Condoms

  • Condom that neutralises HIV virus gets clearance 6 days ago

    Sydney: Australian authorities have approved a condom developed in the country which contains a substance that destroys AIDS-causing HIV and other sexually transmitted viruses almost entirely, media reported Tuesday. The biotech firm Starpharma has developed an antiviral compound called VivaGel that, according to laboratory tests, can render inactive up to 99.9...
  • Watch: An Indian woman went out to ask strangers where she could get condoms, but only got uncomfortable, awkward responses July 20, 2014

    Around 18 lakh people in the world die because of STDs contracted through unprotected sex every year. Out of these, 2 lakh are Indians, mostly between the ages of 16 to 35, says a WHO research. We preach safe sex and AIDS prevention, but how open are we to the...
  • Cap on condom prices increased: Centre tells Delhi HC July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre on Thursday told the Delhi High Court that it has increased the cap on prices of all brands of condoms in the country by 22 per cent. However, the increase in prices comes to Rs 1.48. The submission was made before a bench of Chief Justice G...
  • Does sex education in schools remain a taboo? June 27, 2014

    Just a couple of days after the row over Health Minister Harsh Vadhan's remarks on fidelity over condoms to prevent AIDS, there is another controversy now surrounding his views on sex education. Vardhan stated on his website that sex education in schools should be banned. However, the Health Minister is...
  • 'Protest Harsh Vardhan's condom statement by sending condoms to him' June 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress sympathiser, entrepreneur and industrialist Tehseen Poonawalla has decided to protest against Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan's recent statements on the use of condoms. He has tweeted the Health Minister's 'office' address and has asked the people who condemn his statement to register their protest by sending...
  • Condoms, abstinence needed to control AIDS: Harsh Vardhan June 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday denied opposing promotion of condoms, and said a combination of condoms and abstinence was needed to fight HIV/AIDS. A day after reports said the minister spoke against promoting condoms for preventing the spread of AIDS, an official statement from Harsh Vardhan said that...
  • Ranveer was the perfect choice for the condom ad: Choreographers Bosco-Caesar May 2, 2014

    Mumbai: After scoring a whopping hit with the 'Tu ne maari entriyaan' in 'Gunday', actor Ranveer Singh and choreographers Bosco-Caesar have reunited for the condom ad which is creating ripples across the nation. Apparently, Ranveer now plans to use Bosco-Caesar's choreography for his film songs as much as possible, much in...
  • Ranveer Singh appears in a condom ad, urges people to use the 'Rex' April 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Actor Ranveer Singh, who has done bold scenes in movies like 'Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela' and 'Band Baaja Baaraat', is now asking people to try Rex - a unique dance move - and urges the youth to "talk more openly about safe sex by normalising the conversation". Ranveer, who...
  • Don't attempt this insane experiment at home: What happens when you mix Coke, Mentos, Nutella and a condom April 9, 2014

    You know what happens when you mix Coke and Mentos. Now, a new experiment with Coke, Mentos, Nutella and a condom will blow up like nothing you've ever seen. First, take some Nutella and put it on the top of the bottle, creating some kind of Nutella cap that will...
  • Now a condom wired with electrodes that send mild shocks to trigger arousal February 24, 2014

    Not many people are happy about using condoms. Two researchers at Open Source Digital think this issue can be solved with electronics. Fraz Peer and Andrew Quitmeyer have created a digital condom that's literally wired with electrodes along the side of its sleeve and hooked up to a microcontroller for...
  • Researchers develop electrical condom that increases sensations felt during sex February 22, 2014

    New York: Not happy at wearing those pleasure killer condoms? No worries. Here comes a 21st century electrical condom that would enhance the experience like never before! Two researchers from Georgia Tech's Digital Media Program have invented a device that sends short electric impulses along the underside of the condom. "This increases...
  • 90 per cent condom machines at public places gone missing: CAG report September 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Almost 90 per cent condom vending machines installed at public places by National Aids Control Organisation (NACO) for HIV/AIDS prevention have gone missing, a CAG report has said. In its report tabled in Parliament on Friday, the CAG has rapped NACO for failing to achieve the objective of...
  • Bill Gates to grant $1 million for 'next gen condom' March 24, 2013

    Houston: Got an idea how to come up with the 'next generation condom'? You may bag upto one million dollars from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The foundation is offering $100,000 of initial funding, with up to $1 million of possible continued funding to whoever comes up with a...
  • Snapshot: Portrait of Pope Benedict XVI made with 17,000 condoms March 21, 2013

    New Delhi: An artist from Milwaukee, Niki Johnson, has come up with a unique portrait of the former Pope Benedict XVI. This portrait is made up of 17,000 condoms and is meant to promote the sexual health across the globe. Interestingly, Niki got the idea of making such a portrait...
  • Now, a female condom that wards off STD December 11, 2012

