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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-05 08:46 AM
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People In India Make Different Uses For Condoms
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NEW DELHI -- People in India are making good use of their condoms, but not in the way you might think.

Only a quarter of condoms made in India are used for sex.

The Economic Times newspaper reports the rest are used to make saris, toys and bathroom slippers.

Sari weavers put the condoms on their thread spools. The lubricant on the prophylactics rubs off on the thread, making it move faster through the sewing machines.

India manufactures more than 1 billion condoms a year -- which are supposed to be used for disease prevention and to curb population growth.

http://www.wftv.com/irresistible/4411570/detail.html
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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-05 08:49 AM
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1. The problem is that they are free.
And so people do not value them. Still at least a quarter of them are used as intended, and that has to be saving lives.
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Taxloss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-05 09:28 AM
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4. I don't think free condoms are a problem.
Let people use them however they want. They cost little to produce. Besides, do we "value" condoms because they cost us? No, because they protect from disease and unwanted pregnancy.
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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-05 11:43 AM
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5. If they cost even the tiniest coin per box...
I don't think that it would get in the way of their sexual health use, but it might discourage use as balloons.
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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-05 08:58 AM
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2. Bathroom Slippers?
I know condoms can expand almost infinitely, but wouldn't they slip on the tile floor?
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Igel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-05 09:25 AM
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3. Eh, wipe off the lubricant. Then they're non-skid. n/t
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TK421 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-05 11:54 AM
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6. Squish squish, squish squish...
;-)
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