Cockfight

Man with rubber fetish keeps the hits coming: Would it surprise you to learn that the world’s leading condom designer is Indian?

Dr. Alla Venkata Krishna Reddy is the designer of at least three successful specialty condoms (the Pleasure Plus, the Inspiral and the Trojan Twisted Pleasure) and one female condom (the V-Amour). The tragedy of his head-onistic genius is that he’s completely wrapped up in I. Pee litigation (via Boing Boing). He’s getting shafted by his own patents — it’s autolitigious stimulation.

Reddy’s great contribution to the universe of condom design… [was that] Reddy viewed them as devices that could help enhance male pleasure…

… Reddy’s first condom company failed in the mid-’90s and he lost control of his patents in a bankruptcy auction… He returned to his native India and continued to tweak his innovative designs, and with the help of partners in the United States, soon reentered the American market, first with the Inspiral, and then with the [Trojan] Twisted Pleasure… So, tragically, Reddy is being sued for violating his own patents. [Link]

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p>Randy Reddy [was] dubbed the ‘Leonardo’ of condomsReddy started with a condom with a pouch at the end, progressing to an unholy spiral and then two in the latest incarnation. It’s like Gillette razors, pretty soon there’ll be five spirals with built-in vibration They’ve sold well and won awards from such paragons of hard news as Cosmo, Men’s Health and Maxim:

“When I rolled it on, my penis looked like Marvin the Martian,” says a staffer. “But when I took a look in the middle of things, the extra fabric had twisted itself into a pinwheel shape. It actually lives up to its name…” [Link]

Dr Reddy [was] dubbed the “Leonardo” of condoms by Adam Glickman, president of Condomania… [Link]

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p>Despite all the backslapping, he didn’t get cocky. Although Reddy didn’t nail the business side of things with his first design, he turned over a fresh wrapper by licensing to the biggest, Trojan. His ex-business partner, a former accountant, was feeling his oats. In a tort-ish mood, again he sued.

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p>The same judge who ruled in favor of Reddy the first time is presiding over the Twisted Pleasure case. The judge has gotta love that docket. I’m sure he’s demanding free samples so he gets some first-hand experience. It’s vital before the briefs are dropped off and the orgal arguments begin. As for Dr. Reddy, his wife and three sons, I’ve got just three words for you:

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p>Coolest… uncle… ever.

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p>I wonder how conversations go at their kitty parties:

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p>AUNTIE NO. 1: ‘So, vat does your husband do?’

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p>SAROJINI AUNTIE: ‘Umm… plastics.’

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p>Oh yes, there will be pictures:

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Pleasure Plus
Inspiral
Twisted Pleasure: up and coming
V-Amour female condom

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94 thoughts on “Cockfight

  1. Anyway, let’s not get distracted from my main objective – getting an SM thread on sex.

    Why don’t you start it off, then?

  2. I can’t start it! I’m not an exalted member of the order of Sepia!

    Wait, wait. Give me some time and I’ll do some research for you beautiful Mutineers. That way you’ll have something solid to blog about instead of just saying “Bong Breaker keeps banging on about banging”. So belay that order Mr Worf and smoke me a kipper, I’ll be back with more info (at some point soon).

  3. Bongo you are lil late. India Today has come out with a complete Sex Survey. Can’t actually find the direct link to the survey, but heres a BBC take at it.

    Ok Ang, so lets hear all abt ur preferences.

  4. Bongo you are lil late

    How odd, girls normally say the exact opposite to me.

    No no OYBBB, that’s old news! Attitudes in India are occasionally discussed – but I’m actually more curious about opinions in the diaspora. The few Brits on here have probably racked up at least…oooh…a girl between us, so we can give the British Asian standpoint and then all you lot can give the Canadian/American (or even Jamaican) view!

    Seriously, what sort of brown girls and guys exist in today’s West? Are they VERY different from Indians in India? Are they having more or less sex? Are they stuck in the past? Etc…

    But like I said, I’ll get something concrete first. I know the person to talk to.

  5. India Today has come out with a complete Sex Survey

    That article about attitudes of parents and teenagers in India is not surprising, but I don’t think the discussion between parents and children is any more open here in the vest. Basic sex education isn’t going to cut it. I was lucky I had good self-esteem growing up, but alot of my peers had to learn about sex and relationships the hard way.

    Yes, they teach you about condoms, puberty and the pill, but that’s not enough. Mostly I think girls and their mentors (teacher, parent, etc) should have frank, open discussions about relationships, sex, and self-pleasure, so they don’t fall into the trap of believing they have to please some boy to have any self-worth.

