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Birth Control

Condom Hut

Back in 1992, Emanuelle Del Vecchio had an idea for a great new business — a drive-through condom store. She called it "Condom Hut" and set up shop in a former Fotomat booth.

Unfortunately the booth was located in an area of Cranston, Rhode Island populated by very Catholic Italian-Americans, many of whom took great offense at the idea of people being able to buy birth control from the comfort of their motor vehicle.

Local residents began protesting the store. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence condemned it for "promoting sexual activity, not abstinence." A rock was thrown through its window. Graffiti was spray-painted on its front. And eventually the business folded.

America was just not ready for a drive-through condom store.

Source: People magazine - Sep 21, 1992

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Posted By: Alex | Date: Fri Nov 13, 2015 | Comments (8)
Category: Business, Birth Control , 1990's

Charlie Chan Condom and Tampon Case


Just the thing to prevent number one son.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Dec 28, 2014 | Comments (2)
Category: Movies, Stereotypes and Cliches, Birth Control , Asia

A Word to the Wise

Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Feb 02, 2011 | Comments (3)
Category: PSA's, Birth Control , Children, Europe

Follies of the Mad Men #126

How many idiotic themes can you find in this ad? Let me start you out:

1) Women like to hang out in bestiality bars.

2) Only men can or should be responsible for buying condoms.

3) A woman will sense a condom in your pocket and respond.

4) You can be the biggest jerk in the world, but so long as you buy a condom....

I can't go on. Your turn.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Nov 23, 2010 | Comments (6)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Birth Control , Men, Women

Follies of the Mad Men #92

Would anyone want to carry a condom that advertised its presence by thumping?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Mar 16, 2010 | Comments (4)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Sexuality, Birth Control , Public Indecency, Asia

Medical Museum

My pal Ed Morris discovered this site: the Medical Museum of the British Columbia Medical Association. I suspect you could spend hours here, looking at archaic tools of the medical trade, such as these contraceptive diaphragm fitting rings.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Nov 03, 2008 | Comments (14)
Category: Medicine, Museums, Birth Control
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