom factories to apply for pre-qualification from the United Nations Populations Fund and the World Health Organization can take 3-12 months, the ordering process takes another 1-8 weeks, production of condoms takes place after orders are put in and takes another 2-16 weeks, quality testing before shipping takes wo weeks, and shipping can take up to six weeks depending on the destination. Pre-qualification itself is a five-step process. Only 35 percent of the factories that have applied for pre-qualification have passed. Keep reading »
When it comes to awkward conversations with the new guy you’re dating, the STD/birth control chat takes the cake. It’s the necessary talk that neither of you want to have, not to mention, there’s that whole timing issue. You don’t want to get into it right off the bat (although Milton, 35, disagrees) and there’s no quicker way to kill the mood than to bring it up while things are getting hot and heavy.
To help us navigate this tricky talk, we asked 7 guys to dish on when and how to bring things up with your new boo—because, well, they would know! Read on to see what they had to say about the do’s and don’ts of having “the talk.” Read more on YourTango.com…
A wise man once said, “The only thing better than bacon is sex.” Well, not really, but he was thinking it.
Since safe sex is a good thing, and so is bacon, the good folks at J&D’s Foods—creators of virtually bacon everything—decided to combine them. And so it goes: I present to you, the bacon condom, which is an actual and real thing that you can wear during the act of sexual intercourse. Read more on The Gloss…
In case you needed further proof that people behave like savage, filthy animals on public transportation, I bring you this photo of a used condom tied to an F train subway pole, spotted by a commuter and posted by Gothamist. A flurry of responses and tips later, the blog reports that the condom has been tied to the pole since at least Tuesday, with at least one tipster sending in another photo of what she thinks is the exact same condom, only she saw it way back in September. SEPTEMBERRRRR. I can’t. Either this is the work of a spunky, heh, serial prankster or the MTA really needs to improve its cleanup game. Regardless, I’m taking the 6 train to work from now on. [Gothamist]
BuzzFeed asks what life would be like if guys had to jump through as many hoops to get condoms as girls do to get birth control pills. The result is pretty bleak (and funny)! [22 Words]