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Condom-Themed Restaurants In Thailand

Cabbages and Condoms is a chain of restaurants in Thailand that also promotes safe sex, hence the word “condoms” in its name. The “cabbages” part is there because the vegetable is a staple of Northeast Thailand — and as a website about the restaurants says, “Now, if condoms could be as common and used as often, then some of the population and health problems facing Thailand could be overcome!” All the proceeds from the restaurants are used to fund social development programs of the Population and Community Development Association, which promotes family planning. I’m thinking a location in Times Square, right next to the Hawaiian Tropic restaurant/bar would do quite well. [SLI.UniMelb.edu.au via MentalFloss.com] Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Bluetooth Love Notes, Safe Sex, And Wedding Dresses

  • Yesterday, The New York Times told the male side of love in Saudi Arabia, and today, we hear from the ladies. If a woman’s phone has Bluetooth and it’s on in public, it’s highly likely that she’ll be barraged with love poems and phone numbers sent by passing men. [NY Times]
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    Latex Condoms: Longer & Stronger

    A South African man has proved that condoms can save your life, in more ways than one. The 37-year-old jump master, Carl Dionisio, made a bungee chord out of 18,500 prophylactics. That’s more rubbers than even Jenna Jameson’s market share, but Dionisio took an even deeper plunge — almost 100 feet. “It was difficult as the condoms are slippery,” he said about making the rope. Perhaps they should have used the ones without lubricant. [IOL]

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    Crave: A Different Kind Of Travel Guide

    Planning a vacation this summer? Sometimes travel guidebooks don’t give the really useful information, like how to say, “I’d like to wake up next to you” or “The condom’s split!” Sex in Every City: How to Talk Dirty in Every Language won’t help you order a cappuccino, but it will help you speak to your Swedish or German or French lover. [Sex in Every City, $10.39 @ Amazon.com] Keep reading »

    Condoms That Are Good For The Environment And Brazilian “Rubber Tappers”

    The Brazilian government inaugurated a factory yesterday that will use the rubber collected by hundreds of small time Brazilian “rubber tappers” to make, well, rubbers. [SIDE NOTE: I propose that anyone who uses condoms as his/her primary form of birth control should be called a "rubber tapper."] The factory has the capacity to produce 100 million condoms a year, and by giving these rubber tappers a livelihood, the government is hoping the trees in the Chico Mendes forest reserve will be protected. [AHN] Keep reading »

    Johnny Depp & Trojan To Pair Up?

    Trojan has asked Johnny Depp to be the spokesman for their brand, hoping that he’ll star in TV commercials promoting magnums (we knew it!) and help them with their sex safe campaign in which the brand plans to send free condoms to Third World countries. DListed suggests that the tagline for the Magnum campaign be, “If if it’s big enough for Johnny, it’s big enough for you”, which cracks us up and also makes us kind of hot. [DListed] Keep reading »

    Condoms, Lubricant, And The Photo Booth Showdown

    You probably heard about the LifeStyles photo booth that prints pics atop a strip of condoms. Kim Kardashian and Reggie Bush were among the celebs who used it to get a little privacy at a Sundance party this January. Well, we heard that LifeStyles was possibly going to bring the booth to Perez Hilton’s birthday bash. They ultimately decided against it, but Perez still managed to get a branded photo booth at his party, and the sponsor, interestingly enough, was K-Y Brand (the makers of lube). Apparently sex and photo booths make for a nice combo. Keep reading »

    The Daily Squeeze: Contraceptives, Peaking Early, And Fake Blood

  • Teens are more likely to use contraceptives if they’re in a romantic relationship with their partner than if it’s a casual thing. This may seem illogical, but not many of the actions performed under the influence of teenage hormones make any sense. [Washington Post]
  • Some Asian women in Britain who have been sexually active are faking their virginity by lying, having their hymen restored through surgery, or using a few drops of joke shop blood. [BBC]
  • The Durex Sexual Wellbeing Survey of 26,000 people around the world found that 60 percent of those surveyed said sex is an enjoyable, vital part of life; however, only 44 percent said they were satisfied with their sex lives. Frequency of sex and sexual satisfaction peaks between ages 20 and 34, so get it while it’s hot! [UPI]
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    Artsy Condom Ads

    It’s hard to believe that such an artsy and intelligent-looking illustration (above) is an Italian ad for Durex, especially when you learn that the same company has also used foul and degrading imagery to advertise its products. We like our condom ads the way we like our men: classy, not crass.

    If you’re into computer games and contraception, play Durex’s “Egg Invaders,” where you “protect your egg from hordes of rampaging sperm eager to get their pointy teeth into your jelly!” Sadly, it only works on PCs. [EternallyCool.net and Durex] Keep reading »

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