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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...
Frightening news for anyone who's ever moseyed into, say, Manhattan Inn or Call Box Lounge on a Saturday night in hopes of getting laid: 85.8 percent of Greenpoint residents polled in a just-released Department of Health survey from 2012 hadn't bothered to use a condom the last time they'd had sex. Well, um, points for honesty? The neighborhood had New York's highest ratio of non-condom-users, but city-wide, the numbers aren't much different; 68.2 percent of...