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  • Planned Parenthood Upsets Mormons by Using LDS Saying on Packages of Condoms

    07/29/2016 2:44:58 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies ^ | July 28, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    A Planned Parenthood affiliate in Utah is facing public backlash after it integrated a Mormon trademark phrase on its new condom packages. KLS News in Utah reports the condom packages showed the letters “CTR” against a pink shield, a reference to a popular Mormon hymn and symbol used in youth religious education programs. On Monday, the abortion group posted a photo of the condoms on its Facebook page, but deleted it later that day after the public began to complain, according to the report. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints issued a statement saying it has a registered...
  • German Man fatally injured blowing up Condom machine

    12/29/2015 5:35:26 PM PST · by njslim · 18 replies
    Ansa- Nuova Europa ^ | 12/29/15 | Staff
    Police in Germany say a man has died after he and two others blew up a condom machine and he was hit in the head by a flying piece of metal.
  • Nanotechnology Builds Unbreakable Condoms

    01/01/2015 4:26:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/01/2015 | TIM SANDLE, DIGITAL JOURNAL
    It is always better to be safe than sorry and with sexual intercourse nanotech may have the answer for lowering the risk of condoms breaking at the wrong moment. New contraceptive technologies: condoms, pills, and implantable devices – provide reversible and permanent forms of protection. The usage of such product, however, varies widely. With the new study, the focus is on condoms. Researchers are harnessing nanotechnology to develop an unbreakable and efficient condom. At the same time it is hoped that the technology will make the rubbery devices more appealing to use. Behind the research is not only a desire...
  • Condoms for a Cause

    09/29/2014 9:47:27 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 3 replies
    The Grommet ^ | 9-29-14
    "Lack of condoms is a global problem, and Sir Richard's was founded by a team of socially conscious entrepreneurs and designers who are committed to combatting the spread of sexually transmitted infections. They’re vegan-certified, and the silicone-based lubricant doesn’t contain any spermicide, parabens, or glycerin."
  • Another sign that central planning works: condom shortage in Cuba

    04/21/2014 2:59:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    The Sovereign Man ^ | 04/21/2014
    Having traveled to well over 100 countries, I have seen some pretty shocking signs of poverty around the world.In parts of Asia, it’s not uncommon for parents in poor villages to sell their children for bags of rice… or for children to be stolen outright and sold as orphans to unsuspecting foreigners.In Africa, I’ve seen people who are so destitute they intentionally mangle and gash their own bodies just to give themselves good cause to shock foreign tourists into donations.But I’d have to rank poverty in Cuba as the most extreme.Going to Cuba is like going back in time....
  • FDA has continuously warned against condom use for anal sex - it’s time to sue Planned Parenthood

    03/24/2014 6:45:01 AM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    Life Site News ^ | by Rita Diller
    March 20, 2014 ( - Planned Parenthood pushes condoms continuously. Use condoms for anal sex to prevent disease transmission, it says. The condom mantra is at the heart of all the “comprehensive sex ed” programs. Yet, Representative Bob McDermott, who is tenaciously fighting the Planned Parenthood-promoted Pono Choices sex program aimed at middle school children in Hawaii, pointed out as early as February 3 that the FDA has warned about the dangers of using condoms for anal sex and that Pono Choices fails to pass those warnings on to students. In fact, the FDA says on its website that anal...
  • Planned Parenthood Tweets Valentine Day Message With Condom Replacing Wedding Ring

    02/14/2014 9:17:21 AM PST · by NYer · 3 replies
    Life News ^ | February 14, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    Planned Parenthood’s president has already told the women of America that they need abortions on Valentine’s Day rather than flowers or a fancy dinner.Now, the Maryland affiliate of the nation’s biggest abortion company is telling women they need condoms instead of a wedding ring. In the days leading up to Valentine’s Day today, Planned Parenthood Maryland tweeted out a picture of a box that would normally contain a wedding ring, replaced with a condom.The picture contains the message, “Will you be my birth control?”That’s typical for Planned Parenthood: all sex, no relationship. Two more days until Valentine’s Day! #ValentinesDay #BirthControl...
  • Neighbors Say Planned Parenthood’s Billboard Goes Too Far

    02/01/2014 10:12:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 24 replies
    WREG ^ | Melissa Moon
    (Memphis) A Planned Parenthood billboard has only been up a week in one South Memphis neighborhood, but some people there already want it to come down. They say the billboard, which includes the message “Getting It On Is Free” and a picture of a condom, is too graphic. “I was shocked. I was appalled that anyone would put up a picture of condom,” said Karen Wallace. Karen Wallace works at a church nearby and has to drive by the billboard every day. She said what is worse it’s right next to an elementary school cross walk. “The graphic was not...
  • For the sake of accuracy the government emblem should change from an eagle to this...

