The French start-up Made in Love is bringing art to safe sex and showing artists a surprising place where their work can be hung. Using a patented process that allows printing directly on latex, they're bringing a touch of visual stimulation to condoms. Their goal is to send a prize pack to your door every month, the center of which are these "erotic and glamorous" artist-designed graphic condoms.
They serve their goal of helping customers "break the routine" with these care packs, the first of which included "11 graphic condoms, a beautiful tin box with 2 graphic condoms, sweat willy candies, a little ananas candle, a postcard, a poster, a notebook, [and] a cap opener." Those condoms are slated to feature the work of artists like Maëlle De La Forge, Alex & Marine, Anna Borowski and Lilyloca.
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The condoms look like "an erotic tattoo," the design of which is a surprise each time it gets unrolled. Whether or not you take the time to admire it in the moment is up to you, but if you can slow down to appreciate the little things, well, there's a little piece of potentially inspiring art wrapped around a penis each time you rip open a package.
Looking to "revolutionize the world of condoms and breathe new life into intimacy," the company brings some excitement and vision to the world of condoms, where innovation often comes in baby steps, if at all. Like other recent condom projects, such as the LELO Hex, these condoms are promoting safe sex through making condoms an eciting choice and breaking down the stigmas that surround them.
The company is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to get things going and turn boring Johnsons around the globe into modern Mona Lisas.
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