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Rappler's latest stories on condoms


[Two Pronged] He won't use a condom during sex

Oct 06, 2019 - 2:30 PM

'He says that it doesn't feel as good and not as intimate'

China's U.S. tariff hike to target condoms, wine, pianos

May 31, 2019 - 11:05 PM

The move will cap a week that was marked by a heated war of words and Chinese threats to curb exports of rare earths, which are key to US tech industries

Cabbages & Condoms: A healthy, balanced diet

Feb 08, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Sex education is on the menu at this quirky Bangkok restaurant

CABBAGES & CONDOMS. The Bangkok restaurant promotes safe sex. Photos courtesy of Equity Initiative 2018

What you need to know about condoms

Feb 02, 2019 - 9:00 AM

From how to properly open a packet, to how to store them, here's what you should know to make the most out of this birth control method

Self-lubricating latex could boost condom use – study

Oct 17, 2018 - 2:41 PM

Because the material has yet to be approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, the liquid-loving latex has yet to be tested during intercourse

Dangerous ‘condom-snorting challenge’ viral among U.S. teens

Apr 03, 2018 - 2:37 PM

The viral internet 'challenge' has people snorting condoms into their nose and pulling it out of their mouth

World-record, ultra-thin condom to debut in 2020 Tokyo Games

Mar 21, 2018 - 2:03 PM

Japan condom makers are proud its 'barely there' construction will encourage safe sex among the world's fittest athletes

ULTRA-THIN. An employee of Japanese condom maker Sagami Rubber Industries performs quality tests for randomly picked condoms at the company's testing facility in Atsugi, Kanagawa prefecture. Photo by Behrouz Mehri/AFP.

[OPINION | DASH of SAS ] Condoms not pleasant? Get a cockblocker

Feb 24, 2018 - 7:30 PM

An old man who, by his own admission, can’t get it up without popping a pill and a group of men forbidden to indulge in carnal desires have positioned themselves as voices of authority when it comes to sexual health

'A batch of yellow, blue and red condoms' image courtesy Shutterstock

After Duterte’s remarks, PopCom reminds public condoms prevent HIV

Feb 19, 2018 - 7:37 PM

Commission on Population chief Juan Antonio Perez III says condoms are 'the preferred method' to prevent sexually transmitted diseases

Duterte slammed for saying condoms 'not pleasurable'

Feb 17, 2018 - 12:10 PM

'President Duterte should stop making thoughtless, reckless, and irresponsible statements at the expense of public health,' says Senator Risa Hontiveros

CONDOM JOKE. President Rodrigo Duterte jokes about condoms as he welcomes overseas Filipino workers from Kuwait. Malacañang photo

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Feb 13, 2018 - 9:00 PM

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Lack of condom use contributes to rising HIV infections in PH

Feb 05, 2018 - 5:17 PM

'Successive Philippine governments have failed miserably to propagate condom use and educate young Filipinos to avoid HIV transmission,' says Carlos Conde of Human Rights Watch

Pyeongchang sets Winter Olympic record – for condoms

Feb 01, 2018 - 5:25 PM

'We don't expect the athletes to use them all'

OLYMPIC SOUVENIR. This undated handout photo provided by condom-making company Convenience Co. in Seoul on February 1, 2018 shows a product shot of its 'original natural fit premium latex condom.' Convenience Co/Handout/AFP

Want free condoms? SafeSpacesPH app tells you where you can get it

Dec 30, 2017 - 3:57 PM

SafeSpacesPH is a mobile application where establishments that dispense condoms with water-based lubricants can be located

An actual interface of the Safe Spaces App showing the location of Depots and its details. Photo from LoveYourself

Slum mothers' lives endangered by failure to implement RH law

Nov 24, 2017 - 1:01 PM

The number of Filipinas who die from complications of giving birth remains high, according to the United Nations figures

This Bangkok restaurant is covered in condoms – for good reason

Nov 07, 2017 - 10:02 PM

At Cabbages & Condoms, it's all about safe sex

CABBAGES AND CONDOMS. The restaurant gives out free condoms and raises funds for a family planning non-profit. Rappler screenshot

Sotto grills Ubial over foreign trips, WHO-funded travels

Oct 03, 2017 - 3:09 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial maintains that her international trips are all aboveboard

CONFIRMATION HEARING. Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial faces the Commission on Appointments panel deliberating on her confirmation on October 3, 2017. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

#PugadBaboy: Internet vs Intercourse

Sep 29, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Malaysian company to launch nasi lemak-flavored condoms

