Durian-Flavored Condoms Are the Contraceptive You Never Asked For
The durian is a bit of a legendary food – and not necessarily in a good way. Though the distinctly smelling and tasting fruit is a considered a delicacy to some, especially in parts of Asia, many people, (read: westerners) prefer to compare it to things like gym socks and rotting onion mush. Let’s just say, at its best, durian an acquired taste.
But haters be damned, a condom manufacturer in Bangkok has reportedly decided to produce durian-flavored condoms. According to The Star, a spokesman for the company said they believe it will be a hit in Asian markets. It’s certainly doubtful it would be a hit in places like America, a country where most people haven’t even tried durian before and probably wouldn’t want to tie that pungent experience to a sexual one. Though maybe it could become the latest fetish. Predicting fetishes has never been my specialty.
Apparently, the condom brand in question is already producing a massive 2 billion condoms a year, but it’s hoping production will jump to 5 billion after the opening of a new factory. Exactly where these numbers are coming from is a bit unclear, but at the same time, I wouldn’t be surprised if you suddenly saw about 3 billion “fruit-flavored” condoms popping up at discount stores. Just be sure to double check what the “fruit” in question is before grabbing these bargain condoms. Actually, maybe just avoid all “bargain condoms” in general.