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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

The low down on lube

If you are using condoms then lube should go hand in glove with it.  Lack of lubrication can give condoms a bad name and also means they are more likely to rip or tear.  Some people simply don’t know that you shouldn’t use an oil-based lube with a latex condom.  This does sound a bit

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Advice

How can you tell if a condom tears or rips during sex?

The sensible answer is yes, he should be able to feel this because the sensation should change.  Their partner is less likely to feel the difference.  It can be a good idea to make a visual check on the condom during intercourse but this is easy to say and less easy to do in practice

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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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Advice

Can you ever be safe enough? What to be aware of when buying condoms

You pat yourself on the back that you are doing the right and responsible thing because you are using condoms but did you know that just under 100,000 unsafe and illegal condoms were recovered by relevant authorities in the UK in the past two years?  The condoms were seized by the government agency, The Medicines

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Advice

What’s the best condom for your first time?

So, you have been in a relationship for a while, taking it nice and steady, not wanting to rush and spoil things because this one is special but the time is fast approaching when that special encounter in the bedroom is looming and imminent.  But before you get carried away perusing condom brands online, have

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Advice

Condoms with a conscience

It’s a bit of an enigma that condoms don’t actually cost very much to make but yet, in the Third World, in Sub Saharan Africa, AIDS was the leading cause of death in the year 2000 and still continues to blight the African people.  The picture in Africa is clearly more complicated in many ways

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history

Is there really such a thing as a condom museum?

Well, yes, there is and if it had to be in any city in the world then, of course, it is in Amsterdam.  The aptly named, ‘The Condomerie’ is a specialist condom shop cum homage to latex artistry and has been around since 1987 on Warmoesstraat with just about everything you can think of relating

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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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