UK Condom testers required by Durex

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by BoyBach, Mar 29, 2007.

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    BoyBach

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    - BBC


    Well, since it is for the benefit of mankind:

    "Once more unto the breach, dear friends..." and all that!

    ;)
     
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    mattscott306

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    And this isn't in america why?! :confused:
     
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    Teh Don Ditty

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    You answered your own question.

    You and I both know why it's not over here.

    "You know that America was founded by a bunch of prudes right? They came over here to escape all the kinky sex that was going on" - Name the movie, win a beer!

    Anyways, that's a pretty cool research project. For the testers that is.
     
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    Teh Don Ditty

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    mattscott306

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    Great movie, I couldn't find it at blockbuster when I wanted to watch it, so I just ordered it of ebay this past week.
     
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    Teh Don Ditty

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    How have you not owned it yet?!?!?!

    Anyways... Scotty Doesn't Know That Fiona and Me Do It In My Van Every Sunday....
     
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    Abstract

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    Euro Trip was a great movie?

    Surely this should be considered a fresh piece of news, because I don't know if other people know this.
     
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    Teh Don Ditty

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    Great in a stupid way aka stupid funny. We're not calling it a cinematic masterpiece. (Which it's not)
     
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    [NOTE] All puns intended [/NOTE]

    A few questions and observations...

    Is this is one of those surveys you can take lying down?

    What is the sample size?

    If I am not satisfied can I get a refund?

    I dont know if this is one of those surveys you would want to come in second?

    How many times can you enter?

    Will the survey identify the top and bottom participants?

    I would be happy to be in the middle.

    Are false starts included in the survey?

    If you cheat will you be ejected from the survey?

    Will the survey be a team event (ie: Amazing Race), for individual participants (ie: Fear Factor) or based on endurance (ie: a Marathon)?

    Can I repeat the survey if i think I can do better a second time?

    Is there a time limit?

    I could go on but will leave it there for now...

    Edit - my spelling was worse than my results in the survey
     
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    I don't really understand this test. To me, all condoms are pretty much the same. If they work and prevent pregnancies or STDs, then they're fine. Otherwise, they're not. I don't know if "ribbed" is better for women than "regular", but to me, there's no difference between condoms.


    If I have a defective product, can send it in and get a refund? Oh, and how about child support payments for the next 22 years.
     
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    Abstract, is your signature related to the Durex test?
     
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    If you think all condoms are the same then you probably haven't used many different brands/varieties - there are obvious differences. And if the condom fails (and the failure rate is pretty low if used correctly, they have a pretty good PI score) then a responsible person would take further precaution, not start drafting a law suit.
     
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    Something tells me this is just a rather clever publicity stunt, but I do have one question. Are they going to post videos of the testing on their website? I think transparency of the methods are important here ;)
     
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    You need to try Durex Avanti! Another world, much more sensitive. I find latex condoms really dull the feeling, but Avanti (polyurethane) are much better :eek:

    PS I signed up...
     
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    I think they all dull the feeling approximately the same amount.

    The ones that smell like fruit don't do it for me at all. Actually, banana flavour smells like poo, so imagine having sex and smelling poo the entire time.

    The only one that's really different for me is the one that vibrates. That made me and my girlfriend start laughing hysterically when we tried it our one and only time. :p

    But I think you're right in some ways, because I've never used a thin condom. I never saw the point. To me, it gives the impression of being less effective at everything it was meant to prevent, so I never bothered.
     
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    Please... no snipping in the condom thread! :eek:
     
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    Father Jack

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    I'd like to apply for the job ..... Please:)

    FJ
     
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    If you play your cards right, you may get more than a job.
     
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    notjustjay

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    Reminds me of a condom dispensing machine I saw in one of the bathrooms at my university. Near the coin slot ("Insert coins for product") some wag had scrawled some graffiti: "Insert baby for refund"!
     
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    I signed my female friend up to this. I hope she gets on the scheme so she can be inundated with ribbed flavoured condoms she never asked for :D
     
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    Raid

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    Yes we don't want any 'child' threads! :D

    Well to be honest the phrase 'swinging London' did cross my mind reading the article.
     
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    "Massive panel". :D

    Anyone else having trouble with the site? I tried last night and tonight and when I submit the questionnaire I get an error message, which is a bit annoying. I assumed the site's being pounded (;)) with traffic, but still annoying.
     
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    Yep, I imagine the site is being overloaded with all the Johnny come lately's... :D
     
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    I couldn't help but notice this ad at the bottom of the page! :p

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    :eek:
     

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