    01/03/2014 9:27:23 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 8 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-3-14 | The Looking Spoon
    I think this is an old joke that I got years and years ago in an email forward...but I saw that someone converted it to a graphic that has landed on Tumblr.It wasn't very good, so I reworked it into what you see below (still nothing fancy).
  • NYC mayoral candidate vows bigger condoms

    08/21/2013 6:25:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    washington times ^ | By Jessica Chasmar
    New York City mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn said Wednesday night that one of her priorities will be “improving the NYC condom,” referring to the free, government-issued condoms. “I was at an event recently with a large number of African-American gay men, and they told me there’s a very pressing issue as it relates to New York City’s HIV work,” she said at the Black Pride Heritage Awards in Harlem, the Huffington Post reported. The Department of Health said it hasn’t received any complaints regarding the condoms so far this year, and since 2007, the agency has received only 80 official...
  • Bill Gates Offers $100K to Design a Better Condom

    03/25/2013 10:31:18 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 30 replies
    Newser ^ | 03/25/2013 | Kevin Spak
    Bill Gates is on a mission to make safe sex better. Gates' foundation is offering a $100,000 reward to anyone who can come up with a plan for making a more pleasurable condom that more men will actually want to use, NBC News reports. Condoms are cheap and effective, the foundation said in a statement, but they also decrease pleasure for men. "Is it possible to develop a product without this stigma, or better, one that is felt to enhance pleasure?" it asks. To snag the cash, applicants will have to come up with a proposal for a "Next Generation...
  • [Law]Suit: Young Child Found, Ate Used Condom At McDonald’s Play Area

    03/14/2013 8:45:30 PM PDT · by grundle · 24 replies
    CBS News/Chicago ^ | March 13, 2013
    CHICAGO (STMW) — A diner at a Gage Park neighborhood McDonald’s is suing the fast food giant, claiming her young child ate a used condom he found in the restaurant’s play area. Anishi Spencer filed the suit Wednesday in Cook County Circuit Court on behalf of herself and her young sons, Jacquel and Jonathan Hines. Jonathan, then 3, and Jacquel, 2, were visiting the restaurant at 5733 S. Kezie Ave. on Feb. 4, 2012, when they allegedly found the used condom on the play area floor, Spencer claims in the suit. The mother claims Jacquel later coughed up a piece...
  • NYC sex workers avoiding condoms due to fear of getting caught for prostitution

    03/10/2013 6:45:58 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 68 replies
    DNA ^ | March 6, 2013 | ANI
    New York - Carrying condoms has resulted in arrest for a growing number of women in New York. Experts said that the issue may be contributing to a public health crisis in which sex workers are beginning to use condoms less frequently. In an incident cited by Vice magazine, a New York woman was arrested and charged with “loitering for the purpose of prostitution” after an officer found a condom in her purse, the New York Daily News reported. The unnamed woman was wearing jean shorts and a “tight” shirt and had been standing outdoors for about 30 minutes. After...
  • Cop says she has proof she traded sex with Godbee for promotion

    10/06/2012 10:00:15 PM PDT · by castlebrew · 22 replies ^ | Posted: Oct 05, 2012 4:05 PM PDT Updated: Oct 05, 2012 5:29 PM PDT | Charlie LeDuff, FOX 2 News
    I got a call from Lieutenant Monique Patterson, the cop caught in the love triangle between former chief Warren Evans and Ralph Godbee two years ago. She said she had some text messages showing that she had sex with Godbee in exchange for a promotion. One text message from Godbee to Patterson said, "I want you, I think you, I breathe you, I taste you, I smell you, need I go on?" Another text message from Godbee to Patterson read, "I need a face to face so you can see that I say what I say because I'm in LOVE...
  • Crux condom in Assange assault case lacks his DNA

    09/16/2012 4:02:51 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 9 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 16-sept-2012
    A ripped condom given to Swedish police by one of Julian Assange’s accusers does not contain the WikiLeaks founder’s DNA, forensic scientists have reportedly found.
  • SAN FRANCISCO: Play with a condom, get extra credit