    But I digress… that’s an aside point. I think BB wanted to know more about adults, not teenagers. BB, you may have to wait till after office hours for a response from readers…

  6. Bong Breaker, Nothing personal, but your posts are weaker and more transparent than you constant referencing of your profession. Is that a U.K. brown thing, or just a brown thing? Whatever it is, I find it paritcularly irksome. Peace

  7. See this is why I did the film Salaam Namaste. Noone told me these stats.

    Why do girls expect support if there is an accident? heck!! How am I responsible if the condom had a leak. I wore one, didnt I?

    Saif Khan

  8. Lord Kitchener, Christ mate get a sense of humour. What’s more irksome, me referencing my profession or you referencing your supposed prowess in bed? What exactly are my posts transparent or weak in reference to? By the way, I don’t have a profession, I am a student. I doubt anyone here gives a shit what I do from day to day, but surely it’s natural to talk about what you do.

    Peace, blaadclaaaat.

  9. but the alternatives aren’t?? Some clearly aren’t

    I meant alternatives of getting pregnant and the cost of raising a child, getting an STD or something terminal and the cost of medical care… hell, condoms are significantly cheaper that oral contraceptives. However, like a metrocard, your cost savings increases with more use…

  10. BOOYAKA!

    With no cover, it would be like:

    BOOOOOOOOOOOYAKAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!

    Clearly you are missing out.

  11. I’ll say this about sexual attitudes in the subcontinent.

    I think my friends there have a LOT of sex. There is a lot of promiscuity and from what I’ve heard from a certain cousin, a lot of girls he knows are trying to break out of that “I’m a good Indian girl” mould. Of course, not everyone is like that.

    My first question is, WHERE? where do you do it? Most of them live with their parents and no matter what socio-economic class you come from, the percentage of households, where the parents would be cool with sexual ongoings of unmarried kids is Very small (Heck, thats true of desi parents in the US also)

    It’s usually on the terrace or in the car. Bal Thackeray’s Culture police are havin’ a field day! :)

  12. Some clearly aren’t

    more cheap bc:

    but only condoms can stop cooties :)

    No glove, no love.

    If you already can’t tell I’m a huge safe-sex advocate, OK a sex advocate in general, so many of the worlds problems could be solved….but I digress…So this one time I was at this weekend long party promoting a play I was in and raising money for AIDS orphans, basically it was a meat market too, and at one of the concerts I somehow got pulled up on stage and got a hold of the mike, so I yelled “Tonight remember No glove No Love!”

    Some people didn’t get it. They thought I had a michael jackson fetish…

    Either way I got branded the glove girl.

    Ohhh what a weekend

  13. With no cover, it would be like: BOOOOOOOOOOOYAKAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH! Clearly you are missing out.

    No, only if you are male and have to wear the cover.

  14. but only condoms can stop cooties :)

    Even better – a long term relationship with a trusted partner.

    No, only if you are male and have to wear the cover.

    Is that really the case? Condoms don’t make any physicial difference for the female at all?

  15. No, only if you are male and have to wear the cover.
    Is that really the case? Condoms don’t make any physicial difference for the female at all?

    Most women I have talked to prefer sex sans condom, especially if they already have lubrication issues that are made worse by condoms, especially condoms with the spermicide nonoxynol-9

    Even better – a long term relationship with a trusted partner.

    In an ideal world. But alas, ideal our world is not.

    And in that case abstinance is really your best protector, but the truth is people have sex, and whatever kind of sex they choose to have and who they have it with is their business. Mine is to try and make it safer.

  16. Either way I got branded the glove girl. Ohhh what a weekend

    KenyanDesi, its time you started a blog on your personal life. I am in awe of your fascinating lifestyle! Only wish I went to such glove parties :) But what the heck, your Blog will help me live it vicariously! I even have a name for ur blog – DesiGloveGal.com :) Rush b4 BongBreaker beats you to the domain name !

  17. My first question is, WHERE? where do you do it? Most of them live with their parents and no matter what socio-economic class you come from, the percentage of households, where the parents would be cool with sexual ongoings of unmarried kids is Very small (Heck, thats true of desi parents in the US also)

    I used to live in Vadodara (AKA Baroda), and it was famous for its beautiful gardens. They were also notorious ‘make out’ spots. Especially during Navratri (Garba) when couples would sneak off into a dark corner, behind a bush or something. Plus people always had that one friend or relative who was never home, but you had access to said persons home. Maruti vans were popular, too.

