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NIH Spends $400K To Figure Out Why Men Don't Like Condoms

samzenpus posted more than 5 years ago | from the as-obvious-as-the-rubber-nose-on-your-face dept.

Medicine 844

The National Institutes of Health has given $423,500 to researchers at Indiana University's Kinsey Institute to figure out why men don't like to wear condoms. The institute will also study why men have trouble using condoms and investigate "penile erection and sensitivity during condom application." "The project aims to understand the relationship between condom application and loss of erections and decreased sensation, including the role of condom skills and performance anxiety, and to find new ways to improve condom use among those who experience such problems," reads the abstract from Drs. Erick Janssen and Stephanie Sanders, both of the Kinsey Institute.

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844 comments

Easy Answer (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28430767)

Because the men who don't like condoms are dicks?

Re:Easy Answer (5, Funny)

Divebus (860563) | more than 5 years ago | (#28430873)

I could have answered that question for half of what they paid.

Re:Easy Answer (4, Funny)

Klistvud (1574615) | more than 5 years ago | (#28431341)

$423,500? They must be joking. They'll never get any firm results unless they come up with some hard, pulsating cash.

Re:Easy Answer (4, Insightful)

Hubbell (850646) | more than 5 years ago | (#28431555)

I'll give them the answer for free, but I'll gladly take a 50k donation, or even 1k:
IRC log which html in slashdot posts is gonna fuck up, but oh well:

[19:39] Hubbell> 450k to find out why men don't like condoms [19:39] Hubbell> are they serious? [19:39] Hubbell> i can tell you why [19:39] Hubbell> cause they reduce the sensation [19:39] Hubbell> and [19:39] Hubbell> its so much more enjoyable to bust inside a bitch [19:39] Hubbell> than to bust inside a condom [19:39] Hubbell> mother fucking common sense
bam. answered in under a minute.

Re:Easy Answer (5, Informative)

Ethanol-fueled (1125189) | more than 5 years ago | (#28431149)

No man would rather wear a condom if people didn't have pregnancies and STDs to worry about.

There should be more R&D funding into liquid condoms, which are basically a spermicidal lube infused with nonoxynol-9. Problem is that many women complain about nonoxynol-9 being too harsh, causing itching or burning. Nevertheless, the liquid condom would be the best solution because, let's face it, condoms do not prevent bodily juices from getting into uncovered parts.

Finally, condom manufacturers should offer more variance with respect to sizes. My favorite kind, Trojan Large [condomusa.com] , have been discontinued. The Magnums are too large for my weenie and regulars are too tight.

My endorsements for men with slightly above-average penises are Kimono and jimmiehatz [jimmiehatz.com] , which are black and may be weird for you and your partner if having a black dick is a problem.

Re:Easy Answer (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28431373)

No man would rather wear a condom if people didn't have pregnancies and STDs to worry about.

Cpt. Obvious, is that you?

Re:Easy Answer (4, Insightful)

Shadow of Eternity (795165) | more than 5 years ago | (#28431603)

Or to quote a Farker when the same story showed up there the other day:

"Same reason you don't like eating steak with a balloon an your tongue... you can feel it, but you can't taste it."

Re:Easy Answer (1, Insightful)

Manip (656104) | more than 5 years ago | (#28431243)

Men who disregard birth-control entirely are dicks. Condoms are pretty universally unpopular amongst men and are somewhat unpopular with women too.

Why? You're stretching a piece of rubber across places and both parties are fully aware of that fact. Do I need to explain more?

No... (5, Funny)

RichardJenkins (1362463) | more than 5 years ago | (#28431273)

Two reasons: 1. I'm too drunk to know better 2. I'm usually by myself

because they keep your sperm inside them (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28430775)

qed

Are you serious? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28430799)

It's because all men secretly want to pay child support.

Welcome to slashdot. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28430803)

Boy are you barking up the wrong tree!

yeah first post (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28430805)

i suffer from premature post!!!!

duh ummm (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28430809)

ummmm how about you just give me the cash and I'll tell you what will be in the report..... boot to da head as me and my friends used to always say.