    02/15/2012 12:53:06 PM PST · by SmithL · 34 replies
    SFGate: Token Conservative ^ | 2/15/12 | Debra J. Saunders
    As The Chronicle reported today, Galileo High School celebrated Valentine’s Day with a “Love Fest” that featured same-sex marriage ceremonies and safer-sex games. In one exercise, students puts on goggles “that made their vision slightly blurry, simulating a drunken state.” A teacher told students “to put a condom on a wooden penis. Most of the students left air in the condom tip, which could lead to breakage, and that prompted an instructional rebuke from (teacher Raina) Meyers.”
  • Adult Film Condom Proposal Qualifies for June Ballot [LA Kalifornia]{Drudge]

    12/28/2011 8:42:11 AM PST · by RicocheT · 34 replies ^ | Tuesday, Dec 27, 2011 | Jonathan Lloyd
    A proposal that would require adult film actors to use condoms has qualified for the June ballot after proponents gathered enough signatures to put the issue before Los Angeles voters. Proponents gathered more than 70,000 signatures, exceeding the 41,000 required to place the issue on the ballot, according to AIDS Heathcare Foundation spokesman Ged Kenslea. The signatures were certified last week by the LA City Clerk.
  • Ex-girlfriend hid sperm and used for in-vitro pregnancy: suit

    11/27/2011 10:14:09 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 130 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 26, 2011 | KIERAN CROWLEY
    A Long Island man was stunned to find out that his 4-year-old twins weren’t an accidental pregnancy at all — his desperate girlfriend secretly stashed away his sperm and used it for an in-vitro procedure, he charges in a lawsuit. Elmont resident Joseph Pressil, 36, wasn’t planning on having children with Anetria Burnett, with whom he was in a relationship for six months in 2007, he said. So she took matters into her own hands, he told The Post, in order to remain in his Texas house and make a legal bid for half of his possessions. -snip- The real...
  • O condom merchant penile-ized (Hope is not a form of protection)

    05/31/2011 4:43:04 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/31/11 | JOHN DOYLE
    <p>Thomas Jefferson and his pals could never have envisioned this legal battle when they wrote the Bill of Rights: Does the First Amendment cover a street vendor's right to sell condoms in wrappers bearing the president's image?</p> <p>José Andujar, 43, was busted last Friday in Times Square for selling his "Obama" condoms -- his third arrest in a year for unlicensed peddling, cops said.</p>
  • Sex accusers boasted about their 'conquest' of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange [Original Title]

    12/08/2010 2:15:45 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 14 replies
    The Times of India ^ | December 08, 2010 | The Times of India
    The two Swedish women who have brought sex charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange boasted about their relationship with him days before going to cops. Based on information available on various websites quoting police and court papers, here's an account of what happened. The story goes back to August this year, when Assange was in Stockholm to speak at the invitation of Sweden's Social Democratic Party. The event organizer was 31-year-old Anna Ardin, who has been described as a feminist, leftist, social democrat and opponent of abortion. She has worked at the Uppsala University, handling equality issues for the students'...
  • Some Big Change from the Pope on Condom Use? (In a word, no!)

    11/20/2010 12:59:42 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 67 replies
    Lisa Graas ^ | 11/20/2010 | Lisa Graas
    Concering this report from the AP regarding remarks from Pope Benedict XVI on condom use, everyone is expecting clarifications. We can be pretty certain of that, but in the meantime, I’ll offer one.The key phrase that explains everything that will go right over the vast majority of people’s heads? ”Re-develop the understanding”.From the AFP [emphasis mine]: Benedict offered the example of a male prostitute using a condom. “There may be justified individual cases, for example when a male prostitute uses a condom, where this can be … a first bit of responsibility, to re-develop the understanding that not everything is...
  • Archbishop Dolan Slams New York Times for Bias

    10/25/2010 8:59:12 AM PDT · by stocksthatgoup · 6 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10/23/2010 | Don Weil
    New York City Archbishop Anthony Dolan offers scathing criticism of The New York Times for its positive reviews of a play and art exhibit that he says are offensive to Catholics. The art exhibit, showing in Cambridge, Mass., includes a poster showing the late Cardinal John O'Connor next to a condom. The exhibit was created by AIDS advocacy group ACT UP. The play, "The Divine Sister," is a comedy about nuns that is playing in New York City.
  • This Week In California… Mysterious Non-Profit Funds Condom Dispensers for San Francisco Jail

