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Monday 29 May 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Condoms

All time
# The Budget
'Over 25s have sex': Criticism of decision to limit free contraception scheme to young women
The roll out of free contraception to women aged between 17 and 25 was announced today.
# Contraception
Harris wants VAT removed on condoms and menstrual cups
Currently,13.5% VAT applies to condoms, but the minister wants this brought down to 0%.
# simon has you covered
Harris says condoms will be distributed across third level colleges in the final months of the year
The provision of contraceptives was one of the recommendations made by the Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment.
# sexual health
PrEP programme to reduce HIV rates to be rolled out later this year
Rapid testing will be rolled out in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick.
# health minister
Harris lobbied by pharmacists' group and pharma company on free contraception
The Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment recommended free contraception for all women.
# Contraception
New self-lubricating condoms can reduce infection risk and withstand '1,000 thrusts'
This condom was more likely to retain its “slipperiness”, researchers found.
# Safe sex
Giving women free access to the pill will require a change in the law
As part of this year’s budget talks, the minister plans to increase the availability of free condoms.
# Condoms
Ready to burst: 12-pack Durex condoms recalled over fault concerns
The batches of ‘Real Feel’ and ‘Latex Free’ condoms have expiry dates December 2020 and February 2021.
# condom row
'Unacceptable': Order of Malta not happy as Pope Francis launches inquiry
The order’s grand chancellor was dismissed recently, amid reports of a policy row over the use of condoms.
# big issues
Marijuana, assisted suicide, gun control - there was a lot on the table for US voters in this election
There was more than just the presidency at stake in yesterday’s vote.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think the 'male pill' will take off?
The 96% effectiveness rate is similar to that achieved by the female combined pill.
# in the bin
Ethiopia was given 69 million condoms... but might have to throw them all out
The condoms, worth millions, failed basic tests.
# Little Shirts of Venus
Rio Olympics sets record - in free condoms
An average of 42 condoms per athlete.
# Safety First
Extra-strong condoms for Australia's Olympians
There has been widespread anxiety globally surrounding the threat of Zika, which is rampant in Brazil.
# Condoms
Someone in Tesco put Durex in the most inappropriate aisle possible
# regulate
New laws in Germany will make clients of sex-workers wear condoms
The laws will come into effect in July 2017 if they receive parliamentary backing.
# man i love college
This student found an excellent college 'care package' hidden in their dorm room wall
# Courgette
Which fruit or veg does your penis resemble? These condoms need to know
Are you a cucumber, or a turnip.
# con job
Fraudsters in Kerry are using condoms and razor blades as part of a scam
Gardaí are warning shop owners to be on the lookout.
# spray it on
A woman has designed spray-on condoms and everyone is talking about them
What a time to be alive.
# Sex Week
A day in an STI clinic: Peter never got tested because 'he only sleeps with pretty girls'
Dr Aisling Loy tells us about a day in her Dublin clinic.
# biggie smalls
This tweet proving men can never be too big for condoms has gone ridiculously viral
And it’s sparking quite the outrage amongst some people, too.
# sex ed
12 things women want men to know about sex
Don’t pat us on the head when we’re *down there*, for a start.
# Safe sex
Teenagers invent a condom that changes colour if you have an STI
It’s all about the molecules.
# bravo johnny
These teenagers have invented condoms that change colour if you have an STD
And the whole world is now OBSESSED.
# got you covered
The HSE is about to buy up half a million condoms
And 200,000 packets of lubricant to boot.
# An education
A teenage girl was suspended for these incredibly spot-on answers to a sex ed quiz
Condoms are gross, I hate them.” “So are babies.”
# rubber stamped
The boss who distributes condoms to stop maternity leave
Linda Wayman, head of a major Australian radio company, said a third of her staff are either on maternity leave or covering maternity leave.
# surprise
US police investigate 'suspicious package' in bus station, find thousands of condoms
Very suspicious, alright.
# pizza condom
Pizza-patterned condoms are the form of contraception you've been waiting for
For reasons.
# condom sock
A woman put a condom on her leg to prove that men can't be 'too big' to wear them
Someone’s got a bit of time on their hands.
# Rubber Bandits
Here's what a condom has to go through to be endorsed by the UN
On a related note, the median duration of sex is 7.3 minutes. So now you know.
# South Africa
Poverty, violence and myths about condoms: What's spreading HIV?
In South Africa, more than 6 million of the country’s 52 million population are HIV positive.
# 90s hero
Faustino Asprilla is bringing out his own range of fruit-flavoured condoms
Anyone for guava…?
# pumpkin spice
Durex forced to deny existence of 'pumpkin spice' condoms after image goes viral
The denial came after an image of the supposed condom went viral over the weekend.
# Electric Picnic
Going to EP? Here's a few things that people are telling you to do
Bring your common sense.
# Wrap Up
This condom is tougher, more sensitive and funded by Bill Gates
The University of Wollongong could receive $1 million from the Microsoft billionaire for their design.
Box of liquid cocaine-filled condoms sent to the Vatican
The package – sent from South America – was intercepted in Germany at an airport.
# lets talk about sex
Teens told by Pure in Heart that condoms fail one in six times
And in separate claims, students who attended a retreat in Knock also said they were told by speakers that they would lose certain hormones the more often they had sex.
# Wrap Up
These 11 designs could be the condoms of the future
Bill Gates asked for it and these designers delivered.