Focus on "SAFE" in Safe, Sane and Consensual
They are one of the least expensive items in your toy
bag or clinic's medicine cabinet, yet the condom is probably your most
Not only do they protect against many sexually
transmitted diseases (aka: STD's), they also carry a 99% pregnancy
prevention rate! Other kudos for condoms are their anti-microbial
properties when used on insertable toys of all materials and types,
with the side bonus of adding longevity to your dildos,
vibrators and butt plugs, etc.
For those who tend to overlook the use of condoms,
read this loud and clear: USE THEM! They
are important and absolutely necessary, even for "fluid bonded
relationships" who feel safe. They can prevent a myriad of viral and
Swiss Government's "No
Action without protection" Condom Campaign
A few tips for Safe Condom Usage
• Use only one condom at a time. Extra friction caused by "double condoms" will result in breakage.
• Always keep condoms handy, but store them in a cool, dry place that is out of direct sunlight. Do not use a condom after its expirations date or if it has been damaged in any way.
• Hold the tip of the condom and unroll the condom all the way down the erect penis--the rolled rim should be on the outside. Leave space at the tip of the condom for semen, but make sure that no air is trapped in the condom's tip.
• If friction develops while using the condom use a water-based lubricant on the outside of the condom. Do not use petroleum jelly, cold cream, hand lotion, cooking oil, or baby oil as these products will break down and weaken the condom.
• If the condom breaks during sex, withdraw from your partner and put on a new condom.
• Withdraw from your partner while the penis is still erect, holding the condom firmly at the base of the penis, to prevent any semen "spillage".
• Wrap the condom in a tissue and throw it in the trash where others won't handle it. Never re-use a condom.
For more information on condoms or preventing HIV infection, contact:
Ad art (Skeletons and Bra) are by artist Guillermo Vega for Tulipan Condoms of Argentina.
What's a fair price for a penis? - A court ordered a Romanian surgeon to pay $795,000 in compensation to a patient whose penis he accidentally severed during an operation. In July 2004, Dr. Naum Ciomu made a surgical error while operating on the man's testicles, severing the penis instead of making an incision to the testicle.
The Bucharest Magistrates Court ruled that Ciomu had been "superficial" in his approach to the operation, ordered the fine and handed Ciomu a one-year suspended prison sentence. The ruling can be appealed.A piece of muscle from the man's arm has now been attached to where his penis was, but its function is aesthetic."You don't have to be an expert to realize that the 33-year-old victim does not have a good state of mind," said Mihai Olariu, the victim's lawyer.
Sphincter muscle attached to the thigh bone? - A German retiree is taking a hospital to court after she went in for a leg operation and got a new anus instead. The woman woke up to find she had been mixed up with another patient that suffered from incontinence who was to have surgery on her sphincter.
The clinic in Hochfranken, Bavaria, has since suspended the surgical team. Now the woman is planning to sue the hospital. She still needs the leg operation and is searching for another hospital to do it.
editorial: It's really scary when a Doctor doesn't know an ass
from an elbow... nor a leg, for that matter!
The Brazilian-born nurse earned the "Most Heavily Pierced" title in 2000, when she had a mere 462 pieces of hardware on her body, 192 just on her face. She has more piercings in her genitalia than in any other part of the body - 500 in all, externally and internally.
In March 2010, Elaine reported a total of 6,725 piercings. Here are some photos of the entertainer, who now lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.
MTC editorial: Guess she had so much fun sticking her patients with needles when she was a nurse, she decided to do herself... over and over and over...