Posts tagged "condoms"

Durex Proves That Condoms Can Be Fun

Durex's new ad, featuring condom balloon animals doing it in various positions, is so amazing and funny, it could do a lot for the rubbers' public image. After all, more than one guy (and girl) has complained to us about hating them, despite knowing they're necessary in order to prevent pregnancy and the spread of…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 15, 2009

Safe Sex: Coming To A Cell Phone Near You!

As sexting gets more popular, safe sexting gets a grant! A series of modern sex ed soap operas have been filmed and distributed via cell phones thanks to an endowment and the commitment of a New Jersey nurse and professor. Rachel Jones, the RN behind the video productions, has spent her career committed…
By: Simcha / January 5, 2009

Stamina Pillows Stop Men In Their Sacks

Men premature ejaculate because you are just too damn fine! Girl, you know it’s true! Well, that’s the concept behind Durex’s new limited edition Stamina Pillows. Originally given away with their Performa condoms that have a mild anesthetic to prevent dudes from beating you to the finish line, the cases feature some not-so-sexy pictorials --…
By: Simcha / January 5, 2009

German Entrepreneur Trying To Trademark “Freedom Tower” Condoms

A German entrepreneur is applying for a federal trademark to use the Freedom Tower to market a line of condoms. His proposed slogan is "Freedom Tower: Make Love Not War." Clearly this guy lacks originality; he stole his product name from the main building in the new World Center Complex that has yet…
By: Catherine Strawn / January 2, 2009

Virginity Pledges Don’t Work

The Jonas Brothers may lose their virginity sooner than they had planned -- and maybe they'll make some Jonas Bastard Babies while they're at it. A recent federal study has discovered that teens who pledge virginity until marriage are just as likely to have premarital sex as those who don’t promise to wait…
By: Wendy Atterberry / December 29, 2008

Thoughts From Guys & Gals On Our IM: Do Condoms Suck That Much?

A Note On Playing It Safe: The Frisky thinks safe sex is smart sex - so please practice it in the way that’s right for your relationship. So, NPR posted a story saying that condom-less sex is the new engagement ring, because going bareback shows the same or similar kind of intimacy…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 14, 2008

Condoms And Sexual Satisfaction

People are strange when it comes to condoms. Most people don't like them much, but they continue to use them because they do their job. But if you're a woman and you want to enjoy sex, you might want to use condoms and take birth control. According to data from The Kinsey Institute,…
By: Catherine Strawn / December 11, 2008

New Female Condom On The Horizon

We don't know anyone who uses female condoms, and unlike the ones made for men, you don't often see commercials advertising their benefits. However, this may soon change. A new, potentially less-expensive version of the female condom will be considered by a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel this week. The panel of…
By: Catherine Strawn / December 10, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Male Breast Cancer, Acupuncture, And French Men

Men represent 1 percent of breast cancer cases, and a new study found that male mammograms and sonograms can be useful in making diagnoses. About 450 men in the U.S. die from breast cancer each year, according to the National Institutes of Health. [LiveScience] "Ugly Betty" actor Mark Indelicato (he plays Betty's nephew…
By: Catherine Strawn / December 2, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: “Fame,” Cheap Movies, And Prostitutes Who Don’t Use Condoms

A remake of "Fame" will be released Sept. 25, 2009, starring Debbie Allen, Charles S. Dutton, Kelsey Grammer, Megan Mullally, and Bebe Neuwirth as the instructors and supervisors. [Variety] iTunes is selling bargain movies for the bargain price of $5. They're changing what's cheap each week though, so "Breakfast At Tiffany's" might not…
By: Catherine Strawn / December 1, 2008

Dating Drama: No Glove, No Love? Not Always.

2006 was a year of unprotected sex for me. No, not every time, but I started off the year with a fling with a slightly older man I was besotted with, who didn’t speak a word about condoms, and, in response, I didn’t either. I wanted to trust that he had some magical knowledge that…
By: Rachel Kramer Bussel / November 24, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Purse Saves Life, Michelle Obama’s Earrings, And Friendly Women

A giant, overstuffed purse saved a 22 year old's life. When an unknown assailant fired a shot at her, a calculator, umbrella, and a small case helped stop the bullet. [Lemondrop] In a study of British men and women, condom use was particularly low among those in their 30s and 40s and i…
By: Catherine Strawn / November 12, 2008

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" include…
By: Susannah Breslin / October 30, 2008

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]…
By: Catherine Strawn / September 30, 2008

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…
By: Catherine Strawn / September 10, 2008

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…
By: Catherine Strawn / September 3, 2008

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, fashio…
By: Susannah Breslin / August 11, 2008

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…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 28, 2008

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]…
By: Catherine Strawn / July 16, 2008

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…
By: Catherine Strawn / July 10, 2008
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