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Mad Jay
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Pronto : THe best way to get it on

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Letís face it, using an ordinary condom is a real pain in the butt. First, you have to tear the pack open, often using your teeth. Then you have to take the condom out of the pack Ė this is a slippery business at the best of times. Next, you have to figure out which is the right side up, before you can unroll it. By the time the condomís on, the mood is halfway out the window...

Fortunately, those days are over. Introducing PRONTO, the condom for the new millennium. The PRONTO condom can be applied in a few seconds. And itís a lot more convenient to use, compared to an ordinary condom. You simply crack the pack open and unroll the condom directly onto the penis. Sounds too good to be true? See for yourself, by clicking on the demo:

Unfortunately, it's not available in the US yet

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GenYus
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quote:
Letís face it, using an ordinary condom is a real pain in the butt.
If this is the case, the article writer's boyfriend should start using lubricated condoms.

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Major D. Saster
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Nice demo.

http://www.prontocondoms.co.za/demo_mov.htm

Does it also work on a penis ? [Big Grin]

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I can't decide if people have slipped to a new low of laziness and stupidity, or if this is the greatest thing I've ever seen.

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Roadie
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That whole "cracking" thing, I don't know. Wouldn't that rule out keeping them in your wallet? [lol]

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Nonny Mouse, on Santa's laptop
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My concern: Have these things been extensively tested to ensure that the mechanism by which they're opened and applied doesn't damage the condom itself?

Nonny

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Mad Jay
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quote:
Originally posted by Roadie:
That whole "cracking" thing, I don't know. Wouldn't that rule out keeping them in your wallet? [lol]

I was assuming that the package will inside a more sturdier cover. That would make it a bit bulkier, but if you ask me to choose between a fat wallet and wasting time rolling down a condom, I would take a fatter wallet [Big Grin]

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Spamamander in a pear tree
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Well you aren't supposed to keep them in your wallet anyway... [Razz]

I think this is seriously cool. I once read that condom instructions required a college-level reading ability to comprehend- and frankly, the few times I've been in an, erm, situation where a condom was needed I had to have the male half do it because I was way too fumble-fingered to get it right. Hell I might try one on hubby if they become available just because that looks sort of fun! [lol]

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Arriah
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Did anyone else look at the adverts tab on that web site? The one with the vegetables was a little bit disturbing.

ETA punctuation since voice recognition isn't very good at it.

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HollowMan
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quote:
Originally posted by Filet o' Spamamander:
I once read that condom instructions required a college-level reading ability to comprehend-

I think "college level" was a bit exaggerated. The instructions on mine seem like something a high school aged individual can figure out.

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The Goof
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That is cool!

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candycane from strangers
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quote:
Originally posted by Non-Aquatic Mouse:
My concern: Have these things been extensively tested to ensure that the mechanism by which they're opened and applied doesn't damage the condom itself?

Nonny

That's what I was wondering as well. As long as ther's no problem there I think this is great!

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Jay Temple
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I watched the demo. Either they've made it so that you can put it on from either side--which by itself would have been quite an accomplishment--or they still need a mechanism to tell you which side goes on top ... in the dark. (I have a couple ideas on this.)

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Bassist
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Personally I heartily endorse this idea. The last time I had to use one it took so long to get the damned thing rolled on the right way (first her, then me) that the "mood" was quite diminished. This would have helped immensely!

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Lady Neeva
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Am I the only one who really never had a problem applying condoms to my partner? Sure, it took a couple seconds, but it wasn't particularly a mood killer.

Course, the last time I did that I was a teenager... so I doubt much of anything *could* have killed the mood. Now I'm married, so pregnancy is much less of a concern and disease just isn't a concern, so it doesn't matter... we don't use them heh.

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ThistleSoftware
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Lady Neeva, you are not the only one. I learned to put a condom on when I was around 13 or 14 (in health class, you perverts) and have never had a snag. Nor have I ever gotten pregnant.

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Jay Temple
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ThistleSmelt and Lady Neeva, the fact that you put the condom on him goes a long way toward maintaining the mood.

Reminds me of the Basic Instinct sketch with Androgynous Pat in it.

Police officer: Did you put the condom on, or did your partner?
Pat: We put it on together. It was part of the foreplay!

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Cervus
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quote:
Originally posted by Lady Neeva:
Am I the only one who really never had a problem applying condoms to my partner? Sure, it took a couple seconds, but it wasn't particularly a mood killer.

No, you're not the only one. I originally was going to post "We've never taken more than a few seconds to open the package and put it on" but I was afraid that would sound like bragging. But it's true; putting on condoms has never diminished the mood for us nor taken a significant amount of time. It used to actually heighten the anticipation for me. Our problem now is that we've reached a level of intimacy which makes condoms feel distracting, so we're looking into alternative methods of BC.

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Erin
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It seems like there would be a lot of risk in breaking these both by opening the package and by stretching the sides like that to pull it down. Also, there's no space left at the top for ejaculate, so doesn't that mean more likeliness of leakage?

I've never had a problem with regular condoms either though.

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Eddylizard
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quote:
Originally posted by Erin:
It seems like there would be a lot of risk in breaking these both by opening the package and by stretching the sides like that to pull it down. Also, there's no space left at the top for ejaculate, so doesn't that mean more likeliness of leakage?

I've never had a problem with regular condoms either though.

Can't find cites, but haven't some studies shown that pinching the teat end of the condom is un-necessary. After all they can safely hold a litre or more of water, which is why they are part of many basic survival kits. so five milliliters or so of ejaculate shouldn't compromise them.

ETA Also some condoms don't have a teat at all. For example a brand once popular with the former Mrs. Lizard and I, which I think was called 'Durex Gold."

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Pondicherry Pi
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quote:
Originally posted by Erin:
Also, there's no space left at the top for ejaculate, so doesn't that mean more likeliness of leakage?

Maybe I'm seeing things (and I don't claim to have perfect vision), but I'm pretty sure I saw a receptacle tip on it. It's clearer in the "Jacob" advert.

I think it is kinda neat, although I, like others, haven't ever had to much trouble with the "normal variety". I'm dying to buy some and attack the vegatables, though. (That sounds like some sort of horrible euphemism... sorry.)

(Edited to reduce quoted portion.)

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I personally never had a problem putting a condom on my partner, and I didn't even use my hands [Wink]

But I personally thought this was a great idea even though my DH and I don't use them now.

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Can't find cites, but haven't some studies shown that pinching the teat end of the condom is un-necessary. After all they can safely hold a litre or more of water, which is why they are part of many basic survival kits. so five milliliters or so of ejaculate shouldn't compromise them.
At my frosh week's "condom olympics" last year we found that a condom can hold 16 litres of water before bursting.

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quote:
Originally posted by Arriah:
Did anyone else look at the adverts tab on that web site? The one with the vegetables was a little bit disturbing.

The vegetables one makes fun of the South African health minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, who is notorious for advocating better nutrition - in particular, garlic, beetroot, lemons and African potatoes - for people with AIDS, while at the same time claiming that anti-retrovirals are "toxic" or "dangerous".

The other one is a reference to the ex-Deputy President Jacob Zuma, who (amongst other things) had unprotected sex with an HIV-positive woman and later said that he took a shower afterwards to reduce the risk of infection. To make the whole situation more ironic, he had previously been head of both the National AIDS Council and the Moral Regeneration Movement. [Eek!]

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