Coke And Mentos Geyser Tests The Limits Of A Condom

Coke And Mentos Geyser Tests The Limits Of A Condom

It probably isn’t necessary for us consumers to test the structural integrity of our condoms, but this video published last week features a bold Italian experimenter doing just that. [More]

Porn Company Digitally Removes Condoms From Video

Porn Company Digitally Removes Condoms From Video

In 2012, voters in Los Angeles County narrowly approved Measure B [PDF], a law that requires porn performers to wear condoms. Some fans of adult film fans complain that the use of condoms is distracting, and a number of studios are either ignoring the law or shooting outside of L.A. County. But one porno producer is going the high-tech route, digitally removing the prophylactic devices from its performers’ phalluses. [More]

Target, Where Condoms Are A Suggested Substitute For Antacid

Target, Where Condoms Are A Suggested Substitute For Antacid

Is your unruly stomach keeping you up at night? How about some Trojan condoms to help you get some rest… You say that doesn’t make a lick of sense? Welcome to the wonderful world of Target’s inane suggested substitutions. [More]

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Oh, Great: China Busted A Counterfeit Durex Condom Mill

Two Chinese entrepreneurs came up with a brilliant business idea: they bought regular old no-name condoms from a factory in one province, and bought packaging material with the globally recognized brand name of Durex, as well as Russian name brand Contex and China’s own brand Jissbon. When all of these big brand condoms started hitting the market at cut-rate prices, the authorities noticed, as the authorities tend to do. [More]

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Flavor Wizards Behind Bacon Salt And Sriracha Lip Balm Announce Bacon Condoms

The flavor wizards over at J&D’s Foods began their empire with Bacon Salt, a product that is vegetarian and certified kosher, yet tastes exactly like bacon. They expanded their product line to include other flavors (Sriracha hot sauce, malt vinegar) and products that aren’t food (caskets, envelopes, shaving cream.) Now a new product joins Bacon Lube in their series of non-edible Bacon After Dark items: bacon condoms. [More]

Whatever This CVS Has Planned Tonight, Count Us Out

Whatever This CVS Has Planned Tonight, Count Us Out

It makes sense for a store to place small impulse-buy items on the shelf next to related merchandise. Say, cereal and bananas. Beer and Ping-Pong balls. Cold medicine and tissues. Tampons and chocolate. Those choices all make sense, but this impulse buy found at a New England CVS left us, and tipster Jena, scratching our heads. [More]

Our New Favorite Drinking Game: Condom Brand Or Android Device?

Our New Favorite Drinking Game: Condom Brand Or Android Device?

There once was a time when popular cellphones had names like StarTAC, meant to appeal to early adopters and the tech-savvy. But today’s smartphones are now equal parts communication device and fashion accessory, and the names have gotten sexier to match that change. But have they gotten so sexy you can’t tell whether you’re buying a phone or a condom? [More]

Store Attempts To Dissuade Customers From Trying On Condoms Before Buying

Store Attempts To Dissuade Customers From Trying On Condoms Before Buying

There is already a great deal of information for consumers printed on boxes of condoms, covering everything from proper use to possible allergic reactions to effectiveness in preventing pregnancy and transmission of infectious disease. But one store felt the need to post its own advisory about condoms: That you shouldn’t crack open a box to try one on without paying. [More]

Avoid Walmart Receipt Check By Loudly Declaring That You Bought Condoms

Avoid Walmart Receipt Check By Loudly Declaring That You Bought Condoms

At Walmart, it’s not just electronics that have anti-theft tags: it’s any small, desirable item. Like a box of condoms. Patrick found a way to use this information to his advantage and avoid a receipt check at Walmart. Whether anyone should do this, especially after they’ve tripped the alarm, is a matter for debate. [More]

Looking For Free Condoms? There's An App For That

Looking For Free Condoms? There's An App For That

Nothing says “Happy Valentine’s Day” like free condoms. That must be why the New York City Health Department picked today to unveil its new condom-locator app for iPhones and Android devices. [More]

On A Hot Date But Low On Cash? Don't Steal The Condom Machine

On A Hot Date But Low On Cash? Don't Steal The Condom Machine

A man in Hungary found himself banned from a bar after he got caught attempting to exit the establishment with an entire condom vending machine under his coat. [More]

Man Settles With Burger King Over Used Condom In Whopper

Man Settles With Burger King Over Used Condom In Whopper

Old school Consumerist readers may remember the 2007 story of the Vermont man who sued Burger King after claiming he found a used condom in his Whopper. Three years later, a lawyer for the man has announced that the matter has been settled out of court. [More]

Kid Gets Herpes From Condom He Found In Hotel Room

Kid Gets Herpes From Condom He Found In Hotel Room

Last month we wrote about the 4-year-old boy in Atlanta who mistook a used condom in a hotel room for a balloon and put it in his mouth. An STD test confirmed the family’s suspicions that the boy contracted herpes from the condom. [More]

That Free Balloon In Your Hotel Room May Be A Used Condom

That Free Balloon In Your Hotel Room May Be A Used Condom

Kids: don’t try to blow up balloons that you find on the floor. Or anywhere that’s not from a sealed package. A 4-year-old boy awaits sexually transmitted disease tests in Atlanta after he did just that. He mistook a previous guest’s used condom for a balloon, tried to blow it up, and became mysteriously ill shortly afterward, with a fever and mysterious white bumps in his mouth. [More]

This Condom Warning Label Arouses Confusion

This Condom Warning Label Arouses Confusion

A reader bought this box of condoms from her local Safeway, and she says this sticker was underneath the outer packaging. People be freaky, but is there anyone who would want a raw chicken condom that you have to keep frozen until use? (Meh, probably.) [More]

You May Want To Check Your Condoms For A 'Made in China' Label

You May Want To Check Your Condoms For A 'Made in China' Label

Chinese police have shut down a factory that used underage workers to crank out unsafe and unsterile condoms. The cops did the right thing, but they wish they’d been a bit quicker about it, because 2 million of these condoms have already gotten into the wild, ABC News reports:

Which Condom Holds The Most Air Before Exploding? (Video)

Which Condom Holds The Most Air Before Exploding? (Video)

You might be be surprised how much air a condom can hold, or water (try 25 liters). But which holds the most before bursting to pieces? Our friend Theresa at Consumer Reports donned a lab coat and glasses to find out which brand of condoms came out on top in their durability tests.

Man Claims To Have Found Condom In Soup

Man Claims To Have Found Condom In Soup

A man in Mission Viejo, California, says when he began eating his french onion soup over Easter brunch at the restaurant Claim Jumper, he bit into something rubbery. He “spit out the piece of cheese only to discover he had been chewing on what his wife claimed was a condom.”