Before emojis took over as the world’s fastest growing language, the suggestion of a condom flavoured like an aubergine may have raised eyebropws.
But when the firm, purple vegetable once beloved by TV chefs became a by-word for the male appendage, it seemed only sensible that Durex may have enshrined it as a topping for condoms.
Now, as it turned out, the reported move was an elaborate media stunt – to try and bring about the introduction of a condom emoji – but coming not long after the revelation of the aubergine sex toy, it wasn’t a massive leap to imagine.
If you’re disappointed it was a ruse, here are some more unusual flavoured condoms you might like to check out.
If you’re using one of these, chances are you’re already wide awake, but the launch from Indian ‘dom manufacturer Manforce has proven popular.
It joins a roster including strawberry, jasmine, bubble gum, black grapes, chocolate, green apple – ‘for those who love to sin’ – orange, banana, butterscotch and pineapple.
Described as “green in colour with a realistic cannabis flavour and smell,” the Cannadom is a real thing .
They won’t get you high and are apparently perfectly legal, but there are no customer reviews to reveal how realistic they may taste/smell.
Probably not perfect if the person you’re trying to have relations with is a vampire, the curious description on The Stinking Rose site is: “It’s a condom, use your imagination”.
Most sexual meanderings don’t involve garlic, but if yours does, this is a real winner.
Those who enjoy a tipple of Scotch will more than likely already know about the existence of these condoms flavoured to their favoured after dinner relaxer.
For the rest of us, this is a Scottish trip to somewhere very unusual that’s surely all about the novelty.
For those with a fondness for pig products, here are some bacon ‘doms to add to your bathroom cabinet beside the bacon shower gel .
Featuring the tagline: “Make your meat look like meat”, these striking sheaths are in taste, flavour and appearance as bacon is.
And fear not, say makers J&D , as they’re “tested to help ensure reliability and the utmost safety for when you’re makin’ Bacon”.
As an added bonus,they say baconlube “ultra premium water-based meat-flavoured personal lubricant has been generously applied inside and out for an even more hot pork experience”.
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