Current Wisdom

Current Wisdom

By From the July-August 2013 issue

In a leading British daily, yet another wholesome use for that staple of a young Westerner’s life, the prophylactic, now more commonly called the condom or possibly “a good chew”:

I remember my first experience with a condom. It was a year before my GCSE exams: my classmates and I were just leaving a Citizenship class, and we were chewing on them like gum. They were mint flavored. We had just been taught how to put condoms on plastic penises as an introduction to our sexual lives—as if the Government had said: “Go on, you young rascals, go fornicate, because now we’ve told you you can.”
May 24, 2013


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