    One of the city’s pools where I used to swim was in one of these gardens. As a 13 yr old, riding my bike past some used rubber on a dirt trail behind the garden evoked both curiousity and sheer repulsion.

    All the condom ads that flood television in India are hilarious. We bet a friend once that he couldn’t walk up to the pharmacy and buy a packet of “Kamasutra” condoms. Well, he did, and we paid out. The dolt he was, the guy simply put the packet in his drawer. When his mom was cleaning up the room a few weeks later, poor lady was shocked and really pissed off thinking that her 15yr old was active. He told the truth and all was good. It still makes me laugh, though.

  18. Condoms don’t make any physicial difference for the female at all?
    Most women I have talked to prefer sex sans condom, especially if they already have lubrication issues that are made worse by condoms, especially condoms with the spermicide nonoxynol-9

    Alright! Alright! Maybe just a little “drying” for some people but nothing that can’t be solved with lubricant (or foreplay) if one has such issues. My point was to encourage safe sex, period.

  19. Is that really the case? Condoms don’t make any physicial difference for the female at all?
    Most women I have talked to prefer sex sans condom, especially if they already have lubrication issues that are made worse by condoms, especially condoms with the spermicide nonoxynol-9

    KenyanDesi, I’ve got to agree. It’s not just men who have “issues” with condoms, it’s women as well. Most women I know just don’t like them. They use them, but they’d really prefer not to.

    Near as I can tell, women like female condoms even less than male condoms. They’re expensive, a bit tricky to put on, and have that “garbage bag” effect. They also increase the risk of vaginal farts. Why people worry about the last one is beyond me – folks look and sound pretty silly while “doing it” so why should they worry about one more sound effect? Still … It’s a shame though, since female condoms interrupt the “process” less than male ones do.

    – DjiboutiDesi

  20. My first question is, WHERE? where do you do it? Most of them live with their parents and no matter what socio-economic class you come from, the percentage of households, where the parents would be cool with sexual ongoings of unmarried kids is Very small (Heck, thats true of desi parents in the US also)

    Make love, not war, but nothing while driving.

    There’s your answer.

  21. Let’s continue to talk about all the sex that “other people” or “friends” have.

    LOL.

  22. Vhat is all this sexy-sexy talk?!! Shame! For SHAME!!!

    None of you are suitable! Not one! How you are knowing all about this condom-fondom, ha? Is this what you are studying when you going to the library?!

    I told Uncle-ji there is some funny business happening at those places! What else you are doing there? Smoking ganja, yaar?!

    Two tight slaps, you are all needing. Just vait!

  23. Well,

    I never knew condoms are used for this :) Now I have some idea on why they use it. Thanx SM

    I am running to the nearest store….with all the excitement in the world……..to try that thing…….a sudden thought…….don’t I need a girl to try this out…..now comes the herculean task of finding a girl…….I walk to my home, dejected with all the excitement down the drain.

    After watching Steve Carell in 40 Yr Old Virgin…..I think there is some hope still left in me :)

  24. hey I hope my auntyji didn’t turn people off from commenting! All in good fun, yaar?

    I echo the call for safety above all else! No glove, no love!

    (btw…does anyone else think the female condom looks like a jellyfish? Just me? Does this mean I’m immature? It’s ruining my Finding Nemo memories, fer sure.)

  25. They also increase the risk of vaginal farts

    Vaginal WHAAAA ?…NOOOOOOOO….

    Ignorance was bliss…

  26. KenyanDesi, its time you started a blog on your personal life.I am in awe of your fascinating lifestyle! Only wish I went to such glove parties :) But what the heck, your Blog will help me live it vicariously! I even have a name for ur blog – DesiGloveGal.com :) Rush b4 BongBreaker beats you to the domain name !

    Awww shucks! Thank you :) I will let you know when I finally get around to it. I had started a friendster one, but when it sent out all those annoying “your friend X has updated their blog” to people I quit

  27. Alright! Alright! Maybe just a little “drying” for some people but nothing that can’t be solved with lubricant (or foreplay) if one has such issues. My point was to encourage safe sex, period.

    That’s right Ang, we want periods every month….ok, maybe we don’t want them want them…ehh you know what I mean

    Vhat is all this sexy-sexy talk?!! Shame! For SHAME!!! …Is this what you are studying when you going to the library?! ..Two tight slaps, you are all needing. Just vait!

    That is not what uncleji told me. He said you two were singing and acting out songs like from Roja–”rukhmani, rukhmani shaadi ke baad kya kya hua?” and “choli ke piche kya hai*” And during navratri you were doing more with the dandia than dancing…auntiji, shaadi ke baad kya kya hua?


