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… READ MORE »
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… READ MORE »
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… READ MORE »
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… READ MORE »
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… READ MORE »
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… READ MORE »
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.
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In an act of true patriotism, Condomania.com 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… READ MORE »
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… READ MORE »
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,… READ MORE »
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… READ MORE »
Just in case it’s not enough to listen to “Get Lucky” on repeat while you get down to business in the bedroom, it appears that you can now protect yourself from pregnancy and STDs with Daft Punk-themed condoms. These boxes of “Get Lucky” condoms were produced by Durex UK and apparently sent out as a… READ MORE »
Nothing like the discovery of one million counterfeit condoms to make you extra, super paranoid about having safe sex. More than $60,000 worth of phony condoms, coming from China and headed for the unsuspecting genitals of Europe, was intercepted by customs agents in central Poland. “Basically, goods from certain places are checked more than others,” READ MORE »
Anti-trafficking advocates, LGBT organizations, lawmakers and public health advocates have gathered in Albany, New York today to push for new legislation about condoms. Yes, condoms.
Currently 39 million male condoms and two million female condoms are distributed for free in New York State. According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control, “Consistent and correct… READ MORE »
Meet Katelyn Campbell, a high school student council vice president, Wellesley College-bound senior, and sex education rabble-rouser who is filing an injunction against her principal for threats he made after she boycotted and spoke out against an abstinence-only sex-ed assembly at her school.
According to ThinkProgress.org, Principal George Aulenbacher at George Washington High School in West Virginia threatened… READ MORE »
Jörg Sprave of The Slingshot Cannel took the Bill Gates’ Next Generation Condom Challenge and came up with this condom applicator slingshot gun. I don’t have a penis, but I think if I did, this method of condom application would scare the crap out of me. On a more positive note, I really enjoyed Jörg’s salutation… READ MORE »
Boston College students are facing possible discipline for distributing condoms both on- and off-campus. The school, a Jesuit college, no longer wants birth control distributed on its campus because it doesn’t align with Catholic teachings. [Boston Globe, Feminist.org]
Five ways to make the “Lean In” movement more inclusive of low-income women. [xoJane]
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Of course J&D Foods, the company responsible for baconlube and bacon shaving cream, have made bacon condoms. Not only do they smell and taste like pork, when you put them on, your penis looks like a strip of bacon. So basically, every inch of your business will be transformed into a greasy, smoked meat stick. READ MORE »