Thursday, July 22, 2010

News Story Of The Day: Condoms With Teeth


(CNN) -- South African Dr. Sonnet Ehlers was on call one night four decades ago when a devastated rape victim walked in. Her eyes were lifeless; she was like a breathing corpse.

"She looked at me and said, 'If only I had teeth down there,'" recalled Ehlers, who was a 20-year-old medical researcher at the time. "I promised her I'd do something to help people like her one day."

Forty years later, Rape-aXe was born.

Ehlers is distributing the female condoms in the various South African cities where the World Cup soccer games are taking place.

The woman inserts the latex condom like a tampon. Jagged rows of teeth-like hooks line its inside and attach on a man's penis during penetration, Ehlers said.

Once it lodges, only a doctor can remove it -- a procedure Ehlers hopes will be done with authorities on standby to make an arrest.

"It hurts, he cannot pee and walk when it's on," she said. "If he tries to remove it, it will clasp even tighter... however, it doesn't break the skin, and there's no danger of fluid exposure."

Ehlers said she sold her house and car to launch the project, and she planned to distribute 30,000 free devices under supervision during the World Cup period.

"I consulted engineers, gynecologists and psychologists to help in the design and make sure it was safe," she said.

After the trial period, they'll be available for about $2 a piece. She hopes the women will report back to her.

"The ideal situation would be for a woman to wear this when she's going out on some kind of blind date ... or to an area she's not comfortable with," she said.

The mother of two daughters said she visited prisons and talked to convicted rapists to find out whether such a device would have made them rethink their actions.

Some said it would have, Ehlers said.

(Article continues here)

Vid Of The Day: Rambo, The Musical

I couldn't understand a lot of it, but then, my hearing died years ago. What I understood, I liked.

I'm sure that Rambo-loving loudmouth Steve Hatchett will have something to say about this. I hope he does, so I can go all LAPD on his scrawny bitch ass.

Vid of the Day: Dad Life

Pop up the corn. Roll the Disney video! I like this. (-- posted by Daisy)

Funny Sex Ed Posters of the Day

Pics from The Huffington Post. Ten posters that take scare tactics to a whole 'nother level.

- Bev

Funny, I always think of the guy as having the loaded gun.

The green face is what Kim Kardashian looks like without her make-up on. Fellas, you've been warned.

Don't be silly, this woman is clearly too baked to spread disease. By my estimate she'll be asleep with her arm in a box of Cheez Nips in about 20 minutes.

Is that Anne Frank? I always suspected....

Condoman can also get you a great deal on a 2 bedroom in the West End.

Fact: Men want to get laid. Fact: So do women. Fact: that's a lot of dress.

They do all feel the same in the dark. Even Frankenpenis.

He wishes it was all three.

I'm guessing that both of their Prince Charmings get off work at the DQ around 9.

You know these two just got it on in the bushes. I can practically see the leaves in her hair.

7 Things I Won't Wear (Of The Day)

I won't. You can't make me.


Dude feet are nasty. Hairy toes and fungi -- no. Hide that shit. I do.


My uncle Roy wears enough for both of us. And his two sons. And his four brothers. And every other dude in Warner Robins, Georgia and probably some in Macon, too.


If I were 9, maybe. Or Bazooka Joe. This includes sideways, too. Wear it straight or don't wear it at all. You look like a wanksta douche.


Lookin' good, Dad. Ugh. Nothing screams "old guy trying to look young" like a Hawaiian shirt. Count me out -- even if Friday is Hawaiian shirt day.


As a kid I was forced to pick out at least one pair of cords every year for school clothes, and I never wore them. But cords have come a long way since then; they have pleats now, I see. Wonderful. Pleated cords -- WTF? Might as well make them Sansabelt (TM) and wrinkle-resistant, and then you'll have the perfect slacks (<-- I hate that word).
6. TIE

Ok, I will wear a tie if you die or get married, but that's it. I knew TV was the right career for me when, at my very first interview, my boss-to-be said, "Well, you didn't wear a tie. That's one thing in your favor."


If I want a shirt that wears like a cardboard box, I'll just Scotch-Gard it myself. Or iron. It's not that hard. Unlike wrinkle-resistant shirts.

And a few others that go without saying (although I'm saying):

- Speedo (if you wanna see my junk, it'll cost you $20)
- ascot
- jewelry (watch and wedding band excluded. And my Prince Albert but nobody sees that.)
- urban hipster hats
- elastic-waist pants (sweats excluded)
- anything related to NASCAR (including dead racers)
- clothing that's advertising for the store from whence it came, yet they want you to pay for it?

What's on your list?


Related Posts with Thumbnails