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Not Wearing a Condom Could Be Sexual Assault, Court Rules

Ignoring a partner's request could bring a criminal conviction, Canadian ruling says

(Newser) - Refusing to wear a condom during sex after being asked to by a partner could be a crime, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled. In a unanimous decision, the court said pretending to use a condom or taking one off before sex without the partner's consent, sometimes called stealthing,...

Walgreens Worker Refuses to Sell Condoms

Minnesota man says his wife was told it was because of employee's faith

(Newser) - A Minnesota man says his wife had a strange—and embarrassing—experience at a Walgreens earlier this month when she tried to buy condoms because she had left her birth control pills at home. Nathan Pentz tweeted that when his wife, Jess, was at the checkout of the Hayward store,...

If California Bill Passes, No More 'Stealthing' During Sex
First State Bans
'Stealthing' During Sex
UPDATED

First State Bans 'Stealthing' During Sex

Legislation classifies nonconsensual removal of condom as sexual battery

(Newser) - Update: California on Thursday became the first state to prohibit "stealthing," the nonconsensual removal of a condom during sex, when Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law that defines the act as sexual battery, the AP reports. Our original story from Feb. 9, 2021, follows:

Olympic Athletes to Receive 160K Condoms. There's One Problem

Games organizers forbid sex in Olympic Village amid pandemic, tell athletes to bring condoms home

(Newser) - If Olympic athletes preparing to descend on Tokyo for the delayed 2020 Games were thinking of getting some side action while they're there (i.e., having sex), they'll have to rethink those plans. Per the Guardian , the International Olympic Committee has laid down the law for those staying...

Condom Recycling Factory Busted
Condom Recycling
Factory Busted

Condom Recycling Factory Busted

They were washed, reshaped, and resold

(Newser) - Police in Vietnam have busted a factory that took recycling one step too far. Some 345,000 used condoms were seized from the factory near Ho Chi Minh city, where they had been boiled, reshaped with a wooden phallus, and packaged for resale, Reuters reports. According to state media, the...

Coronavirus's Effect on Sexual Health Could Last for 'Years'

Experts worry people aren't being tested for STDs

(Newser) - Health experts in Canada are warning about the threat of sexually transmitted infections, which might be overlooked amid the coronavirus pandemic. Syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea infections have been on the rise globally for the last decade, per the CBC . Politico reports nine of the 10 Canadian provinces had declared STI...

'Scary' Condom Shortage Is Here
World Faces 'Scary'
Condom Shortage

World Faces 'Scary' Condom Shortage

One of the top manufacturers shut down due to the coronavirus

(Newser) - With millions homebound during the pandemic, we don't exactly need a condom shortage—and yet it's a real risk, the Guardian reports. That's because Malaysia-based Karex Bhd, the world's biggest condom maker, had to shut its three factories for a week due to a government-imposed lockdown....

Governor Not OK With State's Utah-Themed Condoms

Gary Herbert cancels distribution of condoms in packaging with 'sexual innuendo'

(Newser) - As part of its awareness-raising HIVandMe campaign , the state of Utah offers prevention and treatment resources, a clinic finder—and, to the governor's irritation, provocatively packaged prophylactics that have now been canceled. Per the Salt Lake Tribune , Gov. Gary Herbert has nixed the distribution of a stockpile of 100,...

Teen 'Condom Challenge' Is Risky, Parents Warned

Even YouTube is pulling their videos

(Newser) - A teenager stuffs a condom up her nose and pulls it out her mouth, all on video to garner online attention. What could go wrong? That's what media outlets are asking after educators in San Antonio, Texas, visited schools to warn parents about the "Condom Snorting Challenge,"...

It Turns Out Condom Size Has Kind of Been All Wrong

The idea was to make them long enough for almost everyone, and men could roll the excess

(Newser) - Consider these two numbers: 5.57 inches and 6.69. The first is the average erect penile length, according to a study of 1,661 American men . The latter is the minimum length that standard condoms have been required to be. If that seems like a disconnect, well, it is,...

Catholic Doc Claims He Can Reverse Early Abortions

George Delgado is 'experimenting on women' with controversial procedure, detractors say

(Newser) - Several US states, including Georgia, Utah, and Idaho, have enacted laws or are considering bills allowing for "abortion reversals." Per the concept driven by California doctor George Delgado, if a woman takes only the first of two pills in the first 10 weeks of pregnancy and regrets her...

The Best and Worst Birth Control Methods

Don't rely on spermicide: 24/7 Wall St.

(Newser) - The pill is the most common form of birth control in the US—but it's far from the most effective. With a 9% failure rate, the pill finds itself at the No. 6 spot on 24/7 Wall St. 's list of the most effective methods, based on CDC...

Cops: Brothel's Effort to Hide Condoms Fails Miserably

Hundreds clogged sewer pipe by massage parlor in Austin, say police

(Newser) - Neighbors of Jade Massage Therapy in Austin, Texas, had their suspicions about the place, but it was a property manager's unusual find that helped bring about prostitution charges—a broken pipe linking the business to the sewer had been clogged by hundreds of used condoms, reports MySanAntonio . "It'...

Condoms an Integral Part of the Process at Cuba Winery

They cover jars, inflate as wine ages

(Newser) - The sweet smell of fermenting fruit fills the streets around the modest Havana home where Orestes Estevez and his family fill glass jugs with grapes, ginger, and hibiscus, then slip a condom over each glass neck to start the unusual process of winemaking in a land famed for rum. From...

'Smart Condom' Tracks Nitty Gritty of Your Sex Life

Penis ring tracks performance details for download

(Newser) - Sexting may be about to rise to a whole new level with the introduction of what is being billed as the first "smart condom." The i.Con—think of it as a FitBit for the penis, per the Sun —tracks the particulars of each sexual encounter and...

Why Cubans Fish With Condoms
Why Cubans Fish
With Condoms

Why Cubans Fish With Condoms

The inventive practice makes use of limited resources

(Newser) - Juan Luis Rosello sat for three hours on Havana's Malecon esplanade as the wind blew in from the Florida Straits, pushing the waves hard against the seawall of Havana's coastal boulevard. As darkness settled and the wind switched direction, Rosello pulled four condoms from a satchel and began...

Why Sweden Wants to Send a Condom Into Space

Best invention ever?

(Newser) - Sweden wants everyone talking about contraceptives. So in a voice-over video message to NASA, the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education (RFSU) points out that the US has a long history of sending objects into outer space, and then proposes that NASA get to work on launching, well, a condom. The...

New Condom Shatters Huge Crowdfunding Goal
New Condom Shatters
Crowdfunding Goal

New Condom Shatters Crowdfunding Goal

Swedish company calls HEX 'first major condom innovation in 70 years'

(Newser) - What would a condom that successfully imparted "a new feeling of intimacy and comfort never felt in condoms before" be worth? Seven figures, apparently. The Swedish company LELO, which has enjoyed a pleasurable ride selling millions of award-winning sex toys worldwide, recently announced that it has managed to raise...

Charlie Sheen's New Gig: Condom Spokesman

He's hawking a new product called the Lelo Hex

(Newser) - Charlie Sheen's announcement of his HIV diagnosis led to a huge burst of HIV awareness —and, now, a new gig for Sheen as a condom spokesperson. London-based sex-toy maker Lelo has a new line of condoms, the Lelo Hex, and Sheen is the face of the brand, Business ...

Trojan's New Campaign: More Consent
Trojan's New Campaign:
More Consent

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...

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