Condom testing

I have never wanted to blog about condoms, and I do so now only because it appeals to my sense of irony: – Condom testing reveals best brands – Jan 4, 2005

A melon-colored model distributed by Planned Parenthood performed the worst, bursting during a test in which the latex condoms were filled with air.

Well, now. This is quite amusing, but not as amusing as one of the last paragraphs:

While abstinence has a 0 percent failure rate, doing nothing to prevent pregnancy has an 85 percent failure rate, the group found.

I wonder who came up with that statistic. Many people “try” abstinence, and a lot of them are called “parents”.

OK, no more condom blogging for a while. Or abstinence blogging, for that matter.


  1. Ha Ha.
    I am one of six children. My devoutly Catholic mother stated that abstinence worked just fine, “as long as Mom didn’t get drunk.” Have always wondered which ones of us were a result of alcohol. Suspect it may be 2 of my brothers born in early October. (Can’t ask her as she is now deceased.)

  2. WTH are you talking about, Doc? “Parents” don’t “try” abstinence.

    Married men are FORCED into abstinence by their wives! I’ve been married for about 8 years now and am not quite the porn star I was when I was only married for a couple of years. But, I also made two kids, which seems to have an adverse affect on my wife’s energy levels.