HO! HO! HO! Elfowicz here (that’s my Christmas persona) to deliver some good news. In honor of the impending, almost holiday season, Trojan condoms conducted a poll to find out what kind of cheer co-workers were spreading at their company Christmas parties. (Yes, cheer meaning SEX.) Since yours should be happening this week or next (unless your company is cheap and they are skipping the festivities this year –those jerks!), I thought you’d like to know that wearing an ugly Christmas sweater might not exclude you from getting some sugar under the mistletoe (or in the supply closet). Keep reading »
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Tragedy struck Manhattan yesterday when city officials shut down a vibrator giveaway sponsored by Trojan. The condom company planned to give out 10,000 of their new vibes from pushcarts at three tourist-heavy locations: Rockefeller Center, South Street Seaport, and the Flatiron District, which is near The Frisky’s offices. New Yorkers congregated f0r free $40 Trojan Tri-Phoria vibes (two thumbs up, says I!) or a free $30 Trojan Pulse. Yet less than an hour into the event, an unnamed city official pooh-poohed the crowds and told Trojan’s Pleasure Carts to pack up and go home.
Horny area woman Linda Postell was irate about the shutdown, huffing to The New York Post, “I’m 57-years-old. I should be able to get a vibrator! I have a problem with the smoking ban and the soda ban — and now this!” Keep reading »
Honestly, I was just kind of looking for an excuse to use the word inclement — one of my favorites — and this study seemed like the perfect vehicle. But also, it contains important findings about inclement weather and how it makes people horny. Research done by Trojan found that about 70 percent of Americans had done it during a tornado, thunderstorm or hurricane. You know what that means, kids. Along with the candles, bottled water and canned beans, you’d best be adding some [Trojan] condoms to your emergency survival kit because you’ll need to be prepared to entertain yourself while locked in the storm cellar. If only I had someone, besides my television, to keep me company during Hurricane Irene. Oh well, there will be other storms in my future I suppose. [CBS Tampa]
This column originally appeared on The Frisky on December 24, 2008.
Trojan condoms report their highest sales of the year take place in the week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Researchers attribute this spike to holiday downtime, New Year’s resolutions to get knocked up, and booze-fueled Yuletide revelry. It seems counter-intuitive, and almost profane, that a holiday most associated with innocence and children would also be a holiday of steamy boot-knocking. But I suspect it has something to do with my favorite Christmas movie. And my favorite Christmas movie isn’t even a Christmas movie. Keep reading »
For years, adult toy makers have been unable to sell their wares on TV commercials, but a new ad from Trojan featuring the company’s Tri-Phoria vibrator has made it on TV — by not saying the word “vibrator.” Instead, the unseen, boxed tool is referred to as “three massagers in one” that may result in “screams of ecstasy, curled toes, a sudden glow, and intense waves of pleasure.” The commercial doesn’t run only in the wee hours either, but, for example, during the day and early evening on Comedy Central during “The Daily Show.” Some — surely, sex toy sellers among them — may see the ad as “progress,” but it seems silly that in this day and age a vibrator is still taboo. Hey, it’s just a “personal massager.” [NY Times]
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, “If if it’s big enough for Johnny, it’s big enough for you”, which cracks us up and also makes us kind of hot. [DListed] Keep reading »