Best local news tease: “Too many condoms in one parking lot.”
Durex is rolling out Fundawear, perhaps the future of long-distance relationships. Also perhaps the future of webcam models and imaginary girlfriends. Check out this pretty cool concept video, and some thoughts on the practicality, here.
BACON-FLAVORED CONDOMS?! Ha, check it out here.
Some potential N.Y. Post headlines:
• Makin’ Bacon
• Wine, Dine, Swine Sixty-Nine
• Boink Oink
• I Got You, Babe
• Porky, Pig
• Bacon Strip
• Greased Up
• Pork: Tend’er Loin
• Boss Hogg
a) It’s blasphemous, classless and immature.
b) It’s a brilliant statement on the Catholic Church’s outdated beliefs.
c) This isn’t social commentary, this is ridicule for ridicule’s sake.
d) I wish the artist would’ve used soiled condoms.
e) This does more harm than good to the cause of atheism.
f) I’m bored. And a little hungry. Let’s split.
Companies hire taste-testers for all different kinds of products. But what if the product required you to have sex in order to give feedback? Though it won’t pay you, nonprofit group DKT International is hosting its fourth condom tester contest in Brazil.
To get involved, participants have been buying the DKT’s low-priced Prudence brand condoms, then sharing their experiences on the DKT website. The 100 best stories shared will win free condoms for a year. As of now, over 3,000 stories have been submitted from Brazil and other countries, and DKT has sold over one billion condoms in Brazil.
By marketing in a unique way, as well as providing low-cost condoms in low-income countries, DKT is hoping to end cultural stigmas about using contraception. “Contraception is more controversial than sex,” says Phil Harvey, founder and president of DKT International. For those of you who can speak Portuguese (or know how to use Google Translate, duh), check out DKT’s website.
Should Porn Actors Be Required to Wear Condoms?
Having solved all of Los Angeles’ other problems, the L.A. City Council on Tuesday approved a city ordinance that will require porn actors to wear condoms during film shoots. (Read more about the details here.)
Ultimately this will be a question of what the market wants. Porn producers say people shy away from buying films with condoms in them, so it’s possible the L.A. City Council just signed a death warrant for what’s left of an industry fighting to survive against amateur porn sites and piracy. Did L.A. just drive the multibillion-dollar porn industry out of its San Fernando Valley?
It’s unclear whether this will be the death blow for professional porn studios. Some people enjoy reality-based adult films, and condoms are likely to be a part of their real lives. But many, if not most, adult film viewers look at pornography as fantasy, a place where their innermost sexual desires play out without consequences like pregnancy and disease. The human libido is partially, or even mostly, biologically ingrained, which means that viewing “natural” sex may cause more arousal.
If this mandate causes that arousal to diminish (boner and ladyboner killers!), will people out there in fantasy land stop buying products from people who make a living off this and continue the trend towards watching free amateur material and pirated older stuff on tube sites?
And here’s the real question: What will this do to the time-honored money shot?
Then again, sexualized teenagers and many adults take their cues from what they see in porn films — does all of that not matter when it comes to preventing disease and saving lives?
It’s an interesting debate — and we want your opinion. Weigh in below in the comments…