    09/08/2010 1:51:11 PM PDT · by Erin Brown · 1 replies
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | September 8, 2010 | SkinnieMinnie
    In order to promote safe-sex, the University of California San Francisco and an unnamed Southern California non-profit have joined forces and funded grants for the installation of 16 condom dispenser for inmates in the San Bruno jail. While sex among inmates is illegal, the desire to promote a safe sex program (started in 1989) and “save lives” is more important to those involved, than the legality of the consummate issue at hand. “It may be controversial,” Sheriff Michael Hennessey told the The San Francisco Chronicle, “but I think the larger health education message is important.”
  • Urban Oufitters Pulls Planned Parenthood Condoms

    08/14/2010 4:03:03 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 11 replies
    Life Site News ^ | PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, August 13, 2010
    Friday August 13, 2010 Urban Oufitters Pulls Planned Parenthood Condoms PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, August 13, 2010 ( - One day after parents were asked to contact Urban Outfitters and object to its sale of Planned Parenthood condoms, the youth-oriented retailer has ceased its online sale of condoms.The product page explained that the web-exclusive condoms are "no longer available," a message the American Life League reports was confirmed by an Urban Outfitters representative.Condoms have a typical-use failure rate as high as 36 percent among teens, and Planned Parenthood’s condoms scored at the very bottom in a 2005 Consumer Reports trial of...
  • South African doctor invents female condoms with 'teeth' to fight rape

    06/20/2010 8:54:14 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies · 2+ views
    CNN ^ | June 20, 2010 | Faith Karimi
    South African doctor invents female condoms with 'teeth' to fight rape Dr. Sonnet Ehlers shows a spiked female condom, whose hooks she says stick on a man during rape. (CNN) -- South African Dr. Sonnet Ehlers was on call one night four decades ago when a devastated rape victim walked in. Her eyes were lifeless; she was like a breathing corpse. "She looked at me and said, 'If only had teeth down there,'" recalled Ehlers, who was a 20-year-old medical researcher at the time. "I promised her I'd do something to help people like her one day." Forty years later,...

    04/29/2010 4:03:40 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 14 replies · 342+ views
    self | April 29 2010 | swampsniper
    I picked up Gerry's tux today, they grow up way too fast.
  • Foreign Office makes apology to Pope after officials' mock memo about 'Benedict' brand condoms

    04/25/2010 12:37:38 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies · 643+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/25/10 | Jonathan Petre and Nick Pisa
    Foreign Office makes apology to Pope after officials' mock memo about 'Benedict' brand condoms By Jonathan Petre and Nick Pisa Last updated at 2:15 AM on 25th April 2010 The Government has been plunged into a major diplomatic storm after Foreign Office officials circulated an offensive memo mocking the Pope's forthcoming visit to Britain. In the document, staff who were asked to propose ideas for the 'ideal' visit suggested Benedict XVI could launch a new range of 'Benedict' condoms or back a Miss Developing World beauty contest. Sources in Rome said the document also proposed that the Pope might sing...
  • Power symbol wins NY condom design contest

    03/09/2010 1:21:15 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 11 replies · 287+ views
    NEW YORK — An electric power button symbol inched past other entries to win New York's condom wrapper design contest, the city said Tuesday. The winning design shows the familiar "on" symbol found on computers and other electronic devices. It defeated nearly 600 other hopefuls before coming out on top of the five finalists, which included a top hat, a suggestive train tunnel and even a municipal manhole cover.
  • Exclusive: Shipments of Medical Aid to Haiti Delayed by Massive Condom Overload

    02/18/2010 5:21:31 PM PST · by Stoat · 30 replies · 790+ views
    LifeSite news ^ | February 12, 2010 | John-Henry Westen and Kathleen Gilbert
    Exclusive: Shipments of Medical Aid to Haiti Delayed by Massive Condom Overload By John-Henry Westen and Kathleen GilbertPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, February 12, 2010 ( - The flow of medical supplies waiting to be distributed to tens of thousands of earthquake victims in Haiti was delayed for weeks by a massive supply of condoms dominating the space of the main storage facility there, an eyewitness with insider information has told (LSN).The central pharmaceutical supply center, known as PROMESS (Program on Essential Medicine and Supplies), is home to the operations of the World Health Organization (WHO)/Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in the...
  • "Safe Sex" with Condoms Bad for Mental Health, Psych Researcher Finds

