The Big Felafel

World AIDS Day: Be Safe, Wear it, Measure it and Spray it on!

'No To Pope' Rally In SydneyToday is World AIDS day, reminding us that there is still no cure for this epidemic. If you are in Jerusalem and would like to have a free, anonymous HIV test, you can go to the Open House Clinic on Sundays between 5pm and 9pm. The clinic is located on 2 Hasoreg Street at the intersection of Jaffa St. and Queen Shlomtzion.

And remember an easy way to stay safe is using a good old fashion condom. Now apparently if you’re French then you’ll need an XXL according to a European study by the Singen-based Institute of Condom Consultancy. Yes, after over 10,500 men measured their member, it turns out Frenchies need a condom that is about six inches (15.48 cm) long, making them the biggest in the region.

Of course I can’t help but wonder where Israeli men would fall on the scale, but I will say this: anyone is free to measure and figure it out on the Institute’s website. While I admit I’m kind of curious to do my own study, I don’t think my husband would approve. You know you’re a little curious too (oops, I said little, is that a Freudian slip?)!

The Institute has also created a prototype of the “spray-on condom” which is an aerosol can that contains latex. One only needs to spray the area to create the perfect fitting condom. Not sure exactly what that means, watch the video to find out. But please don’t steal my idea for next year’s Purim costume! I will buy enough cans to make it work damn it!


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  1. * Rebecca says:

    I await your Purim costume! You are hysterical 🙂

    | Reply Posted 14 years, 6 months ago
  2. * Rebecca says:

    Oh! And I am very impressed that you read the condom report in the original German. I also like the institute’s logo. Reminds me of this article where logos came out phallic unintentionally, but here it’s intentional. oh the world we live in.

    | Reply Posted 14 years, 6 months ago

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