Posts tagged "condoms"

Choose-Your-Own-Adventure, The STD Version

It’s not easy to create a sex ed campaign that’s fun to watch, but this interactive video out of the U.K. called “Condom, No Condom?” is sort of like “Skins” crossed with those Choose Your Own Adventure books. Make a wrong move, get genital warts and see for yourself. [Televisual]…

Jessica Wakeman / November 12, 2010

Condoms, Not Candy, The Halloween Treat Of Choice From Oregon Couple

Which would you rather find in your trick-or-treat bag: a giant-sized Baby Ruth bar or a condom? I’d take the Baby Ruth, but one couple in Silverton, Oregon, handed out prophylactics — and toothbrushes — to teenagers on Halloween. Lame-o! Dr. Daniel and Kathleen Harris have been treating trick-or-treaters with Trojans for the past 24…

Jessica Wakeman / November 9, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Should Adult Film Stars Be Required To Use Protection?

News broke last week that an adult film star had tested positive for HIV. But adult film actress Madison Young tells’s Broadsheet blog that requiring actors to wear condoms would be “a mistake.” Why? [Salon]
An employee at Eddie Long’s mega-church in Atlanta has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the church. She claim…

Jessica Wakeman / October 18, 2010

6 Findings From The Big, Fat U.S. Sex Survey

Get excited! Get very excited. The results of the biggest U.S. sex survey in 16 years are out. Since 1994 researchers at Indiana University’s Center for Sexual Health Promotion have been studying the way 5,865 people between the ages of 14 and 94 get busy. Six of the most noteworthy findings about our sexual selves after…

Ami Angelowicz / October 4, 2010

Dear Wendy: “My Boyfriend Cheated On Me Without Protection”

About two months ago, I left my 39-year-old live-in boyfriend of three and half years. When I left, I was pissed and hurt that, for four months, I spent all my spare time helping him get ready to open his bar, and then, once it opened, he was out at all hours, drinking, hanging with…

Wendy Atterberry / September 2, 2010

AIDS Group Files Complaint Against Larry Flynt Over Condom-less Porn

AIDS activists have filed a workplace safety complaint against Hustler honcho Larry Flynt over the amount of condom-less sex in all of his skin flicks. On Thursday, activists descended upon Los Angeles’ Division of Occupational Safety and Health office with 100 DVDs to show that only one scene in one porno showed a performer using…

Jessica Wakeman / August 27, 2010

New Trojan No One’s Pleasure Condoms Promise Ultra Dissastisfaction

Great! It’s the condom brand we’ve all been waiting for. Trojan has created a totally new condom, No One’s Pleasure, for those couples who are so not into intimacy. Designed for “ultra dissatisfaction,” these latex raincoats are perfect for men and women who want to maintain distance and discomfort. According to the box, these prophylactic…

Susannah Breslin / August 9, 2010

Ridonculous Ass-vertising

These Durex gate ads let anyone walking through hit them from behind. Get it? [Copyranter]…

Lily Q / July 14, 2010

Condoms From Condom, France

You’ve already asked your parents where babies come from, but ever wonder about condoms? Deep in the south of France is a small town called Condom where a company called The Original Condom produces the birth control. Well, to be fair, the condom actually has a long history (did you know, for example, that i…

Leonora Epstein / July 8, 2010

Provincetown, Mass., Offers Condoms To All Students — Yes, Even Elementary Schoolers

Starting in September, the small, seaside town of Provincetown, Massachusetts, will give a condom to any student in grades 1 through 12 who asks for one — but only if they listen to a “birds and the bees” talk first.

Jessica Wakeman / June 24, 2010

When A Condom Gets In The Way

It’s great when birth control works to our advantage. It’s horrible when the way it works is to stop us from having sex in the first place! This week, one CafeMom finds herself, for medical reasons, needing to use condoms for a few months. But she’s getting objections from an important player in the scenario.

The Stir / June 12, 2010

20 Funny Phrases For Wrapping It Up

Let’s be serious here for a moment: forgetting to wear a condom in today’s world is as dangerous as sticking your finger in an electrical socket. But rather than getting electrocuted, you can end up with a baby you aren’t ready for or worse — you can get a slew of different diseases, some of…

Carli Alexa Blau / June 11, 2010

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…

Jessica Wakeman / June 9, 2010

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 i…

Susannah Breslin / May 5, 2010

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 28, 2010

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 26, 2010

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]…

Leonora Epstein / April 22, 2010

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…

Jessica Wakeman / April 9, 2010

A Sex Toy Store For Muslims Only

Frankly, I don’t know if there are sex toy — er, “marital aid” — stores out there just for Christians or just for the Jewish, but there is one just for Muslims. The Amsterdam-based business is called El Asira, and it was created by Abdelaziz Aouragh, a 29-year-old Dutch-Moroccan orthodox Muslim who, one imagines, looked…

Susannah Breslin / April 6, 2010

Tiger Woods Plays Trojan Horse

Believe it or not, this is not part of a Tiger Woods Trojan endorsement deal. It’s a condom statue of him that was created to promote birth control and safe sex in Thailand. [Insert your own joke here and share in the comments.] I was going to make one about there being an army of…

Ami Angelowicz / April 2, 2010
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