While there are products which endorse safe-sex in today’s society, there aren’t too many that highlight the importance of consensual sex. It’s a difficult conversation to have at the best of times, but through initiatives that illustrate and discuss the principles rather than just spreading awareness about them are often the best way to go.
An Argentinean organisation called BBDO recently came up with a very innovative solution to illustrate the need for consent from both parties – a condom pack that requires the efforts of two just to open it.
The small box has a clever design that won’t release until all the buttons on the package are simultaneously pushed by four hands. This means that in order to use it, two individuals need to work together.
While its efficacy as a measure against sexual assault can only be speculated on, its creation has generated a very useful talking point about how we as a society go about solving these prevalent and pressing issues. One thing’s for sure, we don’t solve them by not discussing them – so having companies and organisations come up with new ways to generate discussion while also contributing a solution is precisely what we should call for.
The limited edition ‘consent pack’ will be given away for free in bars and at events in the Argentinian capital city of Buenos Aires.
SA Man Smashes Skipping-Record for New Guinness World Record
SD Heijns has set new world record for rope skipping over 8-hours with a recorded 71,185 skips in total.
Testing his limits by doing more than 71,000 skips in eight hours, a Pretoria man has set new world record for rope skipping.
SD Heijns, who started skipping aged 12 years old as part of his kickboxing training and now skips for up to eight hours a week, made the successful Guinness world record attempt at Sun International’s Maslow Time Square Hotel in Pretoria.
After completing the attempt, the 21-year-old was ecstatic and was congratulated with cheers from supporters and high-fives and hugs from family and sponsors. “There are no words for how I felt, I wanted to show that South Africa has talent too and bring this record here.”
“The longest I had skipped prior to this attempt was six hours, and this was the hardest part of today’s record attempt. My best hour was my last hour, when I did more skips than the first hour,” Heijns said. He averaged around 9,000 skips per hour.
A pressure plate system mat counted the number of skips – 71,185 in total. There was also a system to ensure that the skipping rope made a complete revolution. Two skipping ropes were used during the attempt.
Heijns said he started out too fast but soon found a better pace that saw him smash the previous record of 70,031 by 1,154 skips.
“Skipping formed an integral part of my personal training regime to stay fit during the Covid-19 lockdown and this is when I started toying with the idea of breaking the Guinness World Record,” Heijns said.
The record attempt was registered with the Guinness World record body and monitored by the Sports Science Lab for verification purposes.
Time Square General Manager Ruben Gooranah said many guests and visitors had enjoyed watching as Heijns skipped while the minutes ticked past. “It truly was an incredible feat of fitness – not one I would personally wish to attempt. Time Square congratulates Heijns on his world record,” Gooranah said.
The previous Guinness World record was held by Sella Rosa Rega from Boiceville, New York, in the United States. There are also 12 and 24-hour records, which Heijns intends to break in the future – after a rest. “The eight-hour record was a good training run,” he said.
Guinness must still declare it an official record.
WATCH: Jay Leno Drives the Cyber Truck with Elon Musk
The former talk show host and car fanatic takes Musk’s new creation for a spin!
Telsa’s Cybertruck was unveiled to some divisive thoughts, but there’s no doubt that it’s appearance and technology is intriguing, but we haven’t seen enough of it on the road to make a call on the innovative vehicle.
So, longtime Tonight Show host and obsessed car-lover, Jay Leno, was given the chance to take the Cybertruck for a test-drive, with Tesla founder Elon Musk in the passenger seat.
WATCH: Zac Efron Tackles the World’s Hottest Wings on Hot Ones
The Baywatch star tries his hand at Hot Ones’ iconic wings.
Zac Efron is one of the most dynamic actors around, going from teen heart-throb to a very reputable performer, in movies like The Greatest Showman, Neighbours, and Ted Bundy: Extremely Wicked; but can he handle the heat?
Hot Ones, the interview show run by Sean Evans which tasks celebrities to eat increasingly-hot wings while answering tricky questions, invited Efron on to see how he’d manage.
Check it out above.
WATCH: Henry Cavill’s Workout for ‘The Witcher’
The Man of Steel shows his new workout regime for The Witcher.
British actor Henry Cavill is as well-known for his acting chops as he is for his physique, which is a rare combo these days, and the Superman actor’s next role is as Geralt of Rivia in Netflix’s The Witcher is equally as gruelling (if not more) than playing the Man of Steel.
Cavill, alongside his trainer Dave Rienzi, shows off the workout he used to build his shoulders and hamstrings to play the sword-wielding demon hunter.
Check out the video above.