Taboo Mediums

From taboo to trendy, condoms are becoming a medium for awareness
Implications - HIV and STD awareness has increased partially due to amicable presentation. Condoms are considered common-place, even becoming symbols of hope, affirmation and often humor, and products having sexual connotation are highly popular with younger consumers. Thus, condoms are now being stretched beyond their intended use (pun intended). These products, which include handbags made of condom wrappers and phallic-shaped blimps, are intended to shock, amuse or make a statement.
SCORE: 5.9
V. Hot Top 6 Examples: 150,260 Total Clicks Dec 06 - Jun 09
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DIY Condom Decor - Naughty DeFlower Vase
SCORE: 6.1
V. Hot 25,219 Clicks Pub: Oct 16, 07
DIY Condom Decor
Naughty DeFlower Vase
Artist Alexander Reh has a simple cheap DIY recipe for bringing beauty, scent and color into your interior. To make the Naughty DeFlower Vase, take a couple of juice glasses and colored condoms, unroll… [More]
Condom-Inspired Handbags - SafeSax For AIDS Awareness
SCORE: 5
V. Hot 19,405 Clicks Pub: Aug 20, 07
Condom-Inspired Handbags
SafeSax For AIDS Awareness
SafeSax are condom-inspired totes and handbags. A portion of proceeds benefit AIDS organizations. The website describes, "Safe Sax offers a new twist on the same old boring purse or bag. With color and… [More]
Condom Couture IV - Safe Sex Made Fashionable
SCORE: 5.7
V. Hot 20,942 Clicks Pub: Mar 28, 08
Condom Couture IV
Safe Sex Made Fashionable
This is a bit of a strange one I was forwarded at work. The images are from a condom fashion show in China. I don't know a lot more than that, but the pictures are AMAZING. If I was to guess, I would say… [More]
Rubber Rabbit Sexvertising - Durex 'Get it On' Ad Features a Condom-Bunny Threesome
SCORE: 6.6
V. Hot 35,679 Clicks Pub: Jan 14, 09
Rubber Rabbit Sexvertising
Durex 'Get it On' Ad Features a Condom-Bunny Threesome
Sure to be a banned commercial here in the United States, the Durex condom ad, ‘Get it On’, features three condom-made bunnies having sex. The message of this naughty commercial is that if you wear Durex… [More]
Condom Couture - Dress Made of Condoms for AIDS Charity
SCORE: 6.1
Hot 16,021 Clicks Pub: Dec 7, 06
Condom Couture
Dress Made of Condoms for AIDS Charity
Brazilian artist Adriana Bertini, has designed fourteen garments for Dress Up Against AIDS, that are made entirely from condoms that were rejected by industry quality tests. She was inspired by HIV-positive… [More]
Giant Needlecraft Condoms - Super-Sized Birth Control Memory Aids from Little Elk
SCORE: 5.8
Hot 32,994 Clicks Pub: Jun 13, 09
Giant Needlecraft Condoms
Super-Sized Birth Control Memory Aids from Little Elk
Working from the idea that a condom replica 100 times the size of an actual condom will be a reminder for the very forgetful, Little Elk, a Lancaster, Pennsylvania crafter, hand silkscreens fabric and… [More]