Posts tagged "condoms"

What Do Failed Abortions Have To Do With Fetal Tissue Sales?

Two women who are the results of failed abortions are testifying at the congressional Planned Parenthood hearings. Why?

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 9, 2015

UK High Schoolers Invent STI-Detecting Condoms

Also, the US government will require insurance companies to cover transitional medical services for trans* federal employees.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 24, 2015

No, Your Dick Is Not Too Big To Wear A Condom

Next time you’re gettin’ down with a dude and he tries to pull the whole “Baby, I would wear a condom but they’re too tight around my big dick” thing, pause the action and show him this post. Because unless his dick is actually so big that it could qualify as a third leg, a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 8, 2015

Getting Safe Condoms On The Shelf Is A Long, Hard Process

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 condom…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 2, 2014

A Guy’s Advice: How To Tackle The Awkward Condom/STD Convo With Your New Man

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&#8217… / November 15, 2014

You Can Now Take Porking Literally, Because Bacon Condoms Are Now A Thing

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 baco…

The Gloss / November 8, 2014

TGIF! This Used, Jizz-Filled Condom Has Been Tied To A Subway Pole Since At Least Tuesday!

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 bee…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 10, 2014

What If Condoms Were As Hard To Get As Birth Control?

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]…

Claire Hannum / October 8, 2014

California Bill To Expand Porn’s Condom Usage Dies In Committee

A bill to increase pressure on the porn industry to comply with an existing law requiring adult performers to wear condoms during sex scenes filmed in Los Angeles County has died in committee. The new bill would have required HIV testing and expanded the law’s reach to all counties in California, as many XXX…

Jessica Wakeman / August 15, 2014

Would You Wear A Dress Made Of Condoms?

Ever wonder what happens to all the condoms that fail the quality control test? Artist and social activist Adriana Bertini crafts gowns out of them. Bertini’s Condom Couture project was created to raise awareness about safe sex and STI prevention. Using dyed defective and expired condoms, she puts together dresses that aim to get people talking…

Claire Hannum / July 23, 2014

Can You Get It Up For The Thong Condom?

Condom companies are always coming out with new designs that promise to be “ribbed for her pleasure” or “extra thin” — there’s even a condom coming soon that’s made from something called hydrogel, which is apparently what contact lenses are made from. But if you ask me, the most … creative innovator in condom technology…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 12, 2014

PurrVerse: The NYPD Now Limits Using Condoms As Evidence Of Sex Work — But This Issue Is Far From Over

The NYPD has finally agreed to ban the confiscation condoms as evidence from people they suspect of being sex workers. With similar measures having been fought for and won in San Francisco and Washington, D.C., this seems like a win for sexual health, right?
Well, sort of. The headlines I keep seeing aren’t actually…

Kitty Stryker / May 15, 2014

NYPD Will Stop Confiscating Condoms From Suspected Sex Workers

New York City’s mayor announced today that the police department will no longer confiscate unused condemns as evidence of prostitution. Sex workers rights advocates have long pointed out that the practice discourages people — especially those at risk of being profiled as sex workers by the police — from carrying condoms in the first…

Jessica Wakeman / May 12, 2014

Awesome Kickstarter Project Wants To Launch A Line Of Female-Centered Condom Cases

Janice Chan, a Brooklyn lawyer-turned-entrepreneur (read: badass) is tired of the judgment women sometimes receive for carrying condoms. She also didn’t like storing her condoms in fancy business card cases or makeup bags when going out, but the only condom cases she found on the market were geared toward men. Now she’s created a company called…

Claire Hannum / March 19, 2014

Porn Industry Shuts Down As Yet Another Adult Film Performer Tests HIV-Positive

Another adult film actor has tested HIV-positive, making this anonymous person the fifth case in the industry this year. Filming has shut down for a third time since this summer as doctors trace the outbreak. The Free Speech Coalition, which is a trade group for the porn industry, announced the halt on filming on Friday.

Claire Hannum / December 10, 2013

Can You Guess Which State Has The “Biggest” Men?

In an act of true patriotism, did a little research on the United States’ size trends based on who bought the highest numbers of larger-sized condoms. “America’s first online condom store” used the data to put together a handy list that ranks our great 50 states by the size of their residents’ junk. Since the…

Claire Hannum / December 5, 2013

True Story: I Only Use The Pullout Method

According to New York magazine, sexually active hetero women in their 20s and 30s are heretofore dubbed the “pullout generation.” We’ve earned this moniker because, for various reasons, we’ve turned up our noses at “conventional forms of birth control,” from the the Pill to condoms, and started relying on the withdrawal method to avoid pregnancy. The…

Anonymous / September 6, 2013

Real Talk: On Birth Control & Protecting Against Pregnancy, Part 1

This week’s Real Talk focuses on birth control: what we use, why, and our thoughts on all the issues surrounding the way we keep our bodies pregnancy-free! The second half of our conversation about contraception will run tomorrow.

The participants are:

Rose Fox is a book and magazine editor, event organizer,…

Avital Norman Nathman / July 31, 2013

People Prefer Sex In Ford Fiestas, The Taste Of Strawberry Flavored Condoms

I consider it my job (well, I guess it is my job) to track the clusterfuck of sex surveys and data inundating the interwebs and bring you the results. (Because I know you are just sitting around WAITING to find out what kind of car people most like to have a quickie in.) According to…

Ami Angelowicz / July 25, 2013
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