sex on the right key with musical condoms
HONG KONG, Saturday,Reuters) - Forget chocolates or roses this Valentine's
Day -- a gift of musical condoms is bound to be more entertaining.
Hong Kong's Ondo Creation, which makes designer condoms, hopes its
Idom sheathes will put a more romantic spin on safe sex -- and reduce
the risk of a slap on the face that a pack of six might elicit among
some conservative Asians.
The Idom itself doesn't sing -- but the mint, strawberry, chocolate
and banana flavored condoms come in an attractive package with a
music CD to get you in the mood for love.
Musical condoms will put a more romantic spin on safe sex
"We create an environment for lovers who would
like to try a different experience," said Victor Tsang who
runs Ondo Creation.
"We try to create products that are not embarrassing, but very
trendy and hip. It's a lifestyle product," he added. Cynics
may scoff at the marketing gloss, but the 18 month start-up's products
sell across the world. The firm also won a bronze medal in the Industrial
Design Excellence Awards run in conjunction with BusinessWeek magazine,
which said Ondo had managed to "revitalize the image of condoms."
Tsang, a former IT executive, says his product
was inspired by a desire to promote safe sex and to provide a fun,
relaxed alternative for what he calls "more conservative"
customers. The brand eschews regular prophylactic distributors,
instead peddling its ware in bookstores, record shops and trendy
nightspots in a long list of cities .