Taiwan’s largest condom manufacturer, Fuji Latex, is to open the world’s first ‘condom tourism factory’ in Taipei on August 22, China Times reports.
Assisted by the New Taipei city government, Fuji Latex will transform its factory to become an attraction for tourists and local residents, designing games and videos to promote safe sex. The activities will include blowing up condoms like balloons and learning how to use them correctly, [founder You Chi-cheng] said.
Blowing up condoms like balloons is kind of of the opposite of using them correctly, but I guess this is a step in the right direction.
On the mainland as well as in Taiwan, condoms are becoming less taboo as people become more comfortable about discussing sexual health matters openly. China’s condom market is expected to grow by at least 60 percent in the next five years.
The Shanghai government recently launched an app to help residents find the nearest of the many free condom dispensaries located around the city.
The only major issue remains is the prevalence of shoddy fakes, and lack of effective quality controls in the prophylactic market.
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