Here it is for 5c (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28430813)

For men with smaller or chopped foreskins, condoms interfere with sexual pleasure and frankly, when I'm in bed with a beautiful naked girl, the last thing I need is for a cock sock. Pretty naked girl overrides sanity, to the point where if the condom gets in the way, the logical answer is to rip it off and go without.

Slashdot, news for nerds. Now bringing you, sex for geeks.

Re:Here it is for 5c (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28431669)

As a circumcised guy, it's more or less completely impossible for me to get off when using a condom. Sex feels vaguely warm, and that's about it. Not only that, but after a while of trying to get off and failing, my penis becomes so desensitized that I can't even get off through masturbation after I give up at sex. And this is using ultra thin condoms, even the kimono ones.

Re:Here it is for 5c (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28431715)

A public service announcement for all citizens of the US of A: stop mutilating your children's cocks.

Seriously, what is the matter with you nutjobs? The idea that circumcision promotes cock health is long since disproven. Put the knife down. Step away from the cock. Thank you.

Ask Richard Jeni (3, Funny)

ShadowRangerRIT (1301549) | more than 5 years ago | (#28430817)

This man already knows the answer [comedycentral.com] . (It's only 1 minute 22 seconds, so watch it)

Government (1, Insightful)

clampolo (1159617) | more than 5 years ago | (#28430829)

Glad to see that the US has a big surplus in the budget that we can afford to fund this stuff.

Re:Government (1)

Brian Gordon (987471) | more than 5 years ago | (#28431111)

$400k isn't that much of a surplus for a government contract.

How much do you think AIDS costs society? (0, Troll)

Nicolas MONNET (4727) | more than 5 years ago | (#28431325)

Such short sightedness, you gotta be a Repub.

Perhaps (4, Insightful)

arizwebfoot (1228544) | more than 5 years ago | (#28430831)

Maybe because it feels like you're trying to mate with a garden hose.

Re:Perhaps (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28430879)

Did mommy take away the vacuum cleaner from you after you gummed up the works?

Re:Perhaps (2, Funny)

Rakshasa Taisab (244699) | more than 5 years ago | (#28430925)

So what else am I supposed to mate with? Socks are much harder to clean.

Re:Perhaps (1)

interkin3tic (1469267) | more than 5 years ago | (#28431137)

I have no frame of reference for this comparison, but I'm mad I wasted all that money on dinners, movies, flowers, chocolates etc. A garden hose would have been cheaper.

Re:Perhaps (2, Interesting)

gmhowell (26755) | more than 5 years ago | (#28431355)

You think that's bad, wait for alimony and child support. High end prostitutes are cheap by comparison. (I actually saw a cost breakdown about that, showing cost per act of coitus with a high end prostitute vs. an ex wife. Sad, really)

Re:Perhaps (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28431411)

Maybe because it feels like you're trying to mate with a garden hose.

I've heard this over and over, and tried it both ways, and I think you're full of shit. It's exactly the same, except for cleanup and other details. Temporary loss of erection is present and kinda weird, but I suspect that's maybe related to the constriction of blood supply. Plus, ya know, temporary.

The question is, why do people keep saying this? It always *sounds* kind of like outrage, but why would one be outraged over something that doesn't actually happen?

Re:Perhaps (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28431763)

HUH?

Because.... (4, Funny)

Mortiss (812218) | more than 5 years ago | (#28430841)

Because it feels like picking your nose while wearing a latex glove....?

I will take that $400k now, thanks.

Volunteers? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28430843)

I'd volunteer to test the sensation part.

Also kinda funny that the mp3 graphic to post came up with womanly :D

Greater Good (3, Funny)

jlechem (613317) | more than 5 years ago | (#28430851)

I for one will volunteer heartily for this *ahem* study.

Geeks all over the US can finally say (5, Funny)

Freaky Spook (811861) | more than 5 years ago | (#28431031)

"Come on baby, it's for science!"

Re:Geeks all over the US can finally say (1)

calmofthestorm (1344385) | more than 5 years ago | (#28431475)

They've been saying that for years. I bet it will continue to work as well as it ever has.

