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condom

(1)
The protective plastic bag that accompanies 3.5-inch microfloppy diskettes. Rarely, also used of (paper) disk envelopes. Unlike the write protect tab, the condom (when left on) not only impedes the practice of SEX but has also been shown to have a high failure rate as drive mechanisms attempt to access the disk - and can even fatally frustrate insertion.

condom

(2)
The protective cladding on a light pipe.

condom

(3)
"keyboard condom": A flexible, transparent plastic cover for a keyboard, designed to provide some protection against dust and programming fluid without impeding typing.

condom

(4)
"elephant condom": the plastic shipping bags used inside cardboard boxes to protect hardware in transit.
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The condom riddle may not be as unrealistic as many would think.
Led by The Kinsey Institute Condom Use Research Team, or CURT, more than 20 researchers from around the world examine and discuss issues such as safe-sex behaviours by American adults, counterfeit condoms in China and use of female condoms in South Africa.
latex or non latex Latex can irritate some people but there are non-latex condoms on the market too.
Condom packaging has gotten away from the conservative graphics and imagery of years ago.
Correlates of condom failure among adolescent males: An exploratory study.
Sister Owens [is] said to recommend the use of the condom by a couple, one [member] of whom is HIV positive.
For him, that means providing condoms--including the female condom, which partygoers can insert anally before arriving so they don't have to worry about negotiating for safe sex--and discussing with the promoters the consequences of what they're doing.
Women who reported condom use less than 5 percent of the time in the previous 8 months were three times as likely to get HPV infection as were women who used condoms every time they had sex, the researchers report in the June 22 New England Journal of Medicine.
The researchers noted, "In summary, declines in Rakai HIV prevalence in the past decade are associated primarily with C and D" [1]--meaning Condom use and Death, extending the "ABC" alphabet of Abstain, Be faithful, or use Condoms, the talking point that represents a much more comprehensive social and national mobilization to prevent HIV in Uganda.
We hypothesized that lack of sexual power, measured with a four-point relationship control scale and by a woman's experience of forced sex with her most recent partner, would decrease the likelihood of consistent condom use and increase the risk for HIV infection among sexually experienced, 15- to 24-year-old women in South Africa.
By LUCAS BARASAbrThe International Condom Day will be marked in Kilifi Tuesday, ahead of the Valentine's Day, to promote safe sex.