    08/04/2009 1:00:08 PM PDT · by topher · 30 replies · 1,632+ views -- Your Life, Family and Culture Outpost ^ | Tuesday August 4, 2009 | By Hilary White
    Tuesday August 4, 2009 "Safe Sex" with Condoms Bad for Mental Health, Psych Researcher Finds "Emotional immaturity" and depression more prevalent among condom-users By Hilary WhitePAISLEY, Scotland, August 4, 2009 ( - Research from Scotland finding that heterosexual sex without using condoms is more likely to make people happy than "safe sex" with condoms, has stirred controversy among "sexual health" campaigners. The lead researcher wrote of the survey respondents, "The more often they have sex without condoms, the better their mental health."In the study, titled, "Condom Use for Penile-Vaginal Intercourse is Associated with Immature Psychological Defense Mechanisms," Professor Stuart...
  • Obama Selects Top NYC Condom Pusher to Head CDC

    05/26/2009 12:16:21 PM PDT · by topher · 6 replies · 452+ views
    Monday May 25, 2009 Obama Selects Top NYC Condom Pusher to Head CDC By Kathleen GilbertWASHINGTON, D.C., May 25, 2009 ( - President Obama earlier this month appointed New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, a strong proponent of contraceptive-based HIV prevention, as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The appointment, which Obama announced May 15, does not require Senate confirmation.Frieden, who received degrees in Medicine and Public Health from Columbia University, in 2007 headed up a massive media campaign featuring NYC-brand condoms, tens of millions of which have since been handed out to...
  • Obama Calls for Condom Funding to Replace Abstinence Education

    05/12/2009 4:02:34 PM PDT · by topher · 11 replies · 569+ views -- Your Life, Family and Culture Outpost ^ | Tuesday May 12, 2009 | By Kathleen Gilbert
    Tuesday May 12, 2009 Obama Calls for Condom Funding to Replace Abstinence Education By Kathleen GilbertWASHINGTON, D.C., May 12, 2009 ( - In President Obama's Fiscal Year 2010 Proposed Budget, the president recommends that Congress eliminate funding for abstinence education and instead pour funds into condoms and contraceptive-based sex education.The proposed budget calls for an additional $150 million for contraceptive-only education, which includes competitive grants, research, evaluation and authorization for $50 million in new mandatory condom grants to states, tribes and territories, according to an Abstinence Clearinghouse press release.The budget eliminates the $133 million set aside for CBAE (Community...
  • Swiss cops investigate claim 7-year-old girl found condom in French fries

    05/04/2009 11:14:16 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 484+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 05/04/09
    Girl allegedly finds condom in ‘Happy Meal’ Swiss cops investigate claim 7-year-old girl found condom in French fries The Associated Press updated 12:09 p.m. ET May 4, 2009 FRIBOURG, Switzerland - Swiss police said they are investigating a 7-year-old girl's discovery of a condom in her McDonald's Happy Meal. Fribourg state police said the mother called them after the girl discovered the condom among her French fries.
  • New model of female condom could bring wider use

    04/16/2009 2:53:42 PM PDT · by MAD-AS-HELL · 27 replies · 1,353+ views
    NEW YORK (AP) - Advocates of the female condom are promoting a less costly, more user-friendly version that they hope will vastly expand its role in the global fight against AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. An early version of the female condom was introduced in 1993, and it remains the only available woman-initiated form of protection against both STDs and unintended pregnancy. Yet despite global promotion by the United Nations and other organizations, its usage is still minuscule, even as women bear an ever-growing share of the AIDS epidemic.
  • Protect the gene pool from Madoff and friends

    04/15/2009 7:22:42 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 1 replies · 193+ views
    Jewish Journal ^ | 04/14/09
    Protect the gene pool from Madoff and friends Jewssip took aim at Bernard Madoff in an off-color blog post about a condom campaign aimed at protecting the world from evil. Jewssip writes: Germany’s Doc Morris Pharmacies missed Bernie Madoff in their new “safe sex” condom campaign. Getting up to get the Jimmy protector doesn’t just help in the fight against STDs and HIV, but can capture the mad men like Osama bin Laden, Adolf Hitler or Mao Zedong before they can even conceive plans of destruction.
  • Church Promotes Condom Distribution in the Sanctuary

