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 … bathroom soaps, what happens when you do the deed in a swinging bed, and naughty lampshades. What do you do to sex up your apartment to set the mood? Turn on the lava lamp? Throw a red piece of fabric over the light? Scrub the toilet? Tell us in the comments. Keep reading »
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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 adults 18 to 35 in the U.K. And the holidays are when people tend to drink more than usual, the study found, with almost half of respondents saying they drink more during the “festive season.” So, as you’re heading out to holiday parties, don’t forget to drop a condom into your bag. And if you want to get into the spirit of the season, make it one that looks like a wreath. [Medical News Today] Keep reading »
The first rule of cheating — always 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 says that she and the married father of two “never discussed” using protection and that he didn’t even ask her whether she was on the pill (which, as we know, would help prevent pregnancy but not STDs). Meanwhile, Mindy Lawton‘s sister Lynn says her sister told her Tiger never wore condoms. “I was so worried she might catch a disease, especially as we suspected he was promiscuous.” Keep reading »
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 of birth control pills can cost between $5 and $50. Multiple that by 12 and you have enough to buy a pair of Christian Louboutins [Or two abortions! Kidding! -- Editor]. Unlike the pill, condoms are something that either person can pick up at the drugstore, so sharing that cost is a no-brainer. But if your protection of choice is the pill, should your boyfriend contribute to the cause? We asked a bunch of sexually active folks — both male and female — whether it’s appropriate for the guy to pay for part of the prescription. Keep reading »
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 balloons until they burst to test their strength and submerged them in saline solution zapped with electricity to check for holes. The good news is that all of the condoms passed minimum requirements. However, some of them were better than others, and out of these seven, none had a single hole or tear (industry standards allow for a certain number of defects per batch). Click through to see which condom models more than passed the test, and how much they cost per condom. [ShopSmart] Keep reading »
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? Because the deep smoky quality of Laphroaig would be a bad match with the antiseptic flavor of latex, don’t ya think? The spicy opening note of Bewenie might make a nice pairing, but imagine the cost of that condom. Anyway, order these babies here—they’re about $5 a pair. They would go great in the gift bags at your bestie’s bachelorette party. The perfect nightcap, if you ask me. [BuzzFeed]
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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 elephant to the zebra, these johnson raincoats are not something most women want anywhere near their hoo-has. One supposes it would be amusing to see a guy tromping around in nothing but the gas mask jimmy, but, for God’s sake, don’t try to do anything with a willy if it’s wearing one of these, ladies. [Willy Attire via Gorilla Mask] Keep reading »
- 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 end of the day, it just isn’t right to judge somebody.” [PopEater] — Er, except when you’re facing, you know, judgment.
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 women to carry condoms and protect themselves against STDs have been credited for the increased condom use, though over half of sexually active single people said publicity about STDs had not made them use condoms. Hmm … I wonder if maybe all those crazy side effects of the Pill — not to mention expense — has something to do with the growing number of condom users? Maybe women are just sick of feeling sick. [via Daily Mail] Keep reading »