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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.
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19 Featured, 26 Examples:
620,857 Total Clicks
Date Range:
Dec 06 — Jun 09
Trending:
V. Hot

Featured Examples

DIY Condom Decor
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
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
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
play_circle_filled Rubber Rabbit Sexvertising
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
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
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
Pizza Box Comes With Condom
Pizza Box Comes With Condom
Domino's Designer "Night box"
Domino's Pizza, together with French viral marketing agency, Tribeca, have launched an initiative targeting the young late-night pizza ordering crowd. The "Night Box" (which is actually a Domino's pizza… MORE
Hairbands Made of Condoms
Hairbands Made of Condoms
STD Styles Take Recycling Too Far
Here it is, your YUCK moment of the day! In China, they are making hair bands out of colorful, recycled condoms. Would you pay 3 cents for a 10 pack of STD-infested hair bands? "Even though the condoms… MORE
play_circle_filled Cabbage & Condom Restaurant
Cabbage & Condom Restaurant
Thai AIDS Awareness Cafe
What type of condoments would you like on your burger? Don't be surprised when the waiter drops off a condom with your bill at this restaurant. The Cabbage & Condom Restaurant in Thailand is trying to… MORE
DIY Condom Roses
DIY Condom Roses
Straightforward Valentine's Day Gifts for Your Sweetie
What could be a more “to the point” gift than a bouquet of condom roses for your valentine lover? If you decide to follow the instructions (see ‘via’ link below) to make your own, you may have to hunt… MORE
Hip-Hop Prophylactics
Hip-Hop Prophylactics
50 Cent releases Line of Condoms
50 Cent is so into having sex (not into making love) that he’s decided to emerge with his own brand of condoms. With the 50 Cent name attached to the prophylactics, he’s sure to make some money. However,… MORE
Energy Drinks That Come With Condoms
Energy Drinks That Come With Condoms
The Billy Boy
I had to do some research to convince myself that this one wasn’t a hoax. The Billy Boy energy drink is yet another creation stemming from the popularity of sport energy drinks. However, Billy Boy… MORE
Fashion Designer Condoms
Fashion Designer Condoms
Marc Jacobs Thinks Safe With Brightly Colored Prophylactics
Today’s consumers are constantly hunting for approvingly recognized brands, showing off classy style and distinct taste. It is safe to assume that many need a renowned label in order to be caught sporting… MORE
Pope Condoms
Pope Condoms
Prophylactics to Mock Pope Benedict XVI's Views on Contraception
This is a bit of a funny one: condoms are being sold with an image of Pope Benedict XVI preaching, with the tag line reading, “I said No." I know some people get off doing things they are not supposed… MORE
Celebrity Designed Condoms
Celebrity Designed Condoms
A-list for AIDS Awarness
What have Ashley Judd, Ethan Hawke, Margaret Cho, Dania Ramirez, Marc Ecko, Dita Von Teese and Tera Patrick got in common? They all spent the days prior to World Aids Day on December 1st creating and… MORE
Condom Couture
Condom Couture
Guilin Fashion Show
A Chinese condom manufacture Guilin Latex hosted a condom fashion show where condoms of different colors, flavors and sizes were used to make dresses, hats, a wedding dress, night gowns, bikinis, a clock,… MORE
Custom Condoms
Custom Condoms
Your Image on a Personalized Prophylactic
So, you are looking for a little lovin' on a Saturday night, but Miss Right decides to take a rain-check? You could offer her your business card with your contact details on it, but would this show your… MORE
Air Balloon Condoms
Air Balloon Condoms
Mile High Rubber Endorses Safe Sex
The Dutch public health service wanted to break a world record and educate young people at the same time. So they sailed a 127 foot pink condom balloon over a concert which read, "Safe Sex". More than… MORE
Fashion Condoms
Fashion Condoms
NARS Cosmetics Safer Set
NARS Cosmetics is showing their support for AIDS with the launch of their "Safer Set" kit which consists of a 'Multiple in Orgasm' blush cream stick and two condoms. NARS, who are know for marketing… MORE

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