    03/26/2009 1:04:52 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 28 replies · 583+ views
    Slice of Laodicea ^ | 3/25/2009 | Ingrid Schuelter
    The terminally ill UCC denomination has decided that the solution to their membership in freefall is to hand out condoms in the sanctuary during church services. You may have wondered what the last C in UCC stands for, and whatever they may say, it isn’t Christ. But why hand them out in the sanctuary? Are they preparing their people for the next phase of the church sex campaigns? Stay tuned. These apostate temples of doom always have a something new in the wings, and in this case, it can’t be good.
  • Condom uproar latest message problem for pope (with no Bush to bash, Pope takes center stage)

    03/26/2009 9:52:06 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 333+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/26/09 | Victor L. Simpson - ap
    VATICAN CITY – From the Gospel to Google, the church has been seeking ways to announce the word of Christ for 2,000 years. Pope Benedict XVI has gone on YouTube and his speeches appear in Chinese on the Vatican Web site, but judging from the uproar over a Holocaust-denying bishop and his pronouncement that condoms deepen the AIDS crisis, he's clearly struggling with his message. During his nearly four-year papacy, criticism has been pouring in from Muslims, Jews and members of his own flock, as the German pontiff seems to step into controversy at every turn. The attacks by European...
  • Let the Pope Bashing Begin

    03/20/2009 10:54:38 AM PDT · by lakeprincess · 6 replies · 453+ views
    The Washington TImes ^ | 3/20/09 | Jennifer Harper
    One comment on condoms leads to massive, unprecedented, vitriolic PONTIFF-bashing in the liberal press.
  • NYC Middle Schoolers Accidentally Given Condoms (Clinton Mid School)

    03/13/2009 10:42:43 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 19 replies · 894+ views
    wcbs ^ | Mar 13, 2009 | cindy hsu
    Students at a Chelsea middle school were alarmed by an embarrassing surprise when they mistakenly received condoms at a school health fair. Students at Clinton Middle School said they where shocked when several classmates found condoms Thursday in their goodie bags given out at a school health fair. "I heard like yelling in the halls, like saying that they got condoms in their goodie bags. It was like very weird for me I didn't understand," said seventh grade student Chloe Malave. The Ryan Community Health Center gave out the bags as part of an HIV/AIDS awareness program and apologized for...
  • Suit: Child Choked on Used Condom

    01/31/2009 11:12:16 AM PST · by vivalaoink · 79 replies · 2,906+ views
    NBC - Philadelphia ^ | Vostok | Tamara
    A 22-month-old boy choked on a used condom in the Homewood Suites in Mount Laurel, N.J., according to a lawsuit filed by the little boy's family. The Wolfe family of Pittsburgh, Mass. was headed home after spending the holidays in Florida and they stayed overnight in the Burlington County hotel. The morning of their departure, the toddler apparently found a used condom in the room, left behind by previous travelers, according to the lawsuit. The child’s mother, Amy, heard her little boy chewing and choking on the condom and tried to get it out of his mouth, but he had...
  • Morality misdirected

    10/19/2008 1:00:36 PM PDT · by brycemax · 215+ views
    Sometimes a moral lecture doesn't hit home on the person it's directed to. NOTE: The author of this comic requests that you visit his web site and refrain from copying the comic within this thread. Thanks.
  • Antarctic base gets condom haul before winter

    06/10/2008 10:31:13 AM PDT · by Westlander · 33 replies · 376+ views
    Reuters ^ | 6-9-2008 | Reuters
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand - One of the last shipments to a U.S. research base in Antarctica before the onset of winter darkness was a year's supply of condoms, a New Zealand newspaper reported Monday. Bill Henriksen, the manager of the McMurdo base station, said nearly 16,500 condoms were delivered last month and would be made available, free of charge, to staff throughout the year to avoid the potential embarrassment of having to buy them. About 125 scientists and staff are stationed at McMurdo base, the largest community in Antarctica, during the winter months when there is constant darkness.
  • NYC condom giveaway encourages people to "Get some"

    02/21/2008 11:14:45 AM PST · by Between the Lines · 25 replies · 190+ views
    One News Now ^ | 2/20/2008 | Jeff Johnson
    New York City is frequently referred to by its slogan, "the Big Apple." But if some in city government have their way, New York may soon be known as the town to "get some." "Get Some" is the 2008 slogan for New York City's taxpayer-funded condom distribution program. Robert Peters, with Morality in Media, objects to the program both for its promotion of promiscuous sex and its false promise of safety. "I think it will be perceived by many people -- young people, in particular -- not just to get condoms but to get promiscuous sex," he remarks. "It's like...
  • NYC Unveils 'Get Some' Condom Wrapper