Vasectomy (1)

lobiusmoop (305328) | more than 5 years ago | (#28430867)

I'll just point out that in a steady relationship it's _the_ most reliable method of birth control and the cheapest and simplest to implement long-term.

Re:Vasectomy (4, Funny)

Falconhell (1289630) | more than 5 years ago | (#28430997)

Yeh there nothing like a stable relationship to
stop you from having sex.

Oh wait you meant using a condom.

Re:Vasectomy (2, Insightful)

Falconhell (1289630) | more than 5 years ago | (#28431057)

Ooops, vasectomy not condom. That will teach me to read the subject line.

Re:Vasectomy (1)

iamhigh (1252742) | more than 5 years ago | (#28431433)

Meh, it still delivered as the second line was redundant anyway.

Re:Vasectomy (1)

QuantumG (50515) | more than 5 years ago | (#28431097)

Friend of mine got a scare or two when his girlfriend "went off the pill" in a, what he says, deliberate attempt to get pregnant. So he went off and got a vasectomy without telling her. Few years later they got married. Few years after that she went batshit insane and ended up committing herself. Turns out she had been seeing fertility expert after fertility expert who said it wasn't her, but she didn't believe it, and she refused to get him tested because she was sure it was her problem. Needless to say, they got divorced and she got a new boyfriend and had a bunch of kids and eventually got more sane and came and spoke to him about it and he insisted that he had told her about the vasectomy, and she insisted he didn't (he didn't) and she just put it down to the fact that she was insane (clinically diagnosed and all). Since then his relationships have become significantly less pathological and his current girlfriend is well aware that he wont be having any kids.
 

Re:Vasectomy (4, Insightful)

qbzzt (11136) | more than 5 years ago | (#28431255)

Sorry, but both sound like losers. Withholding such important information from a spouse / potential spouse is a recipe for disaster.

At least your friend won't procreate.

Re:Vasectomy (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28431447)

Morally wrong but so hilarious +1 you

Re:Vasectomy (1)

Hubbell (850646) | more than 5 years ago | (#28431591)

I'm showing this post to my dad cause he's met his fair share of crazy bitches in his life, and this post will make him laugh his ass off. Charlie Harper is his hero at the moment, but I'm quite sure your buddy will be once he reads this.

Re:Vasectomy (1)

Swizec (978239) | more than 5 years ago | (#28431641)

Your story makes me glad I've made it absolutely clear to my girlfriend that I am NOT having children and will deny any she has are mine. Yep. Very glad.

Re:Vasectomy (3, Interesting)

Gerafix (1028986) | more than 5 years ago | (#28431125)

It may be reliable but there are other side effects associated with them, and some are non-reversible even if you are able to reverse the physical procedure. Personally I would rather have something that is both free of side effects and reversible. This may be unattainable but it doesn't hurt to have goals. Sterilization cannot be counted on to be reversible and there are some side effects associated with such an operation that are less than desirable. For example your body will eventually create sperm antibodies that will search and destroy the sperm that get stuck in your system. This greatly reduces the reversibility of the procedure by itself. Also sperm buildup can create pressure which is uncomfortable. Ideally one would want the option that lets sperm move freely, while at the same time making sure that they are ineffective. Something like RISUG, actually.

Re:Vasectomy (1)

adminstring (608310) | more than 5 years ago | (#28431713)

sperm buildup can create pressure which is uncomfortable

Got a citation for that?

Re:Vasectomy (1)

qbzzt (11136) | more than 5 years ago | (#28431381)

I'll just point out that in a steady relationship it's _the_ most reliable method of birth control and the cheapest and simplest to implement long-term.

Only if you are 100% sure you'll never want to have children.

I'd think it was obvious to any man (5, Interesting)

syousef (465911) | more than 5 years ago | (#28430877)

They smell bad, they distract from the spontenaity of the moment, they decrease sensitivity, they're never handy at the moment you want them, they're disgusting to take off, they're awkward to dispose of.