    London: Researchers have developed a female condom that not only provides contraception but can also protect against sexually transmitted diseases and conveniently dissolves gradually over a few days. Researchers at the University of Washington developed the condom from tiny microfibers through a method called 'electrospinning'. They are designed to dissolve...
  • Condom manufacturer 'adopts' Kerala village October 1, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Premier Indian condom manufacturer HLL Lifecare Limited has adopted Karakulam village in Thiruvananthapuram district as part of its corporate social responsibility programme. HLL has planned a range of initiatives including health camps, cancer diagnostics camps, free diabetes check-ups and free distribution of sanitary products for girls in the village. HLL is...
  • Andhra Pradesh fights HIV with condoms August 13, 2012

    Hyderabad: The state has seen a significant rise in the use of condoms, which in turn has reduced the risk of AIDS among the high risk group like sex-workers and truck drivers. “There has been a 100 percent rise in condom usage in the state for the past four years,”...
  • Kangaroo condoms get a hop on London organisers August 7, 2012

    London: London Olympic organisers are investigating how a bucket of Australian-tagged condoms found its way into the athletes' village without official consent. Australian BMX cyclist Caroline Buchanan tweeted a photograph from the athletes' village of a container of condoms with a placard reading "Kangaroos condoms, for the gland downunder" with the...
  • Chennai: 'Condoms' hold up traffic at city centre July 11, 2012

    Chennai; Traffic on Cathedral Road slowed down to a snail’s pace near the Semmozhi Poonga at noon on Tuesday, as motorists looked on incredulously at two giant ‘condoms’, one bright pink and the other bright blue, waving placards from the side of the road. As part of a campaign to...
  • Olympic Village is a hotbed of booze, sex and drugs July 10, 2012

    London: With the 2012 London Games less than three weeks away, a book has exposed that during the event the Olympic Village becomes a party-zone where athletes indulge in wild sex, drinking and drugs. According to the anonymously authored expose, ‘The Secret Olympics’, written by a former British competitor, it’s always...
  • Now, Viagra condoms for men for longer erections May 11, 2011

    London: Here's some good news for men who avoid using caps during sex as the contraceptive devices cause them to lose their erections - you can now try out the "Viagra condoms" instead of popping an anti-impotence pill. Designers say the condoms, the CSD500, would help men with erection problems during...
  • US 11-year-olds can now order condoms via mail April 18, 2011

    New York: Children as young as 11 in Philadelphia city in the US can now order free condoms via mail in a new campaign launched to reduce sexually transmitted diseases. The programme, launched by the department of health, features a website that shows facts on diseases like chlamydia, gonorrhoea and HIV/AIDS,...
  • Police recover 700,000 stolen condoms March 17, 2011

    Malaysia: Malaysian police say they have recovered about 700,000 condoms that were stolen while being shipped to Japan two months ago. Mohamad Shukri Dahlan, police chief of Malaysia's northern Perak state, says authorities found hundreds of boxes of condoms at a warehouse and a home last week. Police arrested six men...
  • Police nab 3 for stealing 725,000 condoms February 18, 2011

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian police have arrested three suspects involved in the heist of some 725,000 condoms, which have not yet been found. Mohamad Shukri Dahlan, the police chief of Malaysia's northern Perak state, says the heist was "an inside job." He said Friday the suspects work for the firm responsible for...
  • New York City launches app for free condoms February 15, 2011

    New York: Need a condom? There's an app for that. The New York City Health Department on Monday unveiled a smartphone application that will help users locate the nearest place in the area giving out free condoms. "We want New York City to be the safest city in the world to...
  • Souvenir condoms rolled out for UK royal wedding January 30, 2011

    London: A condom firm here is cashing on the popularity of the soon to be married couple, Prince William and Kate Middleton, by using their photo on its product pack. The souvenir sheaths are being sold in royal purple packs of three with a picture of Prince William and...
  • Kerala campus gets condom vending machine January 11, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: Over 30,000 employees at the Technopark campus here will have a condom vending unit at their disposal in a week's time, with healthcare firm HLL Lifecare Ltd set to install one there. It was not too long ago that plumbers had a nightmare on the campus as toilet drains...
  • World's Catholic debate Pope's condom remark November 24, 2010

    Philippines: Some church members in Southeast Asia's largest Roman Catholic nation praised Pope Benedict XVI for saying condom use might be justified in some cases, though Filipino bishops stressed on Sunday that the church leader still opposes contraceptives. Speaking to a German journalist whose book was excerpted in a...
  • Condoms block toilets in the Games village October 7, 2010

    New Delhi: Condoms blocking toilets in the Games village might have come in for some embarrassment but the Commonwealth Games Federation boss Michael Fennell termed it a "positive" story saying that athletes are responsible in promoting safe sex. While sex is not a Commonwealth Games sport, it seems to be an...