17 Jun2013

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Sorry, I have been just swamped with work since my return from holidays. So you get these little outrageous blog bites instead. From long-time reader F, comes this photo above of durian condoms. Honestly, I didn’t know whether to laugh or be grossed out. I am not fond of durian, and the thought of it down there was just too hilarious.

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Then from another reader J, who knows I lecture crew (voluntary participation) on contraception use, complete with demonstrations (using bananas, silly), comes this photo of bacon flavored condoms. Outrageous. Of course we discussed the merits of a lechon flavored one, but will leave that for another time…

If you come across other outrageous flavors, send me a photo as I would like to collect them all. :) My dad wasn’t Protestant and head of the population commission decades ago for nothing… More on Dan Brown’s book Inferno in a post ahead, but Mrs. MM did look it up, and yes, Manila City is apparently the most densely populated city on the planet, as properly asserted in that book… And the Philippines, with only the 73rd largest land area in the world, is the 12th most populous country on earth!!!



  1. friedneurons says:

    What depravity! Smelling durian while doing the horizontal tango?! LOL

    Jun 17, 2013 | 12:59 pm


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  3. Kasseopeia says:

    I, for one, love durian BUT I don’t think I’d appreciate the smell (and taste) of durian during coitus. :P

    Jun 17, 2013 | 1:45 pm

  4. Slightly Epicurean says:

    Some say durian is an aphrodisiac like garlic and chocolate but I think this is too much. Lol!

    Jun 17, 2013 | 2:39 pm

  5. Papa Ethan says:

    There’s something incoherent about a visual of a spiky thing with text that says “Super Thin Latex.”

    Furthermore, “Natural Male Latex..” is truly vague. What’s a Natural Male? Or is it Natural Latex that comes from males? Of course, “Durian Fragrance” sounds weird, too.

    Jun 17, 2013 | 2:55 pm

  6. tonceq says:

    The appeal of such paraphernalia still eludes me. Though your subject has got me thinking of the possible taglines they’ll use to market your lechon infused latex not to mention the slew of would be entrepreneurs who would tag their rendition as “D’original”, as is the custom here when trying to bolster sales. “Crispy on the outside, pleasure on the inside” maybe? A rainy yet happy Monday to everyone. :)

    Jun 17, 2013 | 10:27 pm

  7. natie says:

    Been “out of the LOOP”.. took me a while to recognize (joke)..but this is hilarious.. Yeah, I’m Protestant too, MM, and worked in a Family Planning Clinic for a very brief while in ”75..

    Jun 17, 2013 | 10:31 pm

  8. netoy says:

    There are a variety of ‘flavored’ condoms (vanilla, strawberry, etc.) available in the market here in the U.S. being promoted as part of ‘safe sex’ practice – more predominantly for those who engage in other-than-horizontal-tango (if you get my drift) :) But, durian flavored? I don’t know about that one…

    Jun 17, 2013 | 11:59 pm

  9. Mart says:

    Sheds a whole new light on “having eggs and bacon for breakfast”. :-)

    Jun 18, 2013 | 12:22 am

  10. Kristin says:

    LOL! durian flavor? so how does the sales go? hehehe

    Jun 18, 2013 | 2:54 am

  11. Footloose says:

    Zubuchon condoms, to be precise. Pre-lubricated and complete with logo. Slogan might go like this…Be a total pig…

    Ain’t the internet great? Some will probably deign to sniff certain things now that it never even crossed their minds to sniff at before.

    Jun 18, 2013 | 3:59 am

  12. tercer says:

    i have a full case of condoms (contains 20 unopened sealed boxes, qty 40 ea.) Brand is ‘Lyfestyles’ ultra-sensitive. Costs about $11 per box at walmart. it was part of an error shipment and we’re just going to dump it. shame to waste $220 worth of this but i don’t know any organization in the phils to donate it to.

    Jun 18, 2013 | 4:24 am

  13. ConnieC says:

    Ha, ha, ha. I just love this blog and the comments that MM generates with his blog bites.

    slightly epicurean: I am no Dr. Ruth Westheimer but durian as an aphrodisiac is not exactly a myth but it belongs to a group of foods or herbs that naturally increase vaginal secretions…if that truly qualifies as an aphrodisiac. I do not know what it does to the male counterpart…. got to ask some male durian lovers.


    Jun 18, 2013 | 6:47 am

  14. Footloose says:

    Oh while a few minds are still in the gutter, Jack Hitt a favorite and a long time contributor to This American Life has written an even mind expanding (than ConnieC’s linked) article on Pan Paniscus, commonly known as bonobos here: http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/essays/our-orgiastic-future.php?page=all

    Jun 18, 2013 | 8:12 am

  15. Connie C says:

    Mind expanding article indeed! The bonobos have something to teach us about hedonism and I learned something new again. Thanks for the interesting link, Footloose.

    Jun 18, 2013 | 11:25 am

  16. millet says:


    Jun 18, 2013 | 6:11 pm

  17. MP says:

    I must be really old… My most immediate concern was how the sheets would smell like if we used the durian or bacon flavored ones…

    Jun 18, 2013 | 11:12 pm

  18. ros says:

    Jun 19, 2013 | 12:20 am

  19. PITS, MANILA says:

    hahaha! even if i’m very fond of durian, i wouldn’t want any of it’s scent down there!

    Jun 20, 2013 | 11:35 am

  20. chrisb says:

    Can’t wait for your post about Dan Brown’s book. I hate to say it but it’s not hard to imagine that Manila was the inspiration for the whole book.

    Jun 21, 2013 | 3:18 am


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