A lot of time and energy has been put into making safe sex fun. It looks like some of it may have been paying off. You might have seen our post about condoms that promote a culture of consent.
First off, props to Force: Upsetting Rape Culture and the folks at Say It With a Condom. Cute, attention-grabbing, to the point--but I wonder if the point is coming across as clearly as it could. Do the thongs and condoms really achieve a greater dialogue between sex partners, or do they simply heighten the sensation surrounding rape culture and use it to sell products? The consent condoms are pretty cool, for example, but since customers can design packaging themselves, on the "Best Sellers" page you end up with designs emblazoned "Don't be a Ho Ho Ho!" with a picture of Santa, or "Either Way You're Screwed" with G.O.P. and Democrat logos. I mean, ha ha…but…huh?
One Condoms came up with glitzy packaging in the same vein, but the quality is unmistakable as nothing above average. You kind of feel like the outside is what you're paying for, and we all know that when it comes to condoms it's what on the inside that counts.
I give you: Origami Condoms. Saints be praised. The skies have opened. Origami condoms are internally lubricated and allow for fluid internal movement, and they come in male, female, and anal varieties. They're the kind of condoms that are gonna make us whine, "When I was your age, we didn't have them newfangled Origamis," in our golden years. I'll let the gif set explain the rest.
There's also the Pronto condom, and another gif sure to make you gasp with pure joy. Like a well-timed comedy routine, when it comes to sex, pacing is everything, and Pronto is here to ensure that you don't skip a beat.
Of course, there are always the reliable standbys, like Skynz. I think they sum up the unfortunate truth best: "Love sex. Hate condoms." They feature models of colour on their website, their condoms are latex-free and vegan, and they conducted a legit survey to prove that 97% of those who tried their product recommended it. I guess I'm doing it now.
So here's what I say, kids: kind of like when you're scoping out someone to have sex with, when choosing the smartest condoms for yourself, don't be fooled by good looks and bad jokes. Find out what they're really like inside before you take them home.
Tell us what you think of other safe sex campaigns and cool condom brands below.