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06.02.15 Liam Mathews

Starting in September, New York City public high school kids will be instructed on how to properly put on a condom in health classes, the AP reports. Prior to the change in policy, students who wanted a demonstration rather than verbal instructions had to go to a “health resource room.” In a statement Monday, the […]

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05.13.14 Andy Cush

Yesterday, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton announced that the NYPD will stop using condoms as evidence for prostitution arrests, a change advocates have been pushing for years. The policy shift will allow cops to continue using condoms as evidence in sex trafficking cases. “This is a reasonable approach to targeting the most at-risk community as it […]

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04.28.14 Andy Cush

Good news: a bill that would prohibit prosecutors from using condoms as evidence against sex workers in New York has passed through the state Assembly and could soon get approval in the Senate. If passed, it would be the law of its kind in the U.S. Beyond simple discrimination, the practice of using condoms to […]

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11.21.13 Kyle Petreycik

Earlier this year, Bill Gates announced a contest open to the public — design a new and improved condom and get $100,000 in funding if you win. The motivation behind this contest was pretty simple: If condoms were further advanced from their current designs sex would not only more enjoyable but much more safer for all parties involved. […]

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06.25.13 Marie Calloway

“Everyone from U.S. teens (70%) to adults (82%) to British teens (80%) forgoes condoms every time they have oral sex,” Jake Blumgart of the Pacific Standard via Salon reports. You’re thinking, “Really? I thought the numbers would be higher.” Of course, the smart thing to do would be to use condoms or dental dams for every act of oral […]

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04.15.13 Kyle Petreycik

I’m not saying I didn’t do some questionable things for fun when I was younger, but the trend of kids snorting condoms is a bizarre one indeed. The premise is simple: simply suck the condom up your nostril and pull it out of your mouth. Kids have been doing this for a few years, but it seems […]

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03.21.13 Julia Dawidowicz

Condoms these days just aren’t doing it for Bill Gates. But DAMMIT, he can’t deny their importance in effective contraception and sexual health… That’s why the Microsoft billionaire is determined to create a newer, more convenient, and most importantly, sexier way to wrap it up — and if that means paying someone $100,000.00 to make […]

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03.05.13 Julia Dawidowicz

Did you know that possession of a single condom is all it takes to land you in jail for prostitution? Here. In New York City. Especially if you’re a trans, low-income, or a person of color. Molly Crabapple wrote an enlightening Vice post on the ridiculously broad and dubious laws regarding “prostitution”-related arrests. While it takes somewhat concrete […]

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02.22.13 Julia Dawidowicz

Start-up TaxiTreats has a nifty scheme: by this summer, select NYC taxis will be equipped with “Vengo” — the vending machine that sells everything from gum to lotions to… condoms. The proposed machines will accept credit cards and will operate via touch screen. Er, don’t worry, Vengo will also offer hand sanitizer. While the company has yet […]

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11.08.12 Marina Galperina

“Do we need goggles for cum shots?” James Deen is confused. He’s an active opponent of Measure B, mandating that all adult performers in LA County have to wear condoms on set.  “Sorry, I go off on tirades sometimes!” He’s bummed, but he’ll deal. The measure passed Tuesday and today, the Free Speech Coalition and porn […]

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