Monday, 31 May 2010

Do you have any condoms shaped like animals?

I'm a bit teary at the moment. My lovely girlfriend has just gone to Liverpool. Not for fun, you understand. Liverpool isn't fun as far as what I've heard has informed me. She's gone there to research. It's only for four days or so, but I'm still a bit teary. I saw a mother on the train making her daughter cry, and that set me off a bit. We (me and TD, that is, not me and the mother) had sex this afternoon and I couldn't even make her orgasm with my tongue - I had to use my cock. Not that I'm complaining about that, but I think I may have broken her somehow. Anyway, enough of that. I'm a sad ILB. So let's talk about something that makes me snigger like the immature git I am.

Condom machines.

I don't know about girls' toilets (even though I've used them a couple of times; completely by accident, you understand), but boys' toilets always have a condom machine, even if they're in the most remote places. I guess sex happens almost everywhere these days, so having some condoms nearby is a Good Thing. I wholeheartedly support the presence of condom machines, even if they also sell those little blue pills that suggest you're entirely incapable of having sex. But then again, there's also this (image taken by me on my phone):

WARNING! The British Transport Police and Rail Staff know that UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOUR IS OCCURRING in these toilets. Arrests have been made and we will continue to monitor the toilets and make further arrests if the unacceptable behaviour continues.

Well, of course there's unacceptable behaviour occurring in railway station toilets. Not that I'd go that far, but I heard a couple having sex in some toilets once. I was on the other side of the wall, in the waiting room, so it was probably even louder from their end. It's not the optimum place to have sex, but there you go.

And what was inside the toilets to dissuade such "unacceptable" behaviour?

Yes, exactly.

And then today I saw something which almost - almost - matches the inflatable sheep dispensing machine I saw in Wales. (Or was it Blackpool?) We were having a leisurely pub lunch, insofar as having lunch in a pub when you know that you have approximately two hours before one of you has to get on a train and rock up to the furthest reaches of the country can be leisurely. I excused myself to go to the toilet (I have the bladder of an infant), and in front of the urinals was the compulsory condom machine, advertising - amongst other things - a tattoo parlour somewhere in Oxford (although I suspect that was added). Quite a few things had been added, mind you, among them herbal Viagra (yes, really) and a brand of condom called "Fundom" (yes, really really) whose product was, well, condoms shaped like animals.

Not just animals, either. There were happy clowns and laughing policemen, too. It was perhaps the scariest thing I've ever seen, including Tim Burton's hair.

And when you thought it couldn't get any worse, there was a strict warning on the machine itself:


Um, well, do you want to tell me what to do with these condoms if I'm not meant to use them as a barrier then, eh? Inflate them with helium? And, in that case, what's wrong with the word "balloon"?

*deep breath*

So, as I mentioned, I'm sad. And so I'll go and despair now. But when you see things like this around innocent corners these days, while my girlfriend being away for a few days is the first thing to despair about, there are clearly plenty more... if you look.


Anonymous said...

I know the feeling...kinda. Like when I'm really sexually frustrated and flowers begin to look like genitalia *sigh* But condoms shaped like animals?? How would they even fit? And why would anyone want one, unless they're harbouring some sort of inappropriate fetish?

Innocent Loverboy said...

I think flowers are supposed to look like genitalia... aren't they?

Oddly enough, during a presentation I saw given once, the line "do you have any condoms shaped like animals?" came up, so clearly there's some sort of market for them...


anna said...

do the condom machines in the uk also have mini vibrators like here in germany?

Innocent Loverboy said...

Alas, no. Some of them sell viagra, though.