Police in southern Vietnam seized 324,000 used condoms being recycled for resale at a local warehouse.
The raid on Saturday led to the arrest of the site’s renter, Pham Thi Thanh Ngoc, 32, who had been receiving secondhand contraceptives from an “unknown source” every month.
A gang in China has been arrested by local authorities for manufacturing and selling fake condoms.
Cangnan police, which spearheaded the investigation and raid, seized over 500,000 boxes of the fake condom merchandise valued at 50 million yuan ($7 Million).
According to state media, the condoms were sold to hotels, supermarkets, and vending machine operators in central and eastern China under the label of international brands such as Durex and Okamoto.
Zimbabwe’s health minister claimed that condoms made in China are not large enough for his country’s men.
During an HIV/AIDS prevention conference in the capital Harare last week, Health Minister David Parirenyatwa criticized contraceptives manufactured in China and exported to the People’s Republic.
A Malaysian company is about to release another weird flavored condom to the market — a main course meal-inspired flavor that originated in Malaysia, called nasi lemak.
Karex, the industry giant which claims to be the largest condom manufacturer in the world, is planning to release a limited-edition chili nasi lemak flavored condom on the market sometime between November and December, according to AFP via Channel NewsAsia.
Chinese sex workers have stopped using condoms out of fear from getting caught, an investigation has found. Prostitution remains illegal in the country, but police are now looking for women who may be sex workers by searching for condoms as evidence.
The policy weakens the nation’s efforts against HIV where sex workers are among the most vulnerable groups.
A new condom is in town and Charlie Sheen is its poster boy.
LELO, the “intimate lifestyle” brand that also sells high end vibrators, is introducing a revolutionary design to the condom. Their new product called HEX, features 350 hexagonal web of panels throughout the condom that purportedly enhances sensation while minimizing the risk of breakage.