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Safe Sex Makeup

Beauty brand NARS is raising safe sex awareness with two new cosmetic kits that come in handy when it comes to sex. The “Safer Set” includes two NARS condoms imprinted with “PREVENTION IS THE CURE” and a popular cream stick face highlighter in Multiple in Orgasm color. The “Safest Set” includes the same highlighter and a small black book promoting abstinence that gives you a list of ways you can just say no to the boys. A portion of the sales from both products go to amFAR’s global safe sex education initiative, so whether or not you’re doing it, you’ll be looking good and doing good. NARS has a long history of uniting sex and cosmetics. Lip colors come in Promiscuous, Manhunt, and Orgasm. Keep reading »

Quote Of The Day: Kelly Osbourne On How She Learned About Sex

“I was on tour with my dad and at every single one of his shows, they hand out condoms. I was about seven or eight and I picked up a packet and was like, “Mum, what’s this?” — Kelly Osbourne [The Mail on Sunday] Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Condomless Sex, Work Supervisors, & The Jessica Simpson Jinx

  • About one in four American teens will contract an STD, mainly because many fail to use condoms routinely and consistently. A study of 1,400 people ages 15 to 21 who had had unprotected sex in the previous 90 days found that they didn’t use condoms because they believe they reduce sexual pleasure and were concerned their partner wouldn’t approve of their use. [EurekAlert]
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    The Daily Squeeze: Black-Footed Ferrets, Sex Ed Videos, Sports Fans, And Yigal Azroul Condoms

  • Two black-footed ferrets at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo gave birth to “kits” (baby ferrets). The really interesting part of this story is that the kits fathers are both dead — one died in 1999 and the other in 2000. Since the species is endangered, the female ferrets were artificially inseminated with frozen semen from the dead males. [LiveScience]
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    Below-The-Belt Chic: Designer Condoms

    Condoms. So important — yet so not stylish. Until now! For years, condoms haven’t exactly been the next Birkin bag. Instead, condoms are what you peruse in the drugstore aisle late at night, and the big decision is whether to get Trojans or Durex. Recently, though, as safe sex has become the golden rule, fashion designers, hip artists, and condom manufacturers have begun offering up a bevy of stylish choices when it comes to rubbers. Is there really a Marc Jacobs condom? Found out that and more after the jump.

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    The Young & The Condomless: Is Herpes The New HPV?

    We scored a nice little quote in Page Six Magazine‘s story on “Generation Unsafe Sex”, but some of the other people interviewed left us with the question above. A half dozen or so NYC singles, as well as a Jezebel blogger and a sex educator, were interviewed about the topic of safe sex (and the fact that more and more people are not having it) — this quote, in particular, stuck out:

    “Once STDs and death seemed synonymous. Today, the accepted reality is that the STDs one is likely to contract through unprotected sex are more mundane, which is underscored by the fact that so many of them are cured using the same antibiotics you’d use for a sinus infection.”

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    The Daily Squeeze: Red Bull In France, Peanuts And Asthma, And Condoms In The Gaza Strip

  • France started selling Red Bull with taurine after 12 years of having only caffeine in the formula. Things could get crazy. [Reuters]
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    The Daily Squeeze: Mary-Kate’s Ring, Animal Adoption, And Tom Arnold’s TV Show

  • Mary-Kate seems to be promoting safe sex with a ring that resembles a condom. [The Sun, U.K.]
  • A cat has adopted a red panda cub whose mother abandoned him. Animals are so cute. [BBC]
  • Tom Arnold will host a second season of My Big Redneck Wedding on CMT starting this October. How did I miss the first season? [eMediaWorld]
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    Thoughts From Guys On Our IM: Rubber Usage

    So, you know that story we’ve been chatting about lately? The one about how one in four New Yorkers with multiple partners (potentially a reflection of the rest of the country) doesn’t use condoms all the time? Well in addition to our poll(s) on the subject, I decided I wanted to pester the guys on my IM about this because I think it’s kind of easy to say to blame dudes for low condom usage — after all, they’re the ones who have to strap ‘em on either at their own discretion or because the chick they’re having sex with makes them in order to get any nookie. So do dudes leap at any opportunity to go rubber-less? Let’s find out. Keep reading »

    Poll: So Why Don’t You Use Protection?

    Remember that poll we conducted about how often you use condoms? Well the result are in, and a whopping 46% of you don’t use condoms EVER. We were curious and wanted more info, so for those of you that don’t use condoms, please, oh please, tell us why. Keep reading »

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