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Trojan's New Campaign: More Consent

Condom company spreading a 'culture of consent' on college campuses

(Newser) - April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and for the second year in a row, the maker of Trojan condoms wants to help spread the word around college campuses through its "Consent: Ask for It" campaign with the Advocates for Youth nonprofit, per a press release . The goal: for college... More »

'Almost Peerless' New Malware in Use Since 2008

Source of Regin is unclear, says Symantec

(Newser) - The same Symantec researchers who tracked down the Stuxnet worm four years ago have discovered another potent piece of malware, Re/code reports. The Trojan program is called Regin, and it offers "a powerful framework for mass surveillance," Symantec says in a blog post that calls out "a... More »

NYC to Pleasure-Seekers: No Free Vibrators for You!

Insists it's due to permit, crowd issues

(Newser) - Sorry, seekers of free vibrators, but New York City has put the kibosh on Trojan's sex toy giveaway . The company started doling out its Tri-Phoria and Pulse products yesterday as planned, but after just a few hundred pleasure-seekers were made very happy with their free swag, a City Hall... More »

Trojan Giving Away Sex Toys in NYC 'Pleasure Carts'

Company wants to show 'vibrators are mainstream'

(Newser) - Be careful while approaching vendor carts on the streets of New York City tomorrow and the next day—you may find yourself in line not for a hot dog, but for a vibrator. Trojan is handing out 10,000 Tri-Phoria and Pulse sex toys from "Pleasure Carts" that will... More »

LA Has the Most Sex ... but Not the Best

Actresses are also probably faking it

(Newser) - It's quantity over quality when it comes to sex in Los Angeles. Angelenos have the most sex in the country, but when it comes to fulfillment, they had a more middling 75% mark, according to the Trojan US Sex Census. Philadelphia reported the highest sexual satisfaction (82%), but was... More »

How to Hawk a Vibrator Without Mentioning It

It's a 'personal massager' that just so happens to cause 'ecstasy,' OK?

(Newser) - Condom king Trojan managed to get its new vibrator commercial on TV—and not just during the wee hours—by doing one simple thing: not referring to the product as a vibrator. Apparently referring to it by its proper name (“Vibrating Tri-Phoria”) is OK. Trojan also agreed not... More »

Small Condoms a Big Problem for Marketers

(Newser) - Judging by the average convenience store condom selection, men with small penises do not exist. Selling small condoms is difficult for marketers, so most brands have opted not to bother, writes Menachem Kaiser of the Atlantic . LifeStyles’ “Snugger Fit” designation is about as straightforward as it gets. Durex has... More »

Pair's Remains May Date to Trojan War

Find in ancient Troy could date to 1200 BC

(Newser) - In a discovery one professor calls “electrifying,” archaeologists have uncovered the remains of a couple believed to have lived during the Trojan War era in Turkey’s ancient city of Troy, Reuters reports. “If the remains are confirmed to be from 1200 BC it would coincide with... More »

In Sex Satisfaction, 'Hotlanta' Lives Up to Name

Residents also engage quite frequently

(Newser) - Not satisfied sexually? Perhaps it’s time to move to Atlanta. “Hotlanta” is the nation’s most sexually satisfied—and second most sexually active—metropolis, reports the Journal-Constitution. “Atlanta doesn’t wait for the weekend,” says a rep for the company that conducted the survey for Trojan... More »

We Love Vibrators: Study

(Newser) - Nearly half of all Americans use a vibrator, according to a new study by the maker of Trojan condoms. More than 50% of women and 45% of men in recent surveys said they’ve used one, and vibrator aficionados also rated themselves higher on sexual health indicators such as erectile... More »

Architect: China Stadium Is 'Trojan Horse' for Liberty

Herzog defends decision to design for China

(Newser) - There’s no shame in designing a cultural icon for China’s government, says Jacques Herzog, the man behind the already famous “Bird’s Nest” Olympic stadium in Beijing. Though he deplores the regime’s political record, Herzog saw taking the project as a way to change more in... More »

PC Virus Using Bhutto Rumors to Spread

Online search for assassination details returns malicious code

(Newser) - Hackers are adapting a recently released Trojan virus to exploit curiosity surrounding the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, Ars Technica reports. Many sites claiming to contain exclusive information or even video footage of the attack itself are hiding malicious embedded files. Once visited, the files allow for the download of additional... More »

Identity Theft Ring Uses Job Ads

Investigators uncover 1.6 million pieces of stolen info

(Newser) - Fraudulent job ads on and other websites have been used to obtain personal information to steal thousands of identities, reports Information Week. Researchers at security company Symantec uncovered a major database containing 1.6 million pieces of personal information on an undisclosed number of people who clicked on... More »

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