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New, Condom-Free Birth Control for Men Could Soon Be a Reality

Soon, men may be able to shoulder the burden of contraception without the finality of vasectomy or the muss and fuss of condoms.

Posted on Sep 11, 2014 READ MORE



Flickr / je@n (CC-BY)

Porn Industry May Quit L.A. Over Condom Policy

We will do our utmost to report this story without cheesy double entendres. Here goes: Southern California is associated with various people, places and phenomena—Hollywood, spray tans and bottle blondes, beachside homelessness, that stretch of the 101 highway that’s always featured in car commercial, and porn, to name a few.

Posted on Jan 19, 2012 READ MORE



AP / Osservatore Romano, HO

The Pope’s Progress

Now, can millions of Catholics around the world be free to use condoms and worship God? Can thousands of priests and others free their tongues and hands to help fight the scourge of AIDS and not worry about the “evil” of condom use?

Posted on Dec 3, 2010 READ MORE


Pope Benedict XVI
Fabio Pozzebom / Agencia Brasil

More Big Condom News From the Pope

Now there’s a headline we didn’t count on writing anytime soon, at least not with this news under it: Pope Benedict XVI followed his surprising words about male prostitutes and condoms with a clarification, according to one Father Federico Lombardi ... (continued)

Posted on Nov 23, 2010 READ MORE


anti-rape condom
Dr. Sonnet Ehlers / antirape.co.za

Condom With ‘Teeth’ Sticks It to Rapists

Sigmund Freud famously wrote about the fabled “vagina dentata,” or toothed vagina—a symbol of terror and fascination embedded in the folklore of many a culture. Now, a South African doctor has taken that idea ... (continued)

Posted on Jun 21, 2010 READ MORE



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D.C. Upgrades Its Free Condom Program

It may just be an extraordinary guerrilla marketing tactic, but after complaints that the condoms given out by D.C. schools are too small and flimsy and awkward to receive, officials have announced they are stocking up on Trojan brand condoms—including the super-size Magnum variety in a shiny gold wrapper.

Posted on May 21, 2010 READ MORE


Pope on a plane
AP photo / Andrew Medichini

Pope: Condoms Don’t Help in Fight Against AIDS

On his way to his first visit to Africa, Pope Benedict XVI told attendant members of the press that he believes encouraging condom use not only doesn’t help in the fight against AIDS, but actually worsens the situation. 

Posted on Mar 17, 2009 READ MORE


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Obama-bilia: Just in Time for the Holidays

“What better way to honor our first black president than by eating your sloppy joes off his face?” We’re hard-pressed to answer this thought-provoking question posed by “The Daily Show’s” Lewis Black.

Posted on Nov 20, 2008 READ MORE


Hopeful News on Birth Control

  • The Vatican may be softening its opposition to condom usage.
  • Meanwhile, the issue could become moot: British scientists are working on a drug to keep men from ejaculating.

  • Posted on Nov 28, 2006 READ MORE


    billboard ad
    From Yellow Snapdragons

    Attack of the Christianists

    These ludicrous billboards are all over Tulsa, apparently. The contemptible zealots behind them even rail against condoms as a safeguard against STDs. Check out the ad campaign.

  • (Editor’s note: We had erroneously blogged that another group was responsible for the ads. That group, which is planning a similar ad campaign, is also contemptible, but we nevertheless apologize for the mix-up.)

  • Posted on Nov 28, 2006 READ MORE


    Condom production
    From The N.Y. Times

    Why Are GOP’ers Protecting Condom Production?

    America has pledged to give condoms to Africa, but Asian factories produce them cheaper than we do. So why have GOP congressmen been so successful in securing federal condom-producing contracts for American factories, instead of the more efficient Asian ones?

  • Hint: It’s not because conservatives are lightening up about their historical antipathy toward non-procreational sex….
  • Posted on Oct 30, 2006 READ MORE


    Gene Gerard: Abstaining from Sex Education Politics

    New Truthdig contributor Gene Gerard, a longtime college professor of history, religion and ethics, examines the efforts of conservative legislators to stifle discussion of contraceptives in public schools—in favor of abstinence-only education.   

    Posted on Jun 2, 2006 READ MORE


    War on Contraception
    From the N.Y. Times

    The War on Contraception

    The N.Y. Times Magazine delivers a devastating, in-depth report on Christian conservatives who “believe that having sex without the intent to procreate is a very, very bad thing”—and on their efforts to make all forms of contraceptives much harder to obtain.
    These biblical literalists are truly frightening; their Iron Age views on sexual morality are actually helping to increase the numbers of unwanted pregnancies and abortions in America.

    Posted on May 7, 2006 READ MORE


    Vatican Mulls Condom Use When Spouse Has HIV

    Pope Benedict XVI has requested a report on whether Catholics might be allowed to use condoms—but only within a marriage in which one partner is infected.

    Posted on May 1, 2006 READ MORE


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