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Germans asked to test condoms in national campaign
Reuters ^ | 18 OCT 2001 17:37 | Reuters

Posted on 10/18/2001 2:16:35 PM PDT by CommiesOut

Germans asked to test condoms in national campaign  

    BERLIN, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Europe's biggest condom maker has 
asked Germans to test its products and is offering a year's 
supply as a reward. 
    "We want to find out what people want these days. Do they 
want them flavoured or ribbed?" said Ulla Zupke, a spokeswoman 
for Cologne-based Condomi AG. "Are they easy enough to roll on 
or off, are the packets easy enough to open?" 
    Zupke said 700 people had already volunteered for the survey 
which started on Monday and runs for six weeks. They will be 
given a free condom to try out. 
    "This is also about raising awareness of Aids," said Zupke, 
citing a study which said usage of condoms was falling as people 
were becoming less concerned about contracting the disease. 
    Participants will get the chance to win a 14-day holiday for 
two on the holiday island of Ibiza, a weekend trip for two in 
Paris or a year's supply of condoms. It was not immediately 
clear how many condoms that comprises. 
  ((Berlin Newsroom, +49 30 2888 5210, 
berlin.newsroom@reuters.com)) 
 
18 OCT 2001 17:37:30


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Political Humor/Cartoons
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1 posted on 10/18/2001 2:16:35 PM PDT by CommiesOut
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To: CommiesOut
"Zupke said 700 people had already volunteered for the survey which started on Monday and runs for six weeks. They will be given a free condom to try out."

What? The survey lasts 6 weeks, and they only gave them ONE CONDOM?

Is this like those reusable kitchen towels that you wring out and reuse? You know, like Brawny?

I can't stop laughing. Reaching for my inhaler..........

3 posted on 10/18/2001 2:20:20 PM PDT by seams2me
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To: CommiesOut
...and is offering a year's supply

It's just not worth the hassle for 3 condoms.

4 posted on 10/18/2001 2:21:36 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: malarski; madrussian; Askel5
A spokeswoman Frau Ulla Zupke
Said: "Germans! Get out of the loop! A
Cologne based Condoni
Are the best for you, homies
You can even to check out my dupke."
5 posted on 10/18/2001 2:23:04 PM PDT by CommiesOut
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To: Texaggie79; Victoria Delsoul; dead
No comment
6 posted on 10/18/2001 2:23:43 PM PDT by Sir Gawain
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
It's just not worth the hassle for 3 condoms.

They said one year's supply, not three years.
7 posted on 10/18/2001 2:24:20 PM PDT by Azzurri
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To: CommiesOut
I'LL VOLUNTEER!!

Ibiza rocks, that's a prize all right!

8 posted on 10/18/2001 2:25:57 PM PDT by StoneColdGOP
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To: CommiesOut
Germany is progressist. They are enslaved and guided by benefits, flesh pleasure preferences is idealised over things like liberty, and welfare utopia rules. Condoms is one of those things. The fact that it does not stop AIDS is not a concern. Heck, you have adults affected with cretinism, mongoloids and others who have low IQ roaming the streets of Frankfurt as prostitutes as I am typing this right now. Germans do not care. The flesh is cheap there. When you walk there it is worse than the courtyard of Miracles where Jesus healed as described in the New Testament. Frankly, Germany is not militant in all apparence, but Germany has not changed much in its basic white skin preferences perversions. White skin type preference crimes do not exist, but the perversions and the preferences still do exist.
9 posted on 10/18/2001 2:33:58 PM PDT by lavaroise
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To: CommiesOut
Nice work if you can get it...
10 posted on 10/18/2001 2:34:34 PM PDT by veronica
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To: CommiesOut
The free market at work.
11 posted on 10/18/2001 2:40:43 PM PDT by Looking for Diogenes
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To: CommiesOut
By any chance, was Zupke grabbing her ankles when she made the offer?
12 posted on 10/18/2001 2:57:02 PM PDT by ZOOKER
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To: seams2me
It takes Germans a little longer to figure things out, six weeks longer.
13 posted on 10/18/2001 2:58:44 PM PDT by keepinitreal
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To: CommiesOut
No more schnitzengruben for me, 15 is my limit!
(Paraphrased from Blazing Saddles)
14 posted on 10/18/2001 3:01:10 PM PDT by mountaineer
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To: CommiesOut
Do they provide hookers to test them on?
15 posted on 10/18/2001 3:02:38 PM PDT by madrussian
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To: ZOOKER
Her surname doesn't rhyme with "dupke" for nothing.
16 posted on 10/18/2001 3:02:58 PM PDT by CommiesOut
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To: CommiesOut
Participants will get the chance to win a 14-day holiday for two on the holiday island of Ibiza, a weekend trip for two in Paris or a year's supply of condoms.

