Japan's condom industry looking to benefit from Rugby World Cup, Tokyo Olympics

By Jack Tarrant

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Well, I hope they hand out a lot of booklets about STD's with free samples. Personally, rubber tubes are a turn off to me.

I do love the picture though. If it was just a random image, I would have thought it was NK showing off more new missiles. Probably the best photo JT has ever had. Thumbs up to the photo.

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This is the story of ruggers and the rubbers.

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As per previous articles and discussions on JT, my guess is that the topic of the size of locally made rubbers will come up.  Not sure that these two events are going to be game changers for the local johnny manufacturers though.

and also why the article interviews a bloke here with his family (relevance to rubber buying?) is puzzling.

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Faster, higher, stronger .

Speed I have that nailed already, my wife says I'm very fast. Higher? How does that work. Stronger, working on that. Too much speed work up to now. Ganbaremasu!

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Japanese condoms are too small for me . They need to make bigger ones to accommodate the foreign gentleman

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We get told every Olympics about the numbers of condoms handed out to competing athletics, I doubt they get used at the numbers claimed, as half of the athletics would arrive, compete, do some local sight seeing and leave with out indulging in any "extra curricular" activities. As for the fans its anyones guess, its already been reported that there is an expected 20,000 "working girls" coming from Korea alone add in some local girls indulging in a short term career in the redlight industries it wouldn't surprise me these "ladies of the night" DONT get the business as expected.

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From experience, I've found western rugger types to be rather disappointingly small, compared to the Japanese. Let's smash those stereotypes, together!

But kudos for condoms.

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Athletes like to have sex........... with each other, lol

ESPN: "Athletes spill details on dirty secrets in the Olympic Village"

Home to more than 10,000 athletes at the Summer Games and 2,700 at the Winter, the Olympic Village is one of the world's most exclusive clubs. "It's like the first day of college," says water polo captain Tony Azevedo, a veteran of Beijing, Athens and Sydney who is returning to London. "You're nervous, super excited. Everyone's meeting people and trying to hook up with someone."

Which is perfectly understandable, if not to be expected. Olympians are young, supremely healthy people who've been training with the intensity of combat troops for years. Suddenly they're released into a cocoon where prying reporters and overprotective parents aren't allowed. Pre-competition testosterone is running high.

But once their events are over with all that desire they've long been suppressing?

Many Olympians are in tapering mode, full of excess energy because they're maintaining a training diet of up to 9,000 calories per day while not actually training as hard. The village becomes "a pretty wild scene, the biggest melting pot you've been in," Quickly the reality sinks in that the village is "just a magical, fairy-tale place, like Alice in Wonderland, where everything is possible,"

Youths in their prime with the best bodies they'll ever have in their lives

On the way to practice fields, "the girls are in skimpy panties and bras, the dudes in underwear, so you see what everybody is working with from the jump," says Breaux Greer, an American javelin thrower. "Even if their face is a 7, their body is a 20."

"There's a lot of sex going on," says women's soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo, a gold medalist in 2008. How much sex? "I'd say it's 70 percent to 75 percent of Olympians

Many on-the-prowl athletes maintain that they're driven by a simple human need: intimacy, if only for a moment or three. For most Olympians, the ramp-up to the Games is lonely. Not unlike movie stars on a far-flung movie shoot, the Olympics present the perfect opportunity to find a partner who understands where they're coming from.

"Think about how hard it is to meet someone," Azevedo says. "Now take an Olympian who trains from 6 a.m. until 5 p.m. every day. When the hell are you supposed to meet someone? Now the pressure is done, you're meeting like-minded people ... and boom."

American tourist Jerome Davies, who was visiting Tokyo this month with his wife and three children, said he had chosen to stay at a love hotel because it offered a large room at a much cheaper rate than a regular hotel.

"Its clean, it's well located and it suits our family just fine," said Davies, standing outside the hotel he had booked for four nights.

Just make sure sound-proof walls, lol

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There's only 1 brand in Japan vaguely suitable for Foreigner's - that's the Big Boy one.... they're unexciting, and come in a shade of Black.

As the other Poster suggested, some of the other brands aren't really suitable - I've tried many, and when they're too tight you loose sensation; but worse, they're liable to break (which can lead to an awkward and inevitably expensive situation).

The more recent 0.01mil ones looked promising, but sadly they too could do with a bit more stretch, otherwise they just end up like a small cap sitting at the top.

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I agree with mmwkdw, even the thin ones feel like they are already stretched & very little actual give. I used to use the big boy ones but the shape is not great. Durex designs provide a much better fit by not being the same shape all the way along but it's a shame they are impossible to find in Tokyo anymore. Which is weird given their huge market share overseas.

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that's the Big Boy one.... they're unexciting, and come in a shade of Black. there the only ones that come close to fitting , easy just to steer clear of Japan condoms and get them on Amazon USA, Trojan Magnum XL

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I guess foreign made condoms are subject to a ... handling charge, that makes them less attractive for casual usage.

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