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Today’s Lady News: South African Women Get 30,000 Free Condoms For World Cup

  • A South African doctor is giving away 30,000 free “Rape-aXe” condoms for women in South Africa before the start of the World Cup soccer games. The “Rape-aXe” condom has tiny hooks on it which attach to an attacker’s penis and can only be removed by a doctor in a hospital, where he would be identified as a rapist. The latest version of the condom does not pierce the skin, so the transmission of AIDS is not a concern. [Metro]
  • Women kicked ass in last night’s primary elections across the nation! Meg Whitman, the former CEO of eBay, won the Republican gubernatorial nomination in California and Carly Fiorina, former Hewlett-Packard CEO, won the state’s Republican Senate primary. In South Carolina, Nikki Haley also won the Republican’s gubernatorial race. [CBS News]
  • But it’s not all good news: South Carolina’s Democratic nominee to challenge the incumbent senator was arrested in November and charged with showing obscene internet photos to a female University of South Carolina student. Records also say Alvin Green, 32, talked about going to the young woman’s room at a university dorm. The woman’s identity is unclear. Green’s felony charge carries up to five years in prison. [AP]

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Condom Water Balloons Exploding In Reverse Slow Motion

I guess someone wandered around Coachella throwing water-filled condoms in people’s faces? It was hot, so I suppose they liked it. Since this is 2010, someone was there to videotape the results, and because this is the internet, someone did a second version in which the condom water bombs are seen exploding in reverse slow motion. The effect is completely strange. Is this CGI? Is this real life? Is this actually happening? I feel like this is some sort of subliminal advertising campaign for Terminator-brand condoms. You never know. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Trojan Wants You To Write A Jingle About Extra-Large Condoms

Y’all know how I feel about Magnum condoms — unnecessary and stupid, at least most of the time. So Ludacris and I will have to agree to disagree, seeing as he is the new spokesperson for the brand, which has, up until now, never really advertised. After rappers like Luda, Eminem, Kid Rock, and Lil Wayne referenced the extra large condoms in their songs, Trojan realized they had a demographic — outside of dudes with big d**ks in general, I guess? — they could directly target. Young dudes who like hip-hop! Now, ads for the condoms are appearing in hip-hop magazines like Vibe and XXL, and the brand is asking fans to come up with a custom theme song in their Magnum Live Large contest. According to an article in The New York Times:

Participants go to MagnumLiveLarge.com to download base tracks, then record their own Magnum-themed lyrics and upload their entries. Visitors to the site will vote for their favorites, with the winner receiving $5,000 and a trip to Birthday Bash, a hip-hop festival on June 19 in Atlanta. At the show, the winner will be brought onstage by Ludacris and congratulated.

But really, isn’t being born with a big penis thanks enough? [NY Times] Keep reading »

Condoms Are For Ugly Folks!

The problem with this ad campaign for OLLA condoms is obvious. In addition to being totally insulting, promoting that condoms are for ugly people doesn’t really do much to stop the spread of STDs. After all, perfectly good-looking people get herpes (Paris Hilton) and I really hope she wraps it up. Check out a few others ads from the campaign, after the jump… [Copyranter] Keep reading »

May The (Birth Control) Force Be With You

A Darth Vader-adorned condom wrapper reads, “I will not be your father.” Soon to be found in the nightstand drawers of every geek. [Geekologie] Keep reading »

Pharmacy Refused To Sell The Pill, Condoms, Porn — And Closed

Birth control pills. Condoms. Porn. Cigarettes.

What do these things have in common other than indicators of a good time (except for, uh, the cigarettes)? They were all banned products at Divine Mercy Care Pharmacy, a Catholic pharmacy in Chantilly, Virginia, that went out of business in March. DMC Pharmacy, which opened in October 2008, refused to sell the Pill or condoms “on the grounds they caused abortions, lead to promiscuity or endangered a woman’s health,” according to The Washington Times. Wow, what a bunch of hooey. Condoms and the Pill are actually protecting women from STDs/STIs and potentially dangerous unintended pregnancies. Keep reading »

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