Sep 27, 2017 - 2:16 PM

Industry giant Karex, which claims to be the world's biggest condom maker, is now set to launch a condom inspired by nasi lemak

Orgies and Tinder: Millennials are having a lot of sex, some with a deadly price

Jul 01, 2017 - 8:27 PM

An old virus has new victims: HIV is now infecting the youth faster than any other age group due in part to technology and unsafe sex

[DASH of SAS] Running out of birth control and running out of time

Apr 24, 2017 - 11:02 PM

What women need to do as birth control pills and other hormonal contraception options disappear from drug stores

Briones: No condom distribution in schools

Jan 31, 2017 - 12:06 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says health centers are tasked with condom distribution

EDUCATION SPENDING. Education Secretary Leonor Briones says the Philippines can only show it deserves to spend 6% of the GDP on education by catching up on commitments to deliver services. Screenshot from Rappler

[DASH of SAS] Schools as access points for condoms

Jan 21, 2017 - 5:03 PM

Education and health agencies tackle strategies that will address the glaring information gap in sexual literacy among the Filipino youth

Condoms in schools? Sotto hits Ubial for 'imposing' beliefs on Filipinos

Jan 17, 2017 - 4:00 PM

It s insensitive to dismiss the sentiment of a conservative culture just because they failed to implement effective health programs says Senator Vicente Sotto III

Screenshot of Ubial from Rappler; Sotto file photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

QC mayor bans DOH from giving out condoms in public schools

Jan 15, 2017 - 1:42 PM

We will allow the use of QC public health facilities but not QC public schools says Quezon City mayor Herbert bautista

NO CONDOM DISTRIBUTION. Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista prohibits the Department of Health's planned distribution of condoms in public schools in the city. File photo by AFP

Condoms in schools won't cut it

Jan 02, 2017 - 4:41 PM

There is no quick fix to the problem of HIV and unwanted pregnancy among our youth but we must start quickly on the path toward the right solutions


Briones: Condoms won't be given out like leaflets in schools

Dec 15, 2016 - 2:35 PM

Hindi naman sa tatayo sila diyan sa pinto bawat pumapasok bibigyan kagaya ng nagbibigay ng leaflet diyan… Hindi ganoon It has to be done very carefully says Education Secretary Leonor Briones

PREVENT HIV/AIDS. Education Secretary Leonor Briones says the plan to distribute condoms in schools should be done carefully and with great sensitivity. Briones file photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

High approval for cannabis, other measures in US vote

Nov 09, 2016 - 2:43 PM

US voters also weighed in on a slew of ballot measures including several related to marijuana gun control and the death penalty

Voters cast their ballots at voting machines at Shadow Ridge High School on Election Day on November 8, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Americans across the nation are picking their choice for the next president of the United States. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Mexico's Olympians get condoms over Zika fears

Jul 19, 2016 - 12:41 PM

Mexican athletes get an anti Zika kit with Mosquito repellent antibacterial hand gel and condoms

GO FOR GOLD. Olympic organizers in Brazil have taken measures to ensure that the athletes play it safe in Rio.

Use of modern family planning methods in PH rose in 2015 – report

Jun 22, 2016 - 4:15 PM

A report says government and non governmental organizations allocated a total of P40 70 billion in 2015 for the implementation of the Reproductive Health law

Rio Olympics sets record - in free condoms for athletes

May 20, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Officials will be distributing 450 000 condoms to the 10 500 athletes expected to compete at the 2016 Olympics

GO FOR GOLD. Olympic organizers in Brazil have taken measures to ensure that the athletes play it safe in Rio.

Aussie team preps extra-strong condoms for Olympics

May 16, 2016 - 10:53 AM

Australia s Olympians will be issued with free super strength condoms in Rio to minimize any infection from the Zika virus

California won't force porn actors to wear condoms

Feb 19, 2016 - 3:36 PM

The industry has never been opposed to condoms but performers should be in charge of what enters their body or not says Eric Paul Leue executive director of the Free Speech Coalition

NOT REQUIRED. California officials voted down a proposal to require porn actors to wear condoms

Youth-friendly HIV testing center opens in Manila

Feb 16, 2016 - 12:38 AM

LoveYourself Uni also functions as a community center where people can hang out in a safe non judgmental environment

LOVE YOURSELF. The LoveYourself hubs are powered by over 600 trained volunteer counselors. Photo by Ana Santos

How I got HIV and how it changed my life

Dec 01, 2015 - 12:26 PM

When a slightly more attractive guy wanted me and he didn’t want to use a condom I caved in So when my health began to deteriorate late last year I already knew what happened to my body