Hmm...I'll take the condoms. Both of 'em.

17 posted on 10/18/2001 3:04:21 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: CommiesOut
?i?By any chance, was Zupke grabbing her ankles when she made the offer??br?Her surname doesn?t rhyme with ?dupke? for nothing.?/i??p?Once again, history repeats itself. ?br?Except this time, there?s no French Resistance.?p?
18 posted on 10/18/2001 3:06:55 PM PDT by ZOOKER
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To: CommiesOut
You don't suppose they need a technical observer to make sure the devices are being operated correctly?
19 posted on 10/18/2001 3:07:29 PM PDT by facedown
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To: Billthedrill
You could drop here an empty post and we would knew, LOL!
20 posted on 10/18/2001 3:07:41 PM PDT by CommiesOut
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To: CommiesOut
It's all fun and games until the moslems take over the depopulated country. Has Germany passed the extinction threshold yet?
21 posted on 10/18/2001 3:10:56 PM PDT by Dumb_Ox
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To: ZOOKER; CommiesOut
By any chance, was Zupke grabbing her ankles when she made the offer?
Her surname doesn't rhyme with 'dupke' for nothing.

Once again, history repeats itself.
Except this time, there's no French Resistance.

22 posted on 10/18/2001 3:12:26 PM PDT by ZOOKER
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To: madrussian
Progressive Movements and WoodAll.

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U.S researcher strips away myths about nudism  

    GAINESVILLE, Fla., Oct 18 (Reuters) - Left your clothes and 
inhibitions behind to let it all hang out at a nudist resort? 
    The naked truth is that you might strip off but you can't 
strip away social customs, a Florida researcher has found. 
 People at nudist resorts tend to behave similarly to the 
way they do in the outside world: with the usual sexual 
hang-ups, social distinctions and gossip about weight, breast 
enlargements and the size of personal endowments, said Ellen 
Woodall of the University of Florida in Gainesville. 
    "It is rather like life with clothes on," Woodall, who 
studied the nudist movement in the United States for her 
master's thesis in anthropology, told Reuters on Thursday. 
    While nudists often think of themselves as progressive, the 
practice of nudism fails to live up to its ideal that everyone 
will be treated the same, regardless of social standing or body 
shape, Woodall said. 
    Woodall, who herself has practiced nudism for 15 years, 
spent two summers as a housekeeper at a nudist resort as part 
of her two-year study of nudist resorts, which have evolved 
into a sizable business from idealistic and counter-cultural 
beginnings about 70 years ago. 
    "I observed the formation of cliques, men commenting on or 
joking about the obesity of certain women, women giggling about 
the size of a man's genitals, sexual comments and harassment -- 
all activities one might commonly witness of larger society," 
she said. 
    Woodall also said that while women are told looks don't 
count at nudist resorts, and seek a refuge from idealized 
Hollywood images that women often find depressing, they are 
then exposed at such camps to nudist art depicting only 
so-called perfect figures. 
    Woodall also said that while nudism evolved from the 1920s 
in the United States as an alternative movement where everyone 
pitched in with money and labor to build resorts, it was hardly 
counter-cultural any more, with annual revenues at resorts 
estimated at around $400 million. 
    Whatever its aspirations to social openness, the nudist 
movement also tends to involve white, middle class, educated 
people. "Participants are by no means a cross-section of 
American society," she said. 
    "People participate in nudism because they find it 
liberating, but it's very firmly located in the mainstream." 
 ((Frances Kerry, Miami newsroom 1 305 374 5013 or 
miami.newsroom@reuters.com)) 

18 OCT 2001 22:15:31
http://www.reuters.co.il/news2000/N2SJ0JUM.HTM

23 posted on 10/18/2001 3:25:58 PM PDT by CommiesOut
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To: CommiesOut; LOL

24 posted on 10/18/2001 4:03:09 PM PDT by Askel5
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To: CommiesOut
It's soooooo easy to perpetually reinforce the non-procreative nature of sex, is it not?

What larks.

25 posted on 10/18/2001 4:05:13 PM PDT by Askel5
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To: CommiesOut
ACHTUNG!
KONDONENKOPF IST GUT
NAZIKOPF IST NICHT GUT
DUPAKOPF IST ZUPKE
JAHWOL!
26 posted on 10/18/2001 11:52:43 PM PDT by malarski
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To: Askel5; StoneColdGOP; madrussian; Dumb_Ox; Billthedrill; ZOOKER
Kondonen bump
27 posted on 10/19/2001 7:20:45 AM PDT by malarski
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To: malarski
This weekend looks great for some testing!
28 posted on 10/19/2001 11:04:37 AM PDT by StoneColdGOP
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