Ministry of health recalls substandard fiesta male condoms

The Health ministry has recalled Fiesta Stamina and Fiesta Big Black condoms on grounds they are substandard.

The Pharmacy and Poisons Board said, in a November 20 letter to Cupid Limited, that the condoms are faulty.

“The batch of Fiesta Stamina failed freedom from holes test while that of Fiesta Big Black failed thickness test,” the letter signed by Jacinta Wasike said.

“You are hereby directed to immediately institute a recall of the affected batch. In addition, submit a recall plan within two days of the receipt of this letter,” she said.

Condom safety is a concern among many Kenyans, an issue that is likely to feature in this year’s World Aids Day celebrations.

On Wednesday, a man who sued over a Zoom Condom burst was told that he might have worn the wrong size.

The man had sued Beta Healthcare and Kenya Bureaus of Standards over a condom that he said burst during intercourse.

‘Is he possessed?City woman cries after her man reacted this way just because she asked him to use protection during intimacy

Men are cunning when it comes to bedroom matters, with a majority giving countless reasons why they shouldn’t wear protection.

Despite the fact that condoms protect against pregnancy and s3xually transmitted diseases, some men will go to all lengths to make sure they do not put them on.

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Young couple in bed, man sitting up with arms crossed, portrait
Young couple in bed, man sitting up with arms crossed, portrait

One city woman has been caught in a dilemma given that her man has crazy tactics when he is denied conjugal rights for not wearing protection.

She wrote
“Each time I tell my boyfriend to use withdrawal method, he will start crying and begging that he wants a bond with me. If I refuse he will try to hurt himself. I told him to be doing withdrawal method but he said withdrawal method use to give him headache that will make blood to full his head. So I allowed him to be pouring inside of me until I got pregnant 3 times and he did not give me money for abortion.”

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She further adds

“I used my money to terminate it,he then came back to beg me and threatened to kill him self. So last week we were getting intimate and I told him to wear protection and he refused, so when he was about to c#m I pushed him out and he started crying. He ran to my kitchen I took a knife to kill himself, so I had to beg him, I had to lamba lolo to bring him up again and allowed him c#m inside me. I am tired, how do I make him use protection? Is he possessed or is he just selfish?”

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Usipake mate tena! Scientists find a way of creating self lubricating condoms which become slippery on contact

Scientists say they have found a way to make self-lubricating latex condoms that become slippery on contact hence boosting lubrication during intercourse.

A team lead by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation stated that the condom is self lubricating thanks to a special durable coating that should last throughout se3ual intercourse.

They hope it will make condoms more appealing to use and thereby prevent se3ually transmitted infections (STIs) as well as unwanted pregnancies.

Without enough lubrication, s3x can be painful and condoms may split or slip,When used correctly, condoms are a highly effective contraceptive, but not everyone likes them.

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They are often already lubricated to make them easier to use, but sometimes this might not be enough for comfort.

People can add lubricant, but this can be messy and may need several applications, interrupting s3x.

Researchers say the self-lubricating condom, which becomes really slippery once it comes into contact with body fluid, should get round this.

It could withstand intercourse involving at least 1,000 thrusts without losing its slipperiness, the Royal Society Open Science journal reports.

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According to the researchers, intercourse typically lasts half that time, but some sessions are longer.

When tested for comparison, regular condoms coated with a shop-bought, water-based liquid lubricant were more slippery initially, but became less so after around 600 thrusts.

A group of volunteers were also asked to touch and rate both condoms, in terms of slip and slide.

 Most of the 33 men and women rated the self-lubricating one more highly.

Researcher Prof Mark Grinstaff, from Boston University, said: “It feels a bit slimy when you handle it dry, but in the presence of water or natural fluids it becomes really slick. You only need a little bit of fluid to activate it.”

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The researchers say more tests are needed to compare how well the self-lubricating condom performs against other brands of condoms in real-life settings.

Clinical trials with couples could begin early next year, says Prof Grinstaff.

A spin-off company from the university is now planning to develop a product for the commercial market, subject to regulatory approval.

Dr Nicola Irwin, from Queen’s University, Belfast, is an expert in healthcare materials and technology. She said similar “hydrophilic” coatings have been used in urinary catheters to improve comfort.

