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Devil Skin, indeed
February 14, 2008 7:30 AM   Subscribe

Just some cellophane condom wrappers from the 1930 and '40s. Nicely matched with syphilis awareness posters from the same era.

The site is mainly devoted to government and public service comics. The most popular is about heroin addiction
Hooked (1961).
posted by shothotbot (34 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
BLONDTEX
posted by anthill at 7:33 AM on February 14, 2008


DEVIL SKIN. Aww yeah.
posted by nebulawindphone at 7:36 AM on February 14, 2008


Paper-based Condom Envelopes

Or did you mean ((cellophane condom) wrappers)?

In any case, I'd like to know who the target market for PONCHO was.
posted by DU at 7:36 AM on February 14, 2008


Because we're not concerned about you, we're concerned about industry. (Oh yeah, and would you go out and spend some money? It's good for the economy.)
posted by CheeseDigestsAll at 7:38 AM on February 14, 2008


BLONDTEX
Do you think thats pronounced like TeX the markup language or Tex the cowboy?

Paper-based Condom Envelopes
Noted, thank you.
posted by shothotbot at 7:38 AM on February 14, 2008


And that Brontosaurus seemed so nice.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 7:39 AM on February 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


Pousse L'amour

oh jeez.
posted by Uther Bentrazor at 7:41 AM on February 14, 2008


I was the thinking the syphilis posters were pretty non-conservative and forthright (even saying "sexual intercourse" and talking about kids 11-15, not to mention "false shame"), but then we get this one. God's light shines down on the healthy married couple staying within the bounds of matrimony.
posted by DU at 7:41 AM on February 14, 2008


"Lucky Silk" indeed!

Also: I love the "Poncho" dude.
posted by everichon at 7:52 AM on February 14, 2008


"Poncho" is at least descriptive. Am I supposed to get excited by "Sedatex?"

And what in the name of god is that THING on the Neverrip package? Did they have furries in the 30's?
posted by rokusan at 8:10 AM on February 14, 2008


Am I supposed to get excited by "Sedatex?"

Se-date-x --> Sex Date, how about now?

I love how Amazon brand sold "Ivory Finish" I suppose if your man was too "ethnic" it allayed some of the guilt.
posted by Pollomacho at 8:19 AM on February 14, 2008


And what in the name of god is that THING on the Neverrip package?

Chewbacca? The more I look at it the less I see.
posted by shothotbot at 8:32 AM on February 14, 2008


I think it's a lion. Lions are known for being impermeable to semen.
posted by DU at 8:35 AM on February 14, 2008


I have this habit of assigning personalities and stories to inanimate objects. I can't help it. So, I'm looking at these, and I'm looking at Poncho down there, surrounded by all these women. I can't help thinking, "He really must be The Best."
posted by katillathehun at 8:43 AM on February 14, 2008


Don't lose your pay!
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 8:54 AM on February 14, 2008


The packaging of the "Redi-Wet Skins" is nifty. Little bullet of love gloves.

That Planned Parenthood comic they had on the site was actually informative and respectful. I somehow expected it to be more...weird.
posted by batmonkey at 9:11 AM on February 14, 2008


Those awareness posters are outstanding! Nice post, thanks.

and #20 is particularly scary...

The Great Crippler!
posted by sir_rubixalot at 9:19 AM on February 14, 2008


"Devil Skin" is awesome—I think we should reintroduce it as a proprietary eponym—but I think I like Buffalo best. It says "hump" in the nicest way.
posted by mumkin at 9:26 AM on February 14, 2008


"100,000 cases under the age of 19?" I thought kids didn't have teh sex before the sixties counterculture sought to destroy America with its agenda of communism, anti-americanism and free love ?!
posted by Slothrup at 9:27 AM on February 14, 2008


That's "Bufalo". One f.

I think kids didn't have sex before the 60s only after the 50s. In the 30s the 40s, kids had sex (but nobody had sex in the movies).
posted by DU at 9:29 AM on February 14, 2008


"Syphilis -- As Old As Creation"

Maybe, but it took Christopher Columbus and his crew to find it and share it.
posted by StickyCarpet at 9:30 AM on February 14, 2008


Hmm, where have I seen that poster before...
ah yes, on a piece of Futurama merchandise! How bizarre.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 9:55 AM on February 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


latex + sedative = sexy date
posted by obvious at 10:27 AM on February 14, 2008


I was the thinking the syphilis posters were pretty non-conservative and forthright (even saying "sexual intercourse" and talking about kids 11-15, not to mention "false shame"), but then we get this one. God's light shines down on the healthy married couple staying within the bounds of matrimony.

I read it more as "Don't give your wife the syph you caught banging that filthy whore."
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim at 10:37 AM on February 14, 2008


This poster, for some reason, put one word into my head: Tuskegee.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:45 AM on February 14, 2008


Hey, obvious, shouldn't that be le sexy date?
posted by grubi at 10:55 AM on February 14, 2008



I read it more as "Don't give your wife the syph you caught banging that filthy whore."


That's how I saw it too. And that's the good kind of conservative there.
posted by Bookhouse at 10:59 AM on February 14, 2008


"Pousse L'Amour". Huhuhuhuhuh... hey Beavis... they said... huhuhuhuhuhuh

Putting drawings of women on condom packaging was a good idea. Good marketing. Whatever happened to that? How did it become like mythological soldiers and pictures of beach scenes?
posted by DecemberBoy at 11:39 AM on February 14, 2008


What, no reference to National Condom Week (which starts today)? For shame!
posted by monospace at 12:19 PM on February 14, 2008


I imagine all the lovin' using Poncho was a little sad and uninspired.
posted by Paid In Full at 2:20 PM on February 14, 2008


Chewbacca? The more I look at it the less I see.

I know its supposed to be a lion, with the dark oval as the mouth and the white inverted triangle above it as the nose. The forehead is small and the white eyes are at the top of the head right next to the ears.

But I can also mentally flip the image, by seeing the dark oval as the nose, and the two dark lines on the whisker pads as closed eyelids and everything above that as a big round forehead. It still looks like a lion, just the less dignified cowardly one from Wizard of Oz.
posted by fucker at 10:13 PM on February 14, 2008


Man that mimosa one is classy. I looked that typeface and the first thing I thought was, "this is a condom that fuckin' Sinatra would use."

Great post, thanks.
posted by churl at 12:51 AM on February 15, 2008


She's holding a stuffed toy? Must be one of the 13 000 11-to-15 year olds that are mentioned in the other poster...
posted by five fresh fish at 6:14 PM on February 15, 2008


Yea I'm going with Chewbacca or an Ewok.

Or Dan Haggerty.
posted by dasheekeejones at 5:54 AM on February 16, 2008


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