Let's face it: Condoms are versatile. And while there are many uses for condoms -- other than the obvious -- here is one we had never considered: using them to make dinner.
In order to raise awareness of safe-sex practices, a Japanese blogger and a manga writer joined forces to produce the most facetious cookbook to hit your Kindle, "Tsukutte Agetai Condomu Gohan", or roughly, "Condom Meals I Want To Make For You." It's an e-book of 11 recipes -- that we have not tested -- including "Condom Meat Stuffing," "Condom Cookies," and "Condom Escargot Cooked With Butter."
It's condom-as-cooking-utensil, not ingredient (in case you missed that point and rushed to put a condom in your ramen).
The book is published at a time when the spread of STDs (particularly HIV) is expected to rise in Japan because of a societal misunderstanding of sexual health. According to an article published in the "Journal of the Japan Medical Association" titled, "Sexual Practices And The Risk For HIV/STD Infection Of Youth In Japan," sexual activity among Japanese youth has increased since 2000, as have abortion rates in teenagers and gonorrhea and chlamydia cases.
Perhaps this is the authors' unique way of putting safe sex on the tip of everyone's tongue.
The book is available on Amazon Kindle (in Japanese), at $2.99.