Bow chicka wow wow (via flickr user robertelyov)

Bow chicka wow wow (via flickr user robertelyov)

If you haven’t been searching for a new apartment/job/couch, or haven’t been scouring our site lately, you might have missed some of the goods Craiglist’s Cavern of Wacky Wonders has been doling out lately. And today, the Craigslist Gods are gifting one of you lucky lovers out there with a veritable prophylactic fountain: 10,000 condoms. For free. (more…)

03/05/13 4:13pm
Sex on the mind, or crime on the mind? via Flickr user staceyjoy

Sex on the mind, or crime on the mind? via Flickr user staceyjoy

We’ve made a number of arguments in favor of using condoms here on Brokelyn, from the fact that they’re easy to attain around here to terrible syphilis outbreaks to the fact that science says it still feels good. But, there’s always going to be people out there who tell you to go raw, from the Ol’ Dirty Bastard to that friend of yours with the weird rash to, uh…the NYPD? Via Vice comes the startling news that the condom you’ve got on your person could be used as evidence that you’re a sex worker. (more…)

01/24/13 9:41am
Totally unbiased sources agree. via Vando Comics

Totally unbiased sources agree. via Vando Comics

Oh sure everyone knows they should use condoms, but everyone also knows they’ll come up with plenty of excuses not to use them, chief of among them “it just feels better.” But have your nerve endings and brain been lying to you this whole time? The Atlantic found a University of Indiana study that says yes, they were. Well, there goes that excuse. (more…)

01/10/13 3:05pm
It's out there, waiting to ruin your good time. via Under the Microscope

It’s out there, waiting to ruin your good time. via Under the Microscope

It’s time for more horrible STD news! We’re gonna level with you guys: we’re absolutely in the pocket of Big Condom, but it’s a better place to be than the poor medical researchers who had to inform us all that antibiotics that were previously useful in fighting gonorrhea are now proving ineffective. Fortunately for you, you live in a city that gives a damn about your health and is willing to just put bowls of condoms out everywhere. (more…)

02/15/11 1:03pm

Booty call? Cover your apps

Not only was yesterday Valentine’s Day, it was also National Condom Awareness Day. Since 1971, mama-bear NYC  has been distributing free condoms in hopes of making NYC the safest place to have sex. Now the NYC Department of Health has free condom displays in more than 3,000 venues, including community centers, clubs, cafes and stores. Where am I going to find free condoms closest to me when I need it, you ask? Well, now, there’s an app for that. (more…)

08/11/10 3:18pm

syphylisGetting laid is one of the few forms of entertainment that — even when the summer concerts end — won’t hit you with ticket prices or drink minimums (although sometimes that helps). But because you somehow missed the thousands of free condoms around the city, and health class succeeded in scaring the crap out of you in high school, the biggest cost might be the time you spend Googling the difference between an ingrown hair and an STD sore. Better safe than sorry, so we put together a listing of all the free screenings (and pregnancy testing) centers in the borough. This way, you don’t have to wait until you donate blood to the Red Cross for your next HIV screening, and your sex life can resume. (more…)