SAKSIKAN: Serunya 'condom water challenge'

Nov 29, 2015 - 4:52 PM

Tantangan ini untuk membuktikan bahwa kondom terbuat dari bahan yang sangat lentur sehingga tidak mudah sobek

KONDOM. Sebuah video viral mengampanyekan seks aman menggunakan kondom lewat 'Condom Water Challenge'

Indonesian district to ban sale of condoms 'to prevent premarital sex'

Nov 24, 2015 - 6:40 PM

The local administration in Luwu on central Sulawesi island will soon send a notification to convenience stores giving them a week to remove condoms from their shelves

NO CONDOMS ALLOWED. An Indonesian district is set to ban condoms to discourage the youth from having sex. Photo from Shutterstock

[Dash of SAS] Let’s have a condom talk

Oct 21, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Here are 5 things you should know about those nifty little love gloves

The sex talk: How my Mom taught me about sex

Oct 12, 2015 - 3:07 PM

I was expecting a sentimental moment when I was about to leave my mother for another country thousands of miles away for college But instead of words of wisdom goodbye tears and warm hugs she handed me a pack of condoms inside a cassette box

CONDOMS. Orange-colored condoms on sale in a condom shop in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 24 June 2014. Rob Van Lonkhuijsen/EPA

WHO urges preventative ARVs for those at high risk for HIV

Sep 30, 2015 - 9:29 PM

According to the UN health agency prophylactic or precautionary treatment should become an additional prevention choice available to high risk individuals along with counseling access to condoms and safe injection material

PREVENTATIVE ARV. In this file photo, a South African sister prepares Anti-Retroviral medicines (ARVs) for patients at the St. Michaels Hospice in Cape Town, South Africa Friday August 11, 2006. File photo by Nic Bothma/EPA

Heat of the moment and no condom? What to do

Sep 19, 2015 - 5:49 PM

So what happens when you re making out but you or your partner don t have a condom? Here s advice for different scenarios

  ("A batch of yellow, blue and red condoms" image courtesy Shutterstock)

How to fight HIV: Show you care or sow fear?

Aug 12, 2015 - 11:02 PM

Educating people encouraging them to practice safer sex and making HIV testing and condoms widely accessible are more sustainable solutions to stopping HIV

AGAINST HIV. #SaveSexy Laboracay Race is one of the various campaigns against HIV in the Philippines.  Evan TanAGAINST HIV. #SaveSexy Laboracay Race is one of the various campaigns against HIV in the Philippines.  Evan Tan

On preventing HIV/AIDS: Are you afraid of condoms?

Jul 08, 2015 - 3:01 PM

Low condom use continues despite the many efforts of advocates to raise awareness on HIV AIDS and the scientific studies proving the role of condoms in HIV prevention

[Dash of SAS] Birth control buffet

Jun 03, 2015 - 3:13 PM

This birth control buffet takes your needs in consideration; condoms come in boxes of 12 and 24 giving you the option not to go back for seconds or thirds

Photo by Ana Santos

South Korean condom stock goes up after adultery ruling

Feb 26, 2015 - 3:13 PM

South Korea s adultery ruling sends shares in the country s biggest condom maker surging

DKT eyes 30M condom sales in 2015

Feb 16, 2015 - 2:25 PM

The Philippines biggest condom manufacturer wants to recover from slightly thin earnings in 2014

Condoms vs chocolates in PH on Valentines Day

Feb 14, 2015 - 7:39 PM

A colorful flower market in Manila became the unlikely battleground over the use of contraception in Catholic dominated Philippines

CONDOMS VS CHOCOLATES. In the Philippines, Valentine's Day becomes a showcase of campaigns on sex and the family. Photos from Shutterstock

Men who have sex with men: Hidden and at risk for HIV

Dec 01, 2014 - 6:08 PM

In the world’s most populous Muslim nation HIV infection is growing among men who have sex with men And it s not always easy to know who they are

DNA test: Condoms in motel not from Laude, Pemberton

Nov 28, 2014 - 7:04 PM

The Laude family s lawyer however says the negative DNA test doesn t prove that Joseph Scott Pemberton didn t murder Jennifer Laude

OLONGAPO MURDER. CCTV footage shows the victim, Jennifer Laude, and the suspect, US Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton, before the crime allegedly happened in a motel in Olongapo City.

Giant pink condom rolled out in Sydney

Nov 07, 2014 - 5:01 PM

The giant sheath is placed over a heritage listed obelisk at Hyde Park in the center of the city