Despite that they're a good trade when weighed against the possibility of 18 years of child support, or your penis turning green and falling off.

Re:I'd think it was obvious to any man (1)

Xistenz99 (1395377) | more than 5 years ago | (#28430943)

Exactly, that's why I would rather not have sex if my alternative was a condom because its not worth it

Re:I'd think it was obvious to any man (5, Funny)

Elitist_Phoenix (808424) | more than 5 years ago | (#28431359)

The cause of and solution to all of life's problems... alcohol!
Smell - Keep drinking
Spontaneity - If you and her are sufficiently boosed, no biggy... hell even feel free to miss the hole a couple of times.
Sensitivity - If shes boosed, means you can pound harder.
Can't find one? - Douche her with it later (really sorry about this one)
Disgusting to take off and dispose of? - Drink more and then you'll be playing the awesome game of seeing how many you can get to stick to the hotel ceiling!
Stds - Either drench if it 95% straight afterwards and if that didn't work start drinking to forget about the AIDS.

Then for later on in life or after the mistake:
Children - Drink more it'll numb the pain.

This Post was sponsored by Duff beer... Ohh yeah!!

it interrupts the flow of things and so (4, Funny)

circletimessquare (444983) | more than 5 years ago | (#28430901)

it can make your dick go limp

its the same as being in a sexually arousing situation and suddenly being asked to fill out form 1040A and pay your taxes right now

(with apologies to all of the IRS fetishists)

Re:it interrupts the flow of things and so (1)

fiannaFailMan (702447) | more than 5 years ago | (#28431077)

I've figured a solution to that problem. Put to Joe Bag on while you're going down on her. Doesn't interrupt the flow at all. Once she realizes you're wearing it she asks "when did you put that on?!" You tell her, and she's amazed at your talent, horning her up all the more. Ta daaa!

Seriously though, I don't know about guys who don't have foreskins, but condoms are deadly uncomfortable for a non-circumcised dick. More times than enough I've had to pull out before I've finished the job because it feels like my tip is being pinched. I think they need more lubrication on the inside. Plus they don't stretch very easily, you'd need to apply considerable pressure to get them to expand, and the average guy's blood flow is not going to do that. I suppose it's one of the trade-offs of reliability.

Re:it interrupts the flow of things and so (1)

cruff (171569) | more than 5 years ago | (#28431417)

Plus they don't stretch very easily, you'd need to apply considerable pressure to get them to expand, and the average guy's blood flow is not going to do that.

You aren't supposed to use latex balloons for condoms! No wonder you have those problems. :-)

Re:it interrupts the flow of things and so (1)

adminstring (608310) | more than 5 years ago | (#28431755)

I think they need more lubrication on the inside.

There's no reason you can't lube up before putting it on.

Get back on k5 already (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28431087)

we miss yuor vertispam

k5 is dead to me (1)

circletimessquare (444983) | more than 5 years ago | (#28431193)

i could handle all of the griefers and lamers and the dupes

but the racism really bothers me

i thought nothing in that cesspool would get to me, but k5 just kept sinking and getting sleazier by the day. so now i know my limits: i can't handle racists, i have nothing for them except revulsion

Re:k5 is dead to me (1)

cyber-vandal (148830) | more than 5 years ago | (#28431349)

Wow, I thought you were a lifer there. I left it ages ago for similar reasons. It's a real shame because it used to be a great place for an interesting argument.

Re:k5 is dead to me (1)

Shadow of Eternity (795165) | more than 5 years ago | (#28431533)

K5: "I just read it for the bees"

Re:k5 is dead to me (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28431681)

>> bees

tards?

Re:k5 is dead to me (1)

Shadow of Eternity (795165) | more than 5 years ago | (#28431733)

no the stories written by the beekeeper dude.

Re:it interrupts the flow of things and so (5, Funny)

jfengel (409917) | more than 5 years ago | (#28431597)

its the same as being in a sexually arousing situation and suddenly being asked to fill out form 1040A and pay your taxes right now

Are you really, really bad at putting on a condom, or are you really, really good at filling out your taxes?

