Friday, November 5, 2010

Sex Column #1 The Modern Glass Slipper

Condom: The Modern Glass Slipper

Everything grows. Things evolve and become better at what they do. The condom is no exception. The same way TVs were discovered and became coloured then thinner and thinner, condoms have done the same, almost. Its purpose? To stop STDs, sperm, and the "forces of evil".

Once upon a condom, lube and latex didn't exist and people used to use a multitude of interesting measures to protect themselves from the “evil sperm”. Some women used the wax from a donkey's ears, whereas other women ingested weird concoctions as contraceptive measures. Condoms before the 19th century were made of animal intestines or bladders, oil dipped silk, or even horns. But fortunately in 1839, Charles Goodyear discovered how to make elastic, durable and waterproof condoms (he is linked to the tire company if you are wondering). Since then, the condom has become more and more efficient at keeping the evil sperm where it should be: swiming with the fish.

Love is not enough. Usually, sperm causes pregnancy and sexual activities causes STDs. Wearing one condom at a time is a good way to decrease your chances of getting an STD or getting someone pregnant. Wearing two condoms does not mean your chances are lower. When you do so, it becomes more likely that the condoms will fail. In Lebanon, buying or owning condoms is not illegal, but a married man from a certain sect can forbid his wife from using contraceptives.

You have the choice. There is a condom for every man: the big, the small, the audacious, the safe, the fast and the sophisticated. Mainly, Durex is the market leading brand which offers such variety. To know more about their products, you can be daring and visit your local pharmacy, or you can visit their website.

"Safe sex is great sex, better vwear a latex 'cause you don't want that late text, that "I think I'm late" text" - Lil Wayne

*title inspired by Fight Club

1 comment:

  1. fight club is a beautiful movie. all thanks go to abdallah for recommending it.