What could be more fun and rewarding about feeling guilty about the sexual act? Unless you’re a fallen Catholic like myself and you get kicks out of that sort of thing, here’s a damn good reason to start feeling a whole lot better about that walk of shame. Turns out a young entrepreneur by the name of Mathew Gerson had an idea after putting the teachings of Buddhism (“just be good to each other and don’t be a dick”) into action when he founded Sir Richard’s Condoms. For every condom sold the company in turn would donate one condom to a third world country where the health care system is… well, less than stellar. After receiving enough financial backing, this young man went into business and decided to spread the good-doing word on a bitchin’ 1971 VW bus. Not to mention they come in a variety of four different sizes and pleasures; Extra Large, Ultra Thin, Classic Ribbed, and Pleasure Dots.
Now, I’m normally very judgmental when it comes to picking out a condom. Packaging can either make or break the deal for me. (I’m sorry, but what am I going to do with that ghetto looking thing? I don’t trust it.) Let’s say that it’s quite possibly one of the best damn looking condom wrappers I’ve ever seen and that’s comparing it to the unique and eye-popping campaign used for those free condoms you’re always stuffing in your pockets. (“NYC Subway” condoms, anyone?) Plaid, that’s it. I have enough plaid in my wardrobe to rival that of a lesbian and now it adorns the wrappers of Sir Richard’s Condoms.
If you’re wondering where the “review” for these condoms is I have to break it to you now, I haven’t done a test run with them yet–although I was nearly coerced last night. Either way, a bonus thrown in by Sir Richard’s Condoms is that readers of GaySocialites can get a discount on a nice handful. (Don’t be so cheap, Mary.) So, go on and have a ball getting your rocks off with a lot less guilt… or just ignore the goodwill of the company altogether if that’s your shtick. (Hell, I don’t know what some of you guys are into anymore!)