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Can you recycle your condom?

Two conversations are going on about recycling condoms.  There are the Americans who use a condom and then wash it and hang it up to dry (yes really).  The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued statements actively discouraging people from doing this.  Or, there is the more sensible and ethical debate about

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Guides

What is the latest in condom design and development?

Scientists at the University of Boston in the States have pioneered a way to make latex condoms self-lubricating which only become slippery on contact.  This is down to a unique and long-lasting coating which has been developed by a research team supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The idea behind the development is

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News

Can Covid-19 affect the supply of condoms?

The Coronavirus or Covid-19 is many things but it is not a Sexually Transmitted Disease so it shouldn’t affect the supply of condoms, right?  Well, theoretically no, but times are just a little strange at the moment. People are panic buying all sorts of products across Europe including non-perishable foods and toilet paper fearing a

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Fun

Wine Condoms

Most people have heard of flavoured condoms but recently a new condom has come along called a wine condom.  Whilst it might be dreamy to speculate about favourite tastes like Pino Noir or Rioja, this new condom is not actually wine-flavoured and is not designed to be used as a prophylactic either.  The concept of

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News

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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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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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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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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News

The latest technology to produce the 21st century condom

One of the biggest and arguably the most difficult issues to get around with the condom complainers is the fact that sensitivity is compromised and pleasure reduced.  But the safety requirement remains as high as ever so what are scientists developing to try and answer these age-old moans about condom wearing? Scientists at the Texas

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