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Way, way back when I was but a dewy-eyed innocent in middle school, I remember first being told about the importance of condoms. And, no, this wasn't in some sex ed. class, this was from my grandmother, who pulled open a drawer in her vanity and told me, "If you ever need a condom, you can take one from here." I was still many years off from having sex, but this was the 90s...
Because we haven't brought you any gross subway-related news in a while, we hesitated before sharing this bit of information with you today. After all, it's Friday! We've almost made it through the whole work week. Why spoil it with photographic evidence of how disgusting some people are and how verifiably germ-ridden those subway poles really are? Why?? Well, because that's our job. To share things with you. Not just for your edification, no,...
Few should-be common purse items are as ugly and scratchy as condom packages. (They also happen to be the one common purse item that, until last year, could be used against you as legal evidence of prostitution.) It’s about time those helpful little things that protect us against pregnancy and STDs became less of a Big Deal to carry around. Lo and behold, one super-cool Brooklynite is on it. 28-year-old Janice Chan dreamed up the...
"It's 2013," I recently overheard a woman say at a Brooklyn bar. "Who uses condoms anymore?" And I was like, what? Are you fucking crazy? I mean, sure, if you're in a stable, committed relationship, you can rely on other means of pregnancy prevention for family-planning purposes, but if you're a single person just out there picking up strangers, or even just sleeping through an established stable of partners, protecting yourself is as important...