Re:it interrupts the flow of things and so (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28431725)

Serioulsy? If you can't hold an erection for a minute while in bed with a naked woman (or man, I guess), perhaps you really weren't that horny in the first place.

Stimulus (spending) (5, Funny)

TopSpin (753) | more than 5 years ago | (#28430907)

Stimulus....package

Too easy. (not hard?)

STOP NOW!

Unatural (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28430919)

Another $100,000 will be used to investigate why people don't like to wear wet socks

Hookers already know why... (1)

bagboy (630125) | more than 5 years ago | (#28430933)

I'm sure they've heard all the reasons. Why not just ask them at a rate of $20 per hour.

Lovemaking vs. Hoagie Stuffing (2, Interesting)

zippthorne (748122) | more than 5 years ago | (#28430945)

Can you really call it "making love" if you have to put on plastic gloves like a freakin' subway sandwich artist? Really intimate...

Re:Lovemaking vs. Hoagie Stuffing (2, Funny)

Elitist_Phoenix (808424) | more than 5 years ago | (#28431579)

Can you really call it "making love" if you have to put on plastic gloves like a freakin' subway sandwich artist? Really intimate...

Great thanks for that mental image... now I can't eat my lunch.

Brings up another issue. (5, Insightful)

Gerafix (1028986) | more than 5 years ago | (#28430949)

Another issue, and one might say more important, is that there are so few options for men for birth control. Let's see, we have... condoms or sterilization. Great. One isn't reliable and the other can have serious side effects. How about we put that money into researching new and improved methods that have fewer and less severe side effects? Personally I would absolutely take hormonal treatments if the side effects were reasonable. It drives me crazy that as a society we are complacent with half our population not having a reliable and effective means for preventing unwanted pregnancy. Better yet things like RISUG would be absolutely wonderful, yet they don't get researched in western bureaucracy because it wouldn't be profitable enough than having people constantly paying for condoms or hormones. The injustice that has befallen us males is absolutely cause for a revolution in how we conduct health care in our society.

Re:Brings up another issue. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28431257)

How about just some kind of no-side-effects, no-permanent-damage pill for men that just kills your sex drive? As in, a once-daily tablet that flat-out kills the urge completely as long as you're taking it, and returns it full strength when you stop? Hell, I'd pay for that at this point...

but I can see lots of abuse by women buying it and putting it in their SO's drinks... maybe give it a distinctive flavor?

Re:Brings up another issue. (1)

Gerafix (1028986) | more than 5 years ago | (#28431459)

We have that already in non-pill form, it's called Slashdot.

Re:Brings up another issue. (1)

Shadow of Eternity (795165) | more than 5 years ago | (#28431553)

or a distinctive side-effect... like a gold ring appearing around your finger?

Re:Brings up another issue. (1)

Fred IV (587429) | more than 5 years ago | (#28431599)

Such a thing exists...it's called World of Warcraft

Re:Brings up another issue. (2, Insightful)

gmhowell (26755) | more than 5 years ago | (#28431487)

Didn't you get the memo? Only women have reproductive rights in the US. They will split things with you however and give you all the bills.

What exactly is the main thrust of the study? (5, Insightful)

Toonol (1057698) | more than 5 years ago | (#28430953)

If it's to study "why men don't like condoms", as it is being widely reported, then yes, the study is a waste of money. The reason is obvious to anybody that's ever used one.

However, if the study is "how can we FIX what men don't like about condoms", then the study becomes very important, and might benefit society immensely. If a condom could be constructed that didn't impede feeling at all, there would be huge benefits, a great reduction in unwanted pregnancies.

Also, if they made one that felt BETTER, we could eliminate women altogether.

Re:What exactly is the main thrust of the study? (5, Informative)

daid303 (843777) | more than 5 years ago | (#28431041)

Also, if they made one that felt BETTER, we could eliminate women altogether.

You sir, are lining up for a darwin award.

Re:What exactly is the main thrust of the study? (1)

93 Escort Wagon (326346) | more than 5 years ago | (#28431089)

Also, if they made one that felt BETTER, we could eliminate women altogether.

