All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘condoms’

Groupon Recalls Fake, Possibly Holey Condoms

Groupon Australia has admitted that it sold a bunch of counterfeit condoms that may, in fact, be full of holes. The condoms were sold between March 12 and April 10. If you do the math, and it’s not a hard one, you’ll realize there’s a good chance many of these holey condoms have been deployed already. According to the Australian …

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Vatican Cocaine: Drug-filled Condoms Seized in Transit to Catholic City

In January, German customs officials at Leipzig airport seized 340 grams (12 ounces)¬†of cocaine packed into 14 condoms that were en route to the Vatican city. WHOA. PAUSE. SAY WHAT? According to the New York Post, a weekly report by Bild am Sonntag shared Sunday how the shipment of cocaine was packaged in pillow cushions, addressed to the Vatican Post …

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Your Next-Gen Condoms Could Be Made of Graphene

This past May, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation lamented that the condom, one of the most simple tools ever devised to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies, hasn’t really been improved upon in five decades. The condom we all know and love tolerate is in dire need of a tuneup. With that in mind, the …

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Decision Reached in Porn Industry Suit

Breaking news out of the west coast, especially if you like looking at naked people on the internet: the LA Times is reporting that a judge ruled on Friday on the Los Angeles County Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act. The judge has declared that the new law does not violate a pornographic video star’s constitutional rights by …

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Condoms for Your Smartphone Let You Protect Your Other Important Device

Sometimes, your device needs protection. And sometimes, you also need to protect your iPhone (apologies). With Smartskin Condoms for Smartphones, you can keep your phone safe from rain, sand, or any other unsavory materials that it may come into contact with. These “rubbers” are actually made of soft and stretchy protective thermoplastic – and they’re water resistant. According to the …

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Condom Slingshot Gun Takes Applying Protection to the Extreme, Looks to Impress Bill Gates

Recently, the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation posted a $100,000 grant offering to anyone who can help build a better condom. Why do we need a better condom? Well, increasing condom use around the world is key in the fight against sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies. Gates acknowledges that the condom is the “most ubiquitous” but “potentially underutilized” products …

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Bill Gates’ Condom Contest Gets the NMA Treatment

As previously reported, the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation is looking for new innovations in the new round of their “Grand Challenges Explorations” initiative. One of these contests is for a $100,000 grant to develop a better condom, you know, to increase usage around to world to help protect against unwanted pregnancies and diseases. The condom hasn’t really received an …

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Bill Gates Condom Challenge Offers $100,000

Bill Gates‘ philanthropy continues to press hard on issues that may seem odd, but are actually essential to propping up the developing world. Last year, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) selected a reinvention of the toilet that functions as a solar-powered wastewater treatment system. Now, Gates is challenging inventors to use improvements in materials science to develop a …

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Bill Gates Will Grant You $100,000 to Develop a Better Condom

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is looking for new innovations in round 11 of it “Grand Challenges Explorations” initiative. And one of the areas that they want to improve is contraception – specifically the condom. Basically, the project looks to develop a better, more enjoyable condom so that people will be more apt to use it – thus preventing …

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Durex Commercials Push The Envelope, Still Fun

When making a commercial, or, well, any attempting any big marketing push, the goal is to get people talking. Talking about the product, the commercial it appeared in, and any fallout that occurs from it. Face it, if a commercial accomplishes any of these things, it’s done its job. That is, as long as it’s not lambasting negativity, but then …

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QR Code Condoms Let You ‘Check In’ To Your Sexual Playgrounds

Remember the I Just Made Love mobile app that helped the horizontally-inclined iPhone and Android users of the world broadcast their sexual adventures to the world? That’s so 2011. This year’s model not only lets you announce your erotic exploits to the world, but comes packaged with a QR code to save you time and let you get back to …

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