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Researchers Believe They’ve Unwrapped the Key to Creating a Thinner, Better Latex Condom

Researchers Believe They’ve Unwrapped the Key to Creating a Thinner, Better Latex Condom | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it
There’s a grass that grows in Australia which covers about 30 percent of the continent, roughly three times the size of Texas. Called spinifex, the plant’s unique cell structure contains a high amount of hemicellulose, the non-stiff part of the cell wall, which allows it to maintain flexibility in extreme heat so it doesn’t crack and release all its water.

Some indigenous communities in Australia have long known spinifex has useful applications and properties. And today, in a press release, researchers from the University of Queensland announced that spinifex has what they believe to be profound implications for the future of latex condom manufacturing. They claim fibers from the grass can improve latex to make condoms as thin as a human hair without any loss in strength.

Because of spinifex’s structure, the researchers discovered that the plant’s long, thin nanofibers are easy to extract and suspend really nicely in water. “So one of the first things we thought was: we have to put these things into rubber,” says lead researcher professor Darren Martin. “One of the holy grails of rubber is to be able to throw an additive in without making it stiff.”
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Retro Japanese Mug Sparks Condom Vs Dildo Debate

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At first glance, this retro ceramic mug with Japanese art design may not look like much… Until you turn it around a bit and spy that interesting object there… While the seller sees the …
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ACON responds to ‘Fuck Raw’ posters

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ACON has responded to the posters advocating for condom-less sex and the use of Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) that appeared in Melbourne's CBD this week, suggesting the posters reveal a community passionate about gaining access to the HIV preventative.

However the explicit posters have divided community opinion, with some suggesting they provoke conversation and others decrying the posters as irresponsible.

ACON acting CEO Karen Price said she thinks the posters speak to the frustration of many men who have sex with men (MSM) who have been advocating for PrEP use in Australia.


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We’ve Been Cheated Out of Condoms That Actually Feel Good During Sex

We’ve Been Cheated Out of Condoms That Actually Feel Good During Sex | Let's Get Sex Positive | Scoop.it
In 1993, Danny Resnic was having anal sex during a casual hookup in Miami Beach when his partner’s latex condom broke. Resnic had been using condoms ever since the man he describes as “my best friend and love of my life” died from AIDS in 1984. “I have always been...
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Using Condoms: Safer Sex Is Sexy!

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We all know condoms are sexy, because they prevent the transmission of STDs and HIV, which are not sexy at all. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that: “Latex condoms, when used consistently and correctly, are highly effective...
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Can Gay Men Use the New Female Condom for Safer Anal Sex?

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The female condom has won praise, but ever since it came onto the market, the device has found a small fan base among an unexpected population.
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Tell Twitter: End the ban on contraception advertising.

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With an ad exclusion policy [5] that ranks contraceptives [6] alongside endangered species products and hate speech, Twitter confusingly says that some condom ads are allowed in the United States … but not if they link to sexual content. Is there some other use for condoms than safer sex?

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Digital Condom

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The Electric Eel is an open source, digital condom concept designed to enhance your sexual pleasure. The prototype is built with conductive fabric and a Lilypad micro-controller, and delivers short electric impulses along the underside of the shaft for increased stimulation. The amount of electricity being used is very small, and the designs have all been personally tested by the design team for their effectiveness and safety.

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Using the crowd funding dealio to raise funds...

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Yup, they're raising money for this and you can help.

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Racy condom ad seeks public’s permission to air on TV

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Four Seasons Condoms have partnered with Gary Eck to create a campaign aimed at normalising condom usage with Australian youth and young adults – a generation that is perceived to have forgotten about the safe sex message. The spot is currently being advertised in cinemas and is accompanied by a social media campaign to ask the public whether or not the spot should be shown on TV.

The spots featuring in the campaign have been written and directed by Australian comedian Gary Eck, and are based around the sexual adventures of characters, ‘Raquel and Tyson’.

“The idea behind the ad was to make buying condoms like buying a pair of shoes. If you’re not sure of your size, well, just try one on. Have sex. Make sure it’s fits perfectly. Naked Condoms come in four sizes, so of course our heroes Raquel and Tyson had to try on all them to make sure,” says Eck.


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Cuando la compra de condones no es un acto incosciente,  -  creatividad natural en un spot TV - 

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Condom campaigns

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Looking at the research, it’s hard to argue for abstinence-only sex education anywhere. The relative rates of unwanted pregnancy and STD transmission between individuals who were in abstinence-only curricula and those who were in programs that taught FDA-approved methods of contraception speak strongly in favor of the latter. Teenagers in abstinence-only programs wait no longer than individuals in more comprehensive programs to begin having sex, but they are 50 percent more likely than their counterparts to become pregnant as teenagers.

 

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Malaysia condom maker mixes business and pleasure

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Industry estimates project a global condom market worth $6 billion in 2015, or some 27 billion condoms, compared to 20 billion in 2012.

 

Carex - the brand name of Karex condoms - holds about 15 percent of the global condom market, according to sector analysts.

 

Other leading brands Durex, marketed by Britain's Reckitt Benckiser group, and Trojan, owned by the US firm Church & Dwight, make up roughly a combined 25 percent.

 

-- 'Recession-proof industry' --

 

"It is a recession-proof industry. With growth rates of about eight percent annually, it is here to stay," said Goh, who has a quick smile and gives off a boyish enthusiasm.

 

About half of Karex's output goes to bulk purchases by governments or international agencies' safe-sex drives, mainly the UN Population Fund and the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

 

China is a key growth market, as anti-HIV efforts there have accelerated in line with loosening attitudes towards sex.

 

A Chinese business website in 2011 quoted a former top family planning official as saying 1.1 billion condoms were provided free to users by the government every year.

 

But religious and social taboos are also slowly being set aside elsewhere in Asia, said Goh.

 

The largely Catholic Philippines, for example, passed a law in January requiring government health centres to supply free condoms and birth control pills, and mandating sex education in schools.

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Condoms As Evidence

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In San Francisco and other cities across the US, possession of condoms, condom wrappers and conversations about safe sex are used as evidence against sex workers to justify arrest for prostitution and prostitution related charges.

 

The routine use of condoms as a tool to violate our basic human right to protect ourselves from HIV and sexually transmitted infections, as well as prevent unwanted pregnancies, is unjust and counter to sound public health.  The Human Rights Watch released a report chronicling this absurd practice in four cities:  New York, Washington DC, San Francisco and Los Angeles.


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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, February 22, 2013 9:38 PM

While primarily about the issue of sex work, the assumptions about condoms as moral negatives instead of health imperatives is dangerous to us all.

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