    02/14/2008 6:20:04 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 8 replies · 58+ views
    NYC Unveils 'Get Some' Condom Wrapper POSTED: 1:47 pm EST February 13, 2008 UPDATED: 9:10 am EST February 14, 2008 NEW YORK -- The official New York City condom has a different look and a sexy new slogan: New Yorkers are being encouraged to "get some" on Valentine's Day. Street teams will be handing out the free condoms at busy hubs around the city on Thursday, including Times Square, Wall Street and near City Hall. And an ad campaign on television, radio and subways and buses will soon begin, featuring the "Get some" catchphrase. "We want to give away as...
  • Most prisons shun condom programs

    11/22/2007 1:17:00 PM PST · by Coleus · 6 replies · 322+ views ^ | November 20, 2007 | DAVID CRARY
    To activists concerned about AIDS and prisoners' rights, it's an urgent, commonsense step that should already be nationwide policy -- letting inmates have condoms to reduce the spread of sexually transmitted diseases behind bars. Yet their efforts have run headlong into a stronger political force: Authorities' desire not to encourage inmates who flout prison rules against sex. Only one state, Vermont, and five cities regularly hand out condoms to inmates. Mississippi does so only for inmates receiving conjugal visits from their spouses. Left out are the vast majority of America's 2.2 million prisoners -- many held in facilities where sex...
  • More than 1 million reported chlamydia cases set STD record

    11/14/2007 6:22:59 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 27 replies · 426+ views
    CNN ^ | 11/14/2007 | AP
    ATLANTA, Georgia (AP) -- More than 1 million cases of chlamydia were reported in the United States last year -- the most ever reported for a sexually transmitted disease, federal health officials said Tuesday. "A new U.S. record," said Dr. John M. Douglas Jr. of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More bad news: Gonorrhea rates are jumping again after hitting a record low, and an increasing number of cases are caused by a "superbug" version resistant to common antibiotics, federal officials said Tuesday. Syphilis is rising, too. The rate of congenital syphilis -- which can deform or kill...
  • UN to Award Global PR Firm for Indian Population Control Condom Campaign

    08/23/2007 11:57:27 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 244+ views ^ | August 22, 2007 | Hilary White
    UN to Award Global PR Firm for Indian Population Control Condom Campaign Program was joint project of USAID and health ministry of Indian governmen By Hilary White NEW DELHI, August 22, 2007 ( - The United Nations has offered its "Grand Award" for achievement in public relations to a US-funded campaign to boost condom sales in India. The campaign, called "Condom Bindaas Bol" (Say Condom Freely), was a joint project of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the health ministry of the Indian government. The campaign was meant to convince Indians that the word "condom" was not...
  • Company Advertises Unpaid Job as Condom Tester

    07/07/2007 9:22:53 AM PDT · by reg45 · 23 replies · 531+ views
    Fox News / AP ^ | July 06, 2007 | unknown
    MELBOURNE, Australia — A major condom brand said Friday it expected thousands of applicants for a new unpaid job on offer — condom tester. Durex said 200 adult Australians — men and women — are wanted to test a range of its condoms.
  • India Looking for a New "Mr. Condom"

    07/06/2007 7:49:44 AM PDT · by red-dawg · 24 replies · 565+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 29,2007 | not stated
    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India, struggling to promote greater condom use among its population, is looking to hire its own "condom man" to follow the example of a former Thai cabinet minister who successfully pushed for safer sex, the Times of India reported. National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) chief Sujatha Rao said that India needed to find someone like Mechai Viravaidya, famous for getting Thais to talk about sex, condoms and AIDS.
  • Plan for spray on condom

    12/01/2006 12:21:21 AM PST · by Zakeet · 21 replies · 9,793+ views
    The Australian ^ | December 1, 2006
    GERMAN sex educators plan to launch a spray-on condom tailor-made for all sizes. Jan Vinzenz Krause from the Institute for Condom Consultancy, a Singen-based practice that offers advice on condom use, said today the product aimed to help people enjoy better and safer sex lives. "We're trying to develop the perfect condom for men that's suited to every size of penis," he said. "We're very serious." Mr Krause's team ( is developing a type of spray can into which the man inserts his penis first. At the push of a button it is then coated in a rubber condom. "It...