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posted by cmn32480 on Tuesday November 14, @11:47AM   Printer-friendly
from the for-your-wine-not-your-weiner dept.

Submitted via IRC for OneLitreIn

Not all conversations with your mom about condoms have to end in mortification. For example: One mother and son turned a quip about rubbers into an industrious new way to save wine.

The Wine Condom, which is literally a condom stretched over the top of a wine bottle, was conceived by Laura Bartlett and her clearly well-adjusted son, Mitch Strahan.

The Dallas duo came up with the idea in 2014 after Bartlett sealed off a bottle of wine with plastic wrap secured with a rubber band. They realized it looked like a condom and their dream was born.

Their original contraption first launched that late spring/early summer. Recently, the two announced a new design for their invention, which works for different sizes of wine bottles. (Expect to see a few floating around at White Elephant Gift Exchange this holiday season.)

The device, made from food-grade silicone and sold online for $10 per six-pack, works much as you'd expect: After opening a bottle of wine, the Wine Condom can be rolled over the opening, creating a seal that prevents air from escaping.

Source: http://nypost.com/2017/11/10/forget-bottle-stoppers-wine-condoms-will-save-your-booze/


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  • (Score: -1, Offtopic) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @12:17PM (6 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @12:17PM (#596758)

    I've never understood, why don't we have normal silicone condoms? You'd be able to boil them for reuse and they're far less likely to break. If they wouldn't be able to hold onto the penis very well, there's always the female styled condoms. No worry about slippage on those.

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  • (Score: 4, Funny) by c0lo on Tuesday November 14, @12:23PM (2 children)

    by c0lo (156) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday November 14, @12:23PM (#596760)

    I've never understood, why don't we have normal silicone condoms? You'd be able to boil them for reuse and they're far less likely to break.

    If you are after durability and reuse, I suggest the use of rubber tyres. For added security, choose the monster-truck ones.

    (grin)

  • (Score: 2) by looorg on Tuesday November 14, @03:26PM (2 children)

    by looorg (578) on Tuesday November 14, @03:26PM (#596821)

    Shouldn't be a problem. Reusable once was once the norm as far as condoms went, they where mostly made from animal intestine then but I guess as a principle it works the same. As far as holding onto the penis I seem to recall from the memoir written by Casanova that he used to tie a little bow at the end to hold it in place, he also used to blow it up like a balloon to check for holes and to entertain the ladies. That said they probably wasn't that great since he probably had more STD:s then one can imagine.

    The question for today is would you really want to stand around and wash it out after each usage? The prepare it for the next encounter. Or pay a buck or whatever they cost where you are and get a one time use item. Is the effort worth the cost?

    • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @03:36PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @03:36PM (#596826)

      Or pay a buck or whatever they cost where you are and get a one time use item. Is the effort worth the cost?

      Now that is just wasteful. Just like underwear, it can be used twice before washing -- just turn it inside out after the first use!

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @08:58PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @08:58PM (#596977)

      I'd just run it through the dishwasher.