Sir Richard's Condom Company Classic Ribbed Condoms - 12 Pack
Sir Richard's Condom Company Classic Ribbed Condoms is a traditional design, ideal for any traditional or untraditional plans you might have. Trust the classic, it won’t disappoint. Each one of their condoms has succeeded in numerous tests to ensure your pleasure, and each one is electronically tested for safety and reliability as approved by the FDA. In addition, for every condom purchased by discerning people like yourself, they will donate a condom to someone in need.
- Made from 100% natural latex
- Premium lubricant for optimal gliding
- Free of glycerin, spermicide and parabens
- Free of dairy product casein, making the condoms vegan friendly*
- Minimal latex odor
*AVA (American Vegetarian Society) Vegan Certified
This box contains the world's finest condoms. Do not take their word for it, go ahead and try them for yourself. Not necessarily in a store, but in the privacy of your home or maybe in a public place where it it unlikely you will get caught. Rest assured that they utilize numerous electronic tests to ensure your safety, and number of more enjoyable test to ensure your pleasure. In addition, for every condom purchased by discerning people like yourself, they will dontate a condom to someone in a developing country. Doing good never felt better.
Frequently Asked Questions
The latex condom is the single most efficient, available technology to reduce the sexual transmission of HIV/AIDS, STIs, and unintended pregnancy. Furthermore, condoms are the most accessible form of birth control (both in developed and developing nations), allowing for thoughtful family planning.
What does Sir Richard’s stand for?
They believe the power of business can help bring health and pleasure to the global community. There is a huge condom shortage that is leaving millions of people susceptible to some of the world’s most preventable diseases. They are building a company that can help address this global health crisis. For every condom you purchase, you contribute one to a developing country as part of the Sir Richard’s community.
Here’s the facts:
- Some 215 million women who would like to delay childbearing still have no access to contraception. Many of them live in the poorest countries where governments are having trouble building schools and health systems for their rapidly growing populations. (UNFPA)
- Four in 10 of the 186 million pregnancies that occur in developing countries each year are unintended, meaning they were unwanted or were not wanted at the time. Women who lack access to effective contraception account for 82% of all unintended pregnancies. (UNFPA)
- According to UNAIDS, nearly 13 billion condoms would be needed by 2015 to help halt the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections worldwide. The reality falls short. In 2008, 2.4 billion male condoms were provided by UNFPA, USAID and other donors.
- The number of people living with HIV worldwide has continued to grow, reaching 33.4 million in 2008. In the same year 2.7 million new HIV infections occurred, almost half (45%) among people younger than 25 years. (UNAIDS, WHO: HIV epidemic update. Geneva 2009.)
- Estimated amount spent on integrated condom programming in 2000 was $226M, and in 2008 was $92M, which represents a 60% decline. (UNFPA, NIDI database)
- Similarly, less than 40% of young people in developing countries are estimated to have basic information about AIDS and HIV prevention. (UNAIDS, WHO: HIV epidemic update. Geneva 2009.)
How are Sir Richard’s condoms different from other condoms?
They have taken great care to ensure their condoms are amongst the finest possible. Sir Richard’s are manufactured using 100% natural latex, which is important because they don’t use any filler ingredients and latex is a renewable resource that comes from the rubber tree. Furthermore, their condoms are vegan-certified, and their silicone-based lubricant does not contain ingredients that have known to be harmful to the body such as spermicide, parabens, and glycerin.
Does Sir Richard's contain other ingredients and why are they used