“These coated catheters are, in general, associated with a greater degree of user acceptability than the alterative uncoated and gel-lubricated devices. This user preference is mainly due to the reduced levels of discomfort upon insertion, together with the ease of handling and convenience of ‘ready-to-use’ hydrophilic-coated catheters.

It may be expected that the newly developed hydrophilic-coated condoms could afford similar benefits, but we need more trials.”

Meanwhile, researchers at the University of Wollongong, Australia, have been working on making a self-lubricating condom out of tough hydrogels rather than latex or rubber, that feel more like real skin.

Bekki Burbidge, from the se3ual health charity FPA, said:

“We welcome new innovations to encourage condom use. Condoms are the only method of contraception that also help to protect against STIs, so it’s important that people feel confident and comfortable using them.

Lubrication can make s3x more comfortable and enjoyable so we encourage people to try out different water-based lubricants as well as different sizes, shapes and textures of condoms to find out what suits them and enhances their se3ual pleasure.”

It could withstand intercourse involving at least 1,000 thrusts without losing its slipperiness, the Royal Society Open Science journal reports.

According to the researchers, intercourse typically lasts half that time, but some sessions are longer.

When tested for comparison, regular condoms coated with a shop-bought, water-based liquid lubricant were more slippery initially, but became less so after around 600 thrusts.

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A group of volunteers were also asked to touch and rate both condoms, in terms of slip and slide, Most of the 33 men and women rated the self-lubricating one more highly.

Researcher Prof Mark Grinstaff, from Boston University, said: “It feels a bit slimy when you handle it dry, but in the presence of water or natural fluids it becomes really slick. You only need a little bit of fluid to activate it.”

The researchers say more tests are needed to compare how well the self-lubricating condom performs against other brands of condoms in real-life settings.

Clinical trials with couples could begin early next year, says Prof Grinstaff.

A spin-off company from the university is now planning to develop a product for the commercial market, subject to regulatory approval.

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Dr Nicola Irwin, from Queen’s University, Belfast, is an expert in healthcare materials and technology. She said similar “hydrophilic” coatings have been used in urinary catheters to improve comfort.

“These coated catheters are, in general, associated with a greater degree of user acceptability than the alterative uncoated and gel-lubricated devices. This user preference is mainly due to the reduced levels of discomfort upon insertion, together with the ease of handling and convenience of ‘ready-to-use’ hydrophilic-coated catheters.

“It may be expected that the newly developed hydrophilic-coated condoms could afford similar benefits, but we need more trials.”

Meanwhile, researchers at the University of Wollongong, Australia, have been working on making a self-lubricating condom out of tough hydrogels rather than latex or rubber, that feel more like real skin.

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Bekki Burbidge, from the sexual health charity FPA, said

“We welcome new innovations to encourage condom use. Condoms are the only method of contraception that also help to protect against STIs, so it’s important that people feel confident and comfortable using them.

Lubrication can make sex more comfortable and enjoyable so we encourage people to try out different water-based lubricants as well as different sizes, shapes and textures of condoms to find out what suits them and enhances their s3xual pleasure.”

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Condoms, panties and bras found in chang’aa during Laikipia West raid

Laikipia West protesters found women’s underwear, condoms, bones, gumboots and torn pieces of sacks in drums of illicit brew confiscated following a demo on Wednesday. Marmanet MCA Francis Mukuria, county Maendeleo ya Wanawake leader Irene Wacuka and local demonstrators joined more than 200 villages in the operation sparked by a man’s death.

The demonstrators began the exercise at the den where Eliud Karing’u, the 34-year-old man who died, allegedly drank alcohol hours before his death. Waving twigs and placards condemning the production and consumption of the brew that “will finish our sons”, they confiscated more than 10,000 litres from five homes.

“These items are added to the liquor during the brewing process in the belief that clients will be hooked to a certain brewer,” a protester said of the items found at one den. Mukuria faulted the trend for the declining number of children enrolled in schools, saying the exercise was aimed at completely ridding his constituency of illicit brew.

“Look at that nursery school, it has very few children and one class has been converted to a kitchen. This is because our sons consuming these liquids,” said another protester. Assistant deputy county commissioner Rufus Kihara lauded residents for reporting brewers to the authorities.

