Posts tagged "condoms"

The NYC Condom Gets A Reboot

New York City has been handing out free condoms since 1971, and the city now distributes more than 40 million rubbers each year in bars, restaurants, community service agencies, and STD clinics. The Health Department recently held a contest for a new, special edition wrapper for its branded NYC condom, and after tallying the votes,…

Catherine Strawn / March 11, 2010

Swiss Make Teeny Weenie “Hotshot” Condoms For 12-Year-Old Boys

Oh, those libertine Europeans! After studies have shown increased sexual activity by 12- to 14-year-old boys (um, eww?), a Swiss condom manufacturer has created “Hotshot” condoms in smaller sizes. According to the Telegraph, various studies across Europe have shown teens don’t use condoms if the sizes are too big for them. So while a standard…

Jessica Wakeman / March 3, 2010

Do These Durex Ads Make You Horny, Baby?

Durex’s latest campaign featuring bodies doing the nasty is made up of typefaces for words like “muscle tension,” “orgasm,” “overload,” and, um, “tasty.” (Oh, really?) Clever, raunchy, or both? Check out all three of the ads, in full, after the jump …

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 25, 2010

“Jersey Shore” And “The View” Talk Condoms And Hot Tubs

Someone said the word “condom” in Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s presence and her head did not explode! (We cannot speak for Sherri Shepherd, though.) Thank you, Joy Behar, for asking tough questions of the “Jersey Shore” cast when they visited “The View.”

P.S. I apologize for any painful mental images that may have…

Jessica Wakeman / February 23, 2010

Should Condom Companies Adjust Sizes To Fit Male Egos?

We’ve all heard the famous “condoms are too tight for me” line before, right, ladies? Well, according to a new survey from the Kinsey Institute, 45 percent of men are actually telling the truth. Sounds like a suspicious statistic on account of how stretchy those damn things are … but I will give dudes the…

Ami Angelowicz / February 17, 2010

Guys, You Are Not The Only Ones Who Hate Condoms

Exciting things are happening in my lady parts: I’ve gone back on the birth control pill. After a few years of being single and not getting enough sex to justify a Yaz prescription, I’m once again getting boned on the regular. My guy is definitely thrilled the condoms can finally come off—but trust me; he…

Jessica Wakeman / January 19, 2010

How Sexy Is Your Apartment?

Sure, lots of blogs are rounding up the sexiest stories, trends, and scandals of the year — including us — but when Apartment Therapy does it, it’s a little different. Among AT’s sexiest posts of 2009, don’t miss what happens when furniture gets it on, an odd array of chic condom dispensers, the sexiest …

Susannah Breslin / December 29, 2009

The Holidays Are A Time For Unprotected Sex

Around this time of year, even as people spend hours and hours wrapping up gifts to put under the tree, they forget to wrap up something else. More than a quarter of respondents admitted to having had unprotected sex because they were too drunk to remember to use contraception, according to a study of adult…

Catherine Strawn / December 14, 2009

Tiger Beat: Golfer Didn’t Wrap Up His Wood With At Least Two Mistresses

The first rule of cheatingalways use a condom (and hopefully backup birth control). Tiger Woods, kick ass golfer and dentist’s dream (because of that pearly white smile, natch), allegedly was a big ol’ dummy and didn’t wrap up his 5-iron with at least two of the women he allegedly cheated with. Jaimee Grubbs

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 7, 2009

Debate This: Should Guys Help Pay For Birth Control?

Until you decide to settle down and start making babies, you’re probably doing whatever you can to prevent the formation of zygotes. If you’re in a serious, long-term relationship, this can be costly — a 24-pack of Durex Extra Sensitive Lubricated Condoms costs about $20, and, depending on factors like insurance and brand, a pack

Catherine Strawn / December 3, 2009

7 Condoms Stronger Than The Rest

Condoms aren’t exactly effective if they tear, break, or don’t hold up to whatever rough stuff you’ve got going on in the bedroom, so ShopSmart magazine put 500 samples of 22 condom models to the test for its December issue. The rubbers were put through the ringer by an outside lab that inflated them like…

Catherine Strawn / December 3, 2009

A Condom Ad That Makes You Want To Say No

The idea of this Condomi condom ad is that these fruit-flavored condoms are so tasty, you may be tempted to take a bite. I do not feel this campaign would make men rush out to buy them. Not men who want to keep their johnsons, anyway. [The Awl]…

Susannah Breslin / November 18, 2009

Whiskey-Flavored Condoms Make Whiskey Dick Literal

How many times have I complained that my boyfriend’s enthusiasm for my BJ talent has been cutting into my drinking schedule? I lost count. Luckily, my problem could be solved with these new whiskey-flavored condoms from the genius company McCondom. But, you see, I’m picky: Which kind of scotch do these flavored condoms taste like?

Jessica Goldberg / November 4, 2009

Just Say No To These Novelty Condoms

I suppose that since these condoms are called “novelty” condoms, they’re not suitable for human use, yet they still frighten me. The mere thought of utilizing any of the rubber numbers from the Willy Attire collection causes me to shudder in horror. From the beer stein to the banana, the cow to the devil, the…

Susannah Breslin / October 29, 2009

Quickies: David Beckham’s Face Will Appear On Condoms & Scientists Discover Sexiness Gene

David Beckham’s face will be printed on condoms (which will be available for sale) at a Madrid art museum’s new exhibit called Tears for Eros. [Guardian] — Because that’s sexy and not creepy at all?
In his first radio interview since the Rihanna incident, Chris Brown claims he wants another chance and that “at the…

Erica Maxwell / October 22, 2009

Condoms As Popular As The Pill For Young Women

A new study has found that British women under the age of 50 choose condoms for birth control as often as they choose the Pill. This is the first time the two contraceptives have been used equally (each is used by 25 percent of women under 50) since statistics have been collected. Campaigns to get…

Wendy Atterberry / October 22, 2009

Wrap It In A Brian Reyes Raincoat

Planned Parenthood pairs with a fashion designer each season to create a stylish wrapper for its Proper Attire line of condoms. In the past, Yigal Azrouël and Alexander Wang created beautified wrappers, and this time around it’s Brian Reyes who is lending a print from his pre-spring 2010 collection. Rachel Bilson, America Ferrera, Leighton Meester,…

Catherine Strawn / September 24, 2009

Condom Ads Suggest You Rub One Out

This is another one of those ads that I just can’t figure out. It’s for condoms, apparently. Or a condom shop? I’m confused. And there’s something in there about rubbing one out, from what I gather. I Believe in Advertising’s explanation doesn’t exactly help either: “Metaphor of the condoms like rubber gum and his utilizatio…

Susannah Breslin / September 22, 2009

Quick Pic: Doing It Doggy Style In Paris

These government-sponsored condom ads have been causing a bang in Paris (heh, heh). Translation of the dog-themed slogans: “Man’s best friend.” And because France is so egalitarian: “Woman’s best friend” too. OK, boy, now lie down!

Leonora Epstein / September 7, 2009

The Trojan 2GO Makes Buying Condoms More Discreet

Some people are still embarrassed to buy condoms. Gasp! How dare anyone know they have safe sex? To make purchasing and carrying condoms more discreet, Trojan brand condoms has created the Trojan 2GO, a pocket-sized package that contains two condoms. The hard plastic package makes it safe to stow condoms anywhere, even that abyss of…

Annika Harris / September 2, 2009