Slew of free new condoms piles up after deluge in Durban

Slew of free new condoms piles up after deluge in Durban

State-supplied condoms are washing up on Durban’s beaches by the hundreds. They’re the tip of a much bigger problem.

When Cyril Ramaphosa, as deputy president, punted the government’s free “Max” condoms to Parliament on 1 September 2016, he might have hoped the prophylactics would at least end up on his parliamentary members’ members. And perhaps some did. After all, they came in exciting new scents of grape and apple. But thousands of these condoms are not fulfilling their purpose.

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Submitted by : Noelene Palmer of Newlands on 2019-05-31 20:52:23
Clearly condoms are not being used. We need to find another way to prevent the spread of HIV and STDs, reduce unwanted births, and generally far more mature and responsible sexual behaviour.

Editor's Note
Could be, but as likely, either somebody dumped a stock of them - or a spaza shop or clinic was washed out by the flood. Remains curious. A side effect of the mayor's corrupt rubbish (non-)removal contracts
Submitted by : EffEll on 2019-05-26 17:24:24
Talking about small, there are 195 countries in the world and in about 195 of them the governments have had to order specially big condoms for their citizens. Like our MAX condoms. Normal would NEVER fit, no way . .


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