Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Not your typical request...

Durex are looking for people to help test their products.

I am intrigued as to how exactly this works, do people ring up on an individual basis and then get paired with someone, or do couples sign up, or does a person get given some magazines and a room and then they see if anything leaks though.

I always figured that Durex must have some way on testing their products, I guess i never really thought about how it was done.

5 comments:

Lyndon said...

I'm hoping it's a different kind of testing than the "Lifestyles condoms are tested more than three times" kind of testing. That would be gross.

[actually Wikipedia and my recollection says that's done with electrical current. For burst testing on batches, NZ has one autorised condom testing lab:
http://www.esr.cri.nz/competencies/pharmaceuticals/condomtesting.htm]

Heine said...

It sounds pretty good, especially as it is looking to see if their products are pleasurable. Now as most men know, condoms are just not fun to use... so we would need to have lots more sex to see if this product is ok or not :)

Pamziewamzie said...

Now as most men know, condoms are just not fun to use...

That's a myth. Apparently sex lasts longer when you use condoms, which we women - and men if they are the pleasing type - should be glad of.

Heine said...

Pam, I said, as most MEN know. :)

Men care about the performance and the time we take for sex... but I am willing to wager you that most MEN do not prefer condoms to non condom sex.

LibertyLuke said...

My sister used to work in the ESR condom testing lab in Wellington a few years ago. She took me through and showed me once.

Test 1: Fill condoms with a bit of water and hang them from a little carousel to see if there are any leaks. Test 2: The same water-filled condoms are rolled around by hand on a mat (using a fair bit of pressure) to see if they burst or leak at all. Test 3: Put condoms on an air pipe in a clear-front closet and fill them up until they burst (they get very big, about a metre long and 30-40 cm in diameter before bursting, IIRC).

It was pretty interesting. Essentially (again, iirc), hardly any condoms should fail any of the tests; if too many fail the whole batch gets destroyed/recalled.