Posts tagged "condoms"

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]…

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 this October. How did I mi…

Catherine Strawn / July 10, 2008

Thoughts From Guys On Our IM: Rubber Usage

So, you know that story we’ve been chatting about lately? The one about how one in four New Yorkers with multiple partners (potentially a reflection of the rest of the country) doesn’t use condoms all the time? Well in addition to our poll(s) on the subject, I decided I wanted to pester the guys o…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 8, 2008

Poll: So Why Don’t You Use Protection?

Remember that poll we conducted about how often you use condoms? Well the result are in, and a whopping 46% of you don’t use condoms EVER. We were curious and wanted more info, so for those of you that don’t use condoms, please, oh please, tell us why.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 7, 2008

Poll: How Often Do You Use A Condom During Sex?

Young people don’t always do act with the hormones as opposed to their brain, and a study by the New York City health department is evidence. Apparently 40 percent of New Yorkers with multiple sex partners didn’t use a condom the last time they had sex, according to a poll of 10,000 adults in the…

Catherine Strawn / June 25, 2008

Obama & McCain Condoms: Protection You Can Count On

The November elections seem close, and now the political powerhouses of John McCain and Barack Obama are getting even closer to the things that matter most to us. Both are faces imprinted on a line of condoms — but we gotta ask…who would you rather have protecting YOUR crotch? [ObamaCondoms.com and McCainCondoms.com]…

Simcha / June 24, 2008

Birth Defects Linked to UTIs and STDs

Since the sexual revolution, it’s been hard for us modern gals to remember that our below the belt business is also for baby-making. STD’s and UTI’s are always a risk, but sadly, these party favors from sexual favors have been linked to birth defects. Just when you thought they were bad enough to handle o…

Simcha / June 23, 2008

Condoms: Just the Tips

Condoms, the wonder rubbers, keep the sex safe like a superhero protecting a city. But there’s such a thing as condom Kryptonite. Before you get scared of imminent doom in the bedroom, here are six tips to stop your condoms from being rendered powerless.

When you’re cookin’ in the bedroom, never use oil-based lubricant…

Simcha / June 9, 2008

Free Condoms All Around In Antarctica

During Antarctica’s long winters, the McMurdo research base has a staff of only 125 scientists — but if any of them are in a position to get lucky, they won’t have to brave the cold to buy condoms. (Do they even have drugstores in Antarctica anyway?) Nearly 16,500 condoms were delivered to the base last…

Catherine Strawn / June 9, 2008

Roadtrippin’ With Lifestyles Condoms

Traipsing through Europe with nothing but a briefcase of glass phalluses and a bunch of condoms, the silly and sexy team of Noah and Baron make us happy they brought along a video camera to catch all the hilarity on tape. Sent around the continent by Lifestyles condoms to talk about safe sex…

Simcha / May 28, 2008

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 a…

Catherine Strawn / May 22, 2008

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]…

Catherine Strawn / May 13, 2008

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 a…

Simcha / April 21, 2008

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…

Catherine Strawn / April 9, 2008

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…

Catherine Strawn / April 8, 2008

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,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 31, 2008

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’…

Catherine Strawn / March 25, 2008

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…

Catherine Strawn / March 4, 2008

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…

Catherine Strawn / February 27, 2008
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