Can Anyone Ever Make Condoms 'Cool' For the Ladies?

Condoms are useful, but they're associated less with convenience and more with bros in bars, bodegas and college basement giveaway boxes. Women who carry them often face bullshit pushback. Several companies are attempting to make the old French letter friendlier to the ladies, but the question is whether it'll ever… » 4/08/14 10:40am 4/08/14 10:40am

Sustainable Condoms FINALLY Give Women a Reason to Like Protected Sex

Come May, many drugstores will be carrying a new brand of sustainable male condoms that is being marketed specifically towards a female audience. The prophylactic — called Sustain — is made from non-toxic latex that has been produced on a fair-trade/fair-wage rubber plantation in India, a fact that company founders… » 2/28/14 3:00pm 2/28/14 3:00pm

Gay Porn Studio To Handle Enormous Task of Digitally Removing Condoms

A studio that specializes in the making and distribution of man-man sex movies has announced that, thanks to computer magic, the upcoming epic love story California Dreamin' 1 will be the first ever digitally bareback-ified pornographic film. In other words, the actors will shoot using condoms, but the condoms will be… » 1/20/14 1:50pm 1/20/14 1:50pm

Bill Gates Thinks Beef Tendons Are the Future of Condom Technology

Condoms are a cheap, simple solution to a whole host of problems. And yet, trying to talk men worldwide into using them is worse than trying to get a sleeping bag back in its original packaging. Which is why back in March, Bill and Melinda Gates—two cool parents who just want you to know that you can come to them with… » 11/21/13 6:40pm 11/21/13 6:40pm

Hey, Kids: Put on Some Damn Condoms Already

Here's some 90's nostalgia we can all get behind: back in those halcyon days, the condom use of youths was on the rise. A decade ago, condom use amongst 15-19 year-olds reached its peak at around sixty percent. Since then, the rate has stalled; alarmingly, its even declined in certain demographics. Although a study… » 11/12/13 6:20pm 11/12/13 6:20pm

Teens Bone With or Without Condoms, Say Docs for the Millionth Time

Seriously, dum-dums, how many times do we have to go over this? Condoms do not cause sexy intercourse any more than seat belts cause car accidents. Adding yet another voice to this "conversation," which has seemingly been raging since the invention of penises, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on… » 10/28/13 8:30pm 10/28/13 8:30pm

Another Positive HIV Test, Another Porn Production Moratorium

According to reports coming out of the adult film industry, a second porn performer has tested positive for HIV, prompting the Free Speech Coalition/PASS, a trade organization for the industry, to call for yet another moratorium on all production until further notice. » 9/07/13 12:30pm 9/07/13 12:30pm

September at Cosmo Means Putting a Condom on a Dude Using Your Feet

The September issue of Cosmopolitan has a very thorough 12-page guide to contraception, which includes two pages about all the options and their efficacy; two pages dedicated to the Pill and its side effects, and two pages on condoms. In a sidebar on the condom spread, the mag teaches "sexy" ways for a woman to put a… » 8/13/13 4:00pm 8/13/13 4:00pm

New Condom Ad Warns Would-Be Dads About Nut-Punching Toddlers

Adweek has (rightly) praised this spec ad written for Durex, a cautionary, slow-mo montage of fathers having their testicles smashed by careless toddlers set to the Moonlight Sonata. All of this nut violence could have been avoided if these dudes just practiced safe sex and avoided procreation. Humanity has had a good … » 8/04/13 12:00pm 8/04/13 12:00pm

Daft Punk Condoms Are a Thing, So Make Your ‘Get Lucky’ Jokes Now

Welp, the inevitable has happened: "Get Lucky" condoms are now a thing. Even though they haven't hit shelves yet, Durex has been handing them out to a handful of DJs and releasing free packs — emblazoned with the cover from the French group's hit single, of course — at festivals so everyone keeps their dicks wrapped up… » 7/10/13 1:00pm 7/10/13 1:00pm

Getting Us Horn Dogs to Use Condoms Is Gonna Be Really Fucking Hard

Like everything on the Bravo network, condoms are both terrible and great. They're terrible because they're inconvenient, expensive, and deliver a diminished genital-on-genital experience. But they're great because they block all sorts of unwanted things from getting into your body — like Chlamydia and babies! » 7/02/13 1:40pm 7/02/13 1:40pm