    *Rukhmani, what happend after the wedding? **what’s behind your blouse?

  28. nothing that can’t be solved with lubricant (or foreplay)

    yeah go foreplay, even if it’s the only play…that’s good too…ok, must shut up now.

  29. With no cover, it would be like:

    BOOOOOOOOOOOYAKAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!

    Clearly you are missing out.

    Argus:

    It’s always like that with me. I’m not missing anything.

  30. It’s always like that with me.

    You don’t exist, although you are every man’s fantasy.

  31. “Ahem” indeed ;)

    With regards to the question of discussions/education on these matters by Indian parents, I can’t speak for people back in the subcontinent, but here in the UK anyway it tends to vary quite wildly depending on the specific family; some parents are a little more liberal (some would say “realistic”) and are aware of the isses involved in pre-marital dating, and therefore make sure their kids are responsible in these matters. With regards to other parents, they don’t approve of their adult children dating full-stop and therefore any discussions/advice regarding contraception are regarded as being a moot point, since as far as they’re concerned their sons/daughters shouldn’t be having premarital sex with anyone anyway.

    Plus don’t forget the culturally-conditioned “sharam” factor on the part of many — by no means not all — of the 1st-Generationers, which prevents many parents from discussing anything relationship-related with their adult children at all and, simultaneously, prevents their kids from broaching this topic with their parents (as their folks “don’t want to know about it and don’t want to discuss it”). This also follows onto other factors such as the prevention of open, mature discussions about what one wants in a marital partner too, but that’s a different (albeit related) off-topic issue.

    It often comes down to deliberate barriers to communication; which can be highly irresponsible on the part of the parents, but the cultural conditioning in these matters can be pretty heavy. A lot of mental and emotional “blocks”.

  32. He said you two were singing and acting out songs like from Roja–”rukhmani, rukhmani shaadi ke baad kya kya hua*?” and “choli ke piche kya hai**”

    HAHhhaaa!! Kenyandesi, it’s like you peered into my memories! Freshman year of college, I got roped into participating in a Diwali fashion/dance show. Basically, each girl came out to a song and danced about a bit before twirling away.

    So I’m lip synching along to the song I’m supposed to dance to, feeling confused about why the choreographer girl wouldn’t tell me what the words meant (hey I’m sri Lankan!) and why my dance had to be so much about heaving breasteses……completely unprepared for the wolf-whistles and hollers I got that night as I danced out to “cholie he piche kya hai”.

    (((cringe)))

  33. why my dance had to be so much about heaving breasteses

    Teeehheeee…the choreographer girl was smart ;)

    The Hindi version of Rukhmani is even racier–chock full of innuento, but I heard that the origional tamil (I think it was origionally in Tamil) is even more scandalous…

  34. Jai Singh,

    Your points are well taken. However I would like to point out that parental involvement is another key issue. Consider this – American parents definitely do not feel shy about talking to their kids about safe sex. Yet teen pregnancy and other risky behavior is much more prevalent among their kids compared to their Asian/Indian counterparts. Asian/Indian kids also start out at a much later age. This is because their parents really get involved in their kids’ lives, spend time with them and push them into academics/activities.

    Another dangerous factor is the widespread belief that condom makes everything unquestionably safe. Unfortunately it is not so. More unfortunate is the fact that doctors, government agencies and other sources claim that condoms provide virtually 100% protection against STDs. The truth is, according to leading experts, they may at best provide about 70% to 80% protection in real life usage scenario. You might ask, why are we being mislead? Well, this is a conscious choice that has been made. When communicating this data, the experts were caught between a rock and a hard place. If they said condoms do not provide as much protection, it could trigger a rejection of usage (I do not care, I would catch bugs anyway). By announcing they are 100% safe, they are making a bet that usage will increase, which as a matter of fact it has. But it has spurred risky behavior among some rational people who would otherwise be more cautious.

    I think people need to be taught about the risk issue involved with condoms. Bravura phrases like no glove no love or if you think she’s spunky, cover your monkey do not mitigate the risk factors. People need to be taught risk management – if you desire more return, you have to have a better appetite for risk. Here, the return is analogous to perceived sexual pleasure and I am assuming it is directly proportional to the number of partners and other risky behavior. But it also increases risk. Yes, the risk is low but it does exist. And it goes up riskier the behavior. Contracting STDs is not cool, especially not HIV, Hep-C etc.

    So, I really think condom parties are perpetuating a myth. People should be taught about Sexual risk management and then allowed to decide what they want to do with their lives.