Posts Tagged ‘Condom stories’

Female Condom is an underdog at the condoms market.

Friday, August 27th, 2010

When you talk to the experts in HIV/STD prevention, the subject of Female Condom is not always discussed. At the same time, you can’t deny that it is the one and only condom  that  passes control for preventing STDs/HIV to female hands.

Japanese Astrology Condoms

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

The signs of the Zodiac can guide us through our life, as well as give us some predictions about the future and our hidden talents.

Small Japanese company called  Yamashita Latex came up with an interesting idea to make Condoms with Astrology signs on the wrapper.

Those condoms are not sold anywhere else, but Japan.

I do not know if this condom features are unique, but the wrapping definitely is. 

Whatever works!

Durex claims 1 out of 5 Brits never used condom

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

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After surveying 12,000 people via Internet, Durex (the condom maker company), revealed the yearly British Sex Survey. According to it,

- One third of England’s population will have sex with anybody for a sum of £1,000,000;

- Typical Kingdom’s citizen had sex with approximately 2 to 5 people;

- Average Brit is having sex 3-4 times per week;

- At the same time, 65% of the country does not have any intention to cheat on their loved ones;

- 5% are thinking about a coworker and 14% are thinking about their ex, while having sex;

Here comes the shocker,

– 22% of participants never used condoms!

Oh, no! In one of the most developed countries, with one of the most educated populations, every 5th citizen at some point of his life had sex without protection? Listen up, sex educators, Health Ministry and social workers! You have to get your nation up to current information about AIDS, STDs and unwanted pregnancies.

Vatican and Condom Vending Machines

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

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Pregnancy and STDs among teenagers became serious issues dealt with all over the world.  One million teenagers become pregnant every year. Media, music, society teach our teenagers that sex is an ordinary part of teenager’s life. There is only one solution – sex education. To educate young generation about safe sex should be a common task for schools, parents, community.

Keplero High school in Rome decided to be the first one to install a condom vending machine as part of educational process of safe sex. It created a squall of opinions. Catholic Church claimed that accessibility of condoms pushes teenagers to have sex.

“This is not about stimulating the use of condoms or intercourse,” Antonio Panaccione, the school headmaster, told The Associated Press. “On the contrary, it’s about prevention and education.”

Cardinal Agostino Vallini, said it “cannot be approved by Rome’s ecclesiastical community or by Christian families who are seriously concerned with the education of their children.”

Vatican does not think that condom use will help to prevent pregnancies or STDs among teenagers. In their opinion, moral issues and education are much more important.

Piero Uroda, the leader of Italy’s association of Catholic pharmacists, said condoms were to blame for greater than before number of rapes.

Condom thoughts from Jon Stewart

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

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For those of you, who think I am not aware what Jon Stewart says blogging,  let me assure you, I do.

Jon Stewart is my favorite news anchor. I did not make a mistake, his independent and unique way to comment on current news and events makes me THINK. I enjoy his sense of humor, his way of analyzing our life.

That’s  why I felt so excited to see him live in Atlantic City.  He was performing in Borgatta.

His monologues and sketches were real, visible and funny.

I especially enjoyed his thoughts about a ban on condom’s ad on public TV. It comes down to following –

Do you think that teens will be encouraged to have sex by watching condom’s commercials? No, they most likely go wild after drinking beer. However, beer commercials are running on every single channel!

It was worth to drive to AC just to breeze fresh air coming from the ocean and get a bit of refreshing thoughts to my head.

Jon, you should live forever!

JLS Condom made with LOVE

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

POP Band JLS (stands for Jack the Lad Swing), came up with a new CONDOM – in order to promote condom use.

Condoms will have a snappy name Just Love Safe.  This name is inspired by the band hit song Everybody In Love and abbreviation of group’s name.

Idea came out from the band interview with The Sun a month ago. First it sounded like a joke, but Durex company got in touch with them (Durex is always on a top of  the game) and the idea became a reality.

MARVIN HUMES, ASTON MERRYGOLD, ORITSE WILLIAMS and JONATHAN “JB” GILL decided on color-coordinated condoms to each one of them;

Aston gets a blue one, Marvin will have green, Oritse signs for red and JB for  yellow.

POP Band JLS is a winner of Shagger of The Year award in 2009. Women are in love with charismatic young musicians and the band is famous as being irresistible Casanovas.

Their influence on young fans will help worldwide campaigns to encourage safe sex and use of condoms.

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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

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Condom distribution at 2010 Vancouver Olympics

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

 

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It started with this news report

 

During 17 days of Olympic Games in Vancouver, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control distributed 100,000 condoms. Then, when a rumor started that there was a shortage, a new shipment of 8,500 additional condoms came from the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research. 

Free condoms were distributed not just among athletes, but also to security, maintenance and volunteers. They were handed out in public bathrooms of the pavilions, when people were attending free concerts. Volunteers participated in the condoms distribution. 

Clay Adams of Vancouver Coastal Health said, “When you’ve got a global audience like this, it’s a huge opportunity to educate the world”.

He also mentioned that 40 000 condoms out of 100 000 condoms were distributed among athletes. 

Adams said, “Indications are that Vancouver topped the podium for Winter Olympics. Although we recently heard that they issued 35 million condoms for Mardi Gras in Rio, so I suppose we all have a long, long way to go to reach that mark.”

The first time free condoms were handed out at the Olympics in Barcelona in 1992. But Vancouver marked this story as the first time getting shortage of condoms in the history of Olympics.

 Thanks Canada for raising AIDS awareness!

The following video gives you a funny summary on the story

Santa Costume from Condoms?

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

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Holiday spirit is in our houses, on our streets and at the malls. Santa, as a cheerful guest, is greeting us everywhere. But owners of Bangkok’s restaurant  “Cabbages and Condoms”, decided to go further than cheering guests  with Santa.  Their Santa’s costume is made from… condoms! So, why did they use such an unusual name for their restaurant ?

Everything in the restaurant is about condoms! It happened to be, that the owners of the reastaurant promote  condom use. They feel, that the word condom has to be used in common language as often, as any regular words. Because cabbage is used a lot in food in Thailand, condoms use suppose to be  as common as use of a cabbage.

What a great idea!

50 Cent tried to make new condom

Monday, November 30th, 2009

 

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Safe sex campaigns are usually associated with condoms distribution.  A common thing is to have a custom logo on a condom wrapper with some kind of AIDS/STD awareness expression. Sometimes celebrities are contributing in those campaigns just by allowing using their images or names.   

 Famous artist, rapper, performer 50 Cent had a great idea about worldwide safe sex campaign Wrap It Up. He wanted to make a new condom brand by applying sex-boosting ingredients to the condom. It would bring more pleasure and sexual satisfaction to safe sex with condom. Unfortunately, the idea failed to become reality. Scientists were not able to come up with a possible result. 

“I was looking for the opportunity to create a new safe sex campaign. The Wrap It Up campaign is something that is used so often, it wasn’t effective anymore. So I thought this is a great opportunity for me to get involved,” said artist according to news articles.

 I would love to express my gratitude to 50 Cent, just for trying to make a difference in a global fight for safe sex awareness.