Well, this being Slashdot, I think we've already got that one covered.

Re:What exactly is the main thrust of the study? (2, Funny)

Xistenz99 (1395377) | more than 5 years ago | (#28431191)

You said "thrust"

Re:What exactly is the main thrust of the study? (1)

binarybum (468664) | more than 5 years ago | (#28431357)

If it's to study "why men don't like condoms", as it is being widely reported, then yes, the study is a waste of money. The reason is obvious to anybody that's ever used one.

Have you ever been to the NIH? While there are plenty more women than here on slashdot, the net sexual activity is probably pretty similar.

Re:What exactly is the main thrust of the study? (1)

JamesP (688957) | more than 5 years ago | (#28431701)

However, if the study is "how can we FIX what men don't like about condoms", then the study becomes very important,

Well, that's a tough one...

INCREASE ITS BLOODY DIAMETER, THAT'S HOW

Cheaper than treating AIDS for 1 1/2 people (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28431007)

>>"a project government watchdogs say is a nearly-half-a-million-dollar waste of taxpayer money"

the lifetime cost of treating an HIV-positive person exceeds $400,000 and can run as high as $648,000

(http://www.advocate.com/news_detail_ektid19334.asp)

So, if only TWO PEOPLE on government health care (Medicaid, Medicare, Veterans or Prisoners) DON'T get AIDS as a result of this study, then it saved us money.

I'd say that's a pretty good investment.

Because they are a con (5, Funny)

zmollusc (763634) | more than 5 years ago | (#28431017)

Condoms are the biggest con around. You have to buy them in a three pack, you use one to test for fit, then you notice they have a use-by date only four years away!!

Re:Because they are a con (5, Funny)

Elitist_Phoenix (808424) | more than 5 years ago | (#28431143)

Condoms are the biggest con around. You have to buy them in a three pack, you use one to test for fit, then you notice they have a use-by date only four years away!!

It called the "hooker pack". One to test, two to double bag it.

Re:Because they are a con (2, Funny)

ignavus (213578) | more than 5 years ago | (#28431549)

But think of the fun you can have trying to make catapults with them.

Easy answer (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28431047)

Because they rip off half of my pubes during the money shot.

DUH! (3, Interesting)

LoRdTAW (99712) | more than 5 years ago | (#28431049)

Because bareback is the way mother nature intended and it feels a hell of allot better. My first girlfriend at first insisted on using condoms each time and I had no problem with that. Then one night right in the heat of the moment my rubber broke while putting it on. She pretty much just said to hell with it and we did it with no condom. At that point we liked the feeling so much better that we stopped using condoms and I just pulled out every time. After a scare she decided to go on birth control which increased the fun as I could now finish the job without worrying about being a father. She put on some weight (like 7 pounds) and that was enough for her to quit the pill. We went out for three years and contraception was only used for a total of about 6 months of that with no pregnancy. Not too bad. Although after her I always use rubbers after learning a friend got his girlfriend pregnant even though he pulled out.

So its a big fucking no duh as to why men don't want to use rubbers. I still wish I could be that naive and uncaring but I have to be smart.

Re:DUH! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28431501)

a friend got his girlfriend pregnant even though he pulled out

How unexpected...

Re:DUH! (1)

broken_chaos (1188549) | more than 5 years ago | (#28431637)

WARNING: Story may not reflect your experiences. Do not attempt.

Remember everyone... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28431067)

This money is part of the $1T Porkulus package. This is what happens when politicians fix things.

Thank F*ck (0, Redundant)

Elitist_Phoenix (808424) | more than 5 years ago | (#28431127)

Finally our tax dollars doing something useful :-P

Its the ladies (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28431259)

As soon as the lady friend looks at you as a serious boyfriend they want to get rid of the condom. So to keep the rika-rika going the man says sure. Why the lady says that? Get another $400,000.
But don't ask anyone on Slash/Virgin.

err (1, Funny)

screamphilling (1173499) | more than 5 years ago | (#28431281)

I think guys are biologically programmed to want to cum as deep inside a girl as possible. (at least I am) It feels so much better and more fulfilling. Whenever I clear the pipes inside the condom (at least when the reservoir is small) it's always disappointing. I can feel it hit that latex barrier. Even with pulling out, you've always gotta go somewhere. The second best place is the mouth of course...