“Those who think that we will get tired of doing our job are wrong. We assure them that they will tire before we do,” he said. Three suspects were arrested and taken to Karandi police post.

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Taita Taveta County Allocates Sh 0.6m to Buy Condoms

Taita-Taveta County government has allocated sh600,000 in the next financial year to purchase condoms lest the region suffers shortage. In 2015/16 budget, the executive proposed that the money should be set aside to ensure that the region doesn’t suffer should the demand for condoms in the region exceed the supply. Normally, the supply of condoms is done by the national government through National Aids and STIs Control Program (NASCOP).

Speaking to KNA Wednesday, Governor John Mruttu said that the money was allocated as contingency vote should the national government fail to meet the demand for condoms in the region. He said that the region has never suffered from lack of condoms but warned that his government was not taking any chances with the lives of the people.

“It’s a prudent move to allocate money for purchase of condoms in case there should be a shortage. The national government has always supplied the products but we also need to have our measures in place just in case anything happens,” he said.

The allocation comes at a time when the region is experiencing a massive influx of people from other regions owing to the multi-million shillings infrastructure projects currently underway. It is estimated that thousands of young people are working in the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) project while hundreds others are working for the China City and Construction Company, a contractor who is building a major road from Taveta to Mwatate.

As a result, hundreds of commercial sex workers have invaded the region hoping to cash in on the windfall from the project. Also, there are heightened commercial activities along the Nairobi-Mombasa Road especially at night which is has become a major concern for health experts over increase in HIV infection rates. Maungu Township and Voi town are at the center of the activities given the high numbers of truckers and other travelers who make stopovers at the two towns

Governor Mruttu said that the allocation of the money was meant to cushion the region should there be a scarcity of the products. He argued that it was not uncommon for counties to plan for emergencies should they arise. He added that supply of TB drugs was also a national government function under the Ministry of Health but stated that his county was also setting aside money for the same.

 

Zimbabweans get 100 million condoms in HIV battle

More than 100 million condoms were distributed in Zimbabwe last year, a huge increase on previous years, indicating that more people were practising safe sex in the battle against HIV, authorities said Tuesday. According to the National Aids Council, HIV rates in Zimbabwe have declined by 30 percent since 2009.

About 1.3 million Zimbabweans out of a population of 13 million still live with HIV, with 618,980 people on anti-retroviral treatment. “We had 104 million male condoms and 5.2 million female condoms distributed last year alone, up from a total of 28 million the previous year,” said Amon Mpofu, a director at the National Aids Council.

“The distribution of condoms and the corresponding decline in the rate of infection shows people are using protection.” Condoms are freely available in public places including bars, clinics and colleges and they are handed out by community health workers in rural areas.

Shops also sell them at a government-subsidised rate. HIV is one of the leading killers in southern Africa, and health authorities are advocating safe sex to curb the spread of the virus.

-AFP

Extremes women are willing to go to bust their cheating spouses

This may sound like an episode from the series cheaters, but it actually happened. The extent to which women would go to catch their unfaithful spouses is crazy.

A listener on Larry Asego’s afternoon show says she has designed just the perfect way to bust her philandering man. She crammed the bar code numbers of the packet of condoms in the house just in case her man decided to use them when she had travelled on a work trip.

Coming home and checking the condoms, she realised they were different and her fiance was acting really friendly confirming her suspicions. Women, what crazy methods have you invented to bust your cheating spouse?

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One million condoms for Nairobi on International Condoms Day

Nairobi will Friday join the rest of the country and the world in marking the International Condoms. The day is celebrated every 13th day of February annually.

The occasion that comes ahead of Valentine’s Day on Saturday will kick off with a procession from University of Nairobi that will go to Globe Cinema roundabout, through the CBD with a media stop over at Koinange Street.

The procession will then move to Railways Station, Gikomba market, Githurai, Kangemi, Shaurimoyo estates and surrounding areas.

The road show organised by the Nairobi City County Health Services will sensitize the public on proper condom use as a way of preventing the spread of HIV and AIDS.

“The event involves publicity, condom promotion and distribution. We intend to distribute one million condoms to the public during this function,” Chief Officer County Health Services Dr Robert Ayisi said in a statement.