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If you’re sexually active, if you’re a condom user, or if you’re just interested, the MoJo Wire has come up with this handy method of putting the Avanti story into a personal perspective. Don’t worry, our site doesn’t give out cookies, and we’re not keeping a record of who you are or what you reveal.


1. I have sexual intercourse about:

2. When I have sex, I use condoms about:

0% of the time
25% of the time
50% of the time
75% of the time
100% of the time

3. When I use condoms, I personally buy them about:

0% of the time
25% of the time
50% of the time
75% of the time
100% of the time

4. Have you ever had a condom break on you?

No
Yes

5. Have you ever used Avanti* “plastic” condoms?

Yes
No
I don’t know…it was dark


*Disclaimer: The original, too-thin Avanti condom was sold in 13 Western states and by some national chains from December 1994 to May 1996. The FDA has never issued a recall. Not all Avanti condoms are thin and easily breakable.

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