My girlfriend says that she finds it hott when I cum inside her.

Granted, condoms are definitely worth it for the risk-reducing factor. The new Durex Avanti synthetic latex are pretty nice. Reservoir stretches out pretty nicely. Also the natural-lamb but they are hella expensive and don't prevent stds...

More FOX then News (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28431293)

The article is more FOX then news, as if focuses on the people complaining about it. This is the network who's only endorsed form of sex-ed is abstinence "education."

You might be quibling on the pricetag, but if this could increase condom use it could have incredible healthcare benefits. And you know what, ultra-right-wing pundits?, greater condom use = less abortions; pick your f-ing battles.

Another political cheap shot at public expense (4, Insightful)

tgibbs (83782) | more than 5 years ago | (#28431383)

I knew when I saw this news item that it would turn out to be dishonest. There is one very obvious reason why men don't like to wear condoms ("it doesn't feel as good...duh"). So I suspected immediately that this isn't actually what the study is about, and it's just a matter of a politician or lobbyist phrasing it this way to try to score a cheap shot at the expense of the public welfare. Because, of course, there is a huge public benefit to condoms: The reduce unwanted pregnancies, which often end up imposing a substantial financial and social burden on the public. And they reduce the spread of diseases that also end up costing the public money, not to mention placing those dear to us in peril--sometimes mortal peril.

And while men don't much like condoms, there are many reasons for them to want to use them--to protect themselves against disease, to protect themselves against unwanted financial obligations, and even out of consideration for their partner's well-being.

So any change that would shift that balance a bit to encourage correct usage of condoms, even by a small amount, could provide a huge public benefit.

But of course, there are always going to be some selfish people who don't care about protecting other people's health, or reducing the financial burden on the public from diseases and unwanted pregnancies. All they see is a chance to score a benefit for themselves or their own cause--and if it ultimately at the expense of the public, well, that's not their problem.

Reminds me of my "ex" blow up doll (1)

Bob_Who (926234) | more than 5 years ago | (#28431393)

....every time I see the rubber it reminds me of her.

Needs to be a blinded, controlled study: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28431483)

Man has sex 100 times, randomized half with condom, half without and he doesn't know which during the sex.
Rate each time and see if sex with condom isn't as good.

I volunteer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

cheap wow gold (-1, Offtopic)

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Re:cheap wow gold (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28431531)

blech, a spammer here too!

please, next time use a condom or you too might father a child who grows up to be a goldspammer.

Cutting to comercials. (2, Funny)

fenring (1582541) | more than 5 years ago | (#28431513)

Men hate condoms because it's like cutting to comercials right before the end of a good movie. You're really into the story, you really want to find out who's the killer and then Bam! five minute break. Might as well go get a sandwich or something.

Re:Cutting to comercials. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28431751)

Yea I mean its fine for her to stop you and say "wait what about the condom" but when I try to leave to go make a sandwich I'm "ruining the moment" and "weird"

Japanese condoms (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28431679)

I always thought Japan was way ahead of N. America when it came to condom manufacturing. A lot of the Japanese condoms I've tried (Crown, Kimono, etc.) are very thin, yet strong. It almost feels like you are wearing nothing at all.

Easy solution. (4, Funny)

B5_geek (638928) | more than 5 years ago | (#28431777)

I discovered that housepaint is made from latex. Condoms are made from latex.

Now I keep a can of Sears Weather-beater next to my bed.

anonymous coward (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28431783)

Being asked to wear a condom is like being offered a sumptuous feast prepared by your favorite chef and then being told you won't be able to taste it. Sure, you can eat the meal, feel somewhat sated afterward, but you've lost all the delicate and bold flavors, the textures and sensations. You've lost the joy of the experience, even if you aren't [as] hungry afterward.

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