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The Consent Condom

It takes four hands, essentially two people. to open the box containing the new Consent Condom created by BBDO, an Argentinian advertising agency and this is deliberate.  The agency wanted to highlight the importance of consent in sexual relationships and was working on behalf of Tulipan, a company which sells condoms and adult toys.  BBDO

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sex education

Stealthing – What is it?

There are lots of funny terms associated with sexual behaviour these days, for instance, ‘ghosting’, ‘breadcrumbing’ and ‘stealthing’.  Stealthing’ is the new trend and its not a great one if you are looking to protect yourself against STIs, HIV Aids and unwanted pregnancy.  Stealthing is a guy removing a condom at some point during intercourse

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News

There is no such thing as bad publicity

Everyone knows the importance of wearing condoms to protect against HIV Aids and STIs – Sexually Transmitted Diseases – so the uptake rate on condom usage, particularly amongst young people, is disappointing, to say the least.  It seems youngsters talk the talk but don’t walk the walk. It’s not unusual for condom packets to bear

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News

When the tech world met condoms

These days, everything is Smart, Smartphones, Smart metres so what about Smartass, literally?  There is now a Smart Condom and you might wonder what makes it smart as protecting against unwanted pregnancies, STIs and HIV Aids is probably quite smart enough – but enter us, yes, us – British Condoms – the inventors. Our new

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Guides

We put our faith in them but how are condoms really tested?

Condoms are usually tested generally by being stretched, either by being filled with air or water.  After manufacture, random packets are sampled and re-tested but is there more to it than that?  What actually happens in the factory? Reliability Condoms are pretty reliable as a form of contraception and are the ‘go-to’ choice for protection

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history

The origins of the word, ‘condom’

If you want to promote a product and get people to like it and want it then branding is key, everyone knows that don’t they?  So, who was it exactly that came up with the title, ‘condom’?  It’s not exactly a word that encourages affiliation, a title that inspires embracement, the beginning of a real

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News

How the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation took action

One of the most common reasons for guys to waiver when it comes to wearing a condom is how it makes them feel.  Reduction in pleasure is a justifiable complaint but not when it is weighed against the avoidance of an STI or life-changing conditions like HIV Aids. In 2013, Bill and Melinda Gates of

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Relationships

How To Break Up With Someone

‘Breaking up is never easy, I know, but I have to go’, undoubtedly one of the truest lines in any song, ever. And yet, it’s one of the most humbling and important experiences that you can ever experience. In our opinion, breaking up is one of the least fun parts of adulting and yet, like

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News

Spice up your Christmas with a festive condom

Well, it’s not the actual condom that is festive although I supposed mince pie flavour or mulled wine is a thought, but it’s just the wrappers which have some saucy festive cheer, designed to bring a little fun to the part of the proceedings which is never the most eagerly anticipated. How about condoms as

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latex condoms
Fun

Let’s make Latex more loveable

Latex is not the most loveable of materials.  Some people are allergic to it and the whole feel and smell of it would remind you of surgical gloves, a passion killer to say the least. Perhaps the best way to improve the rather poor image of latex is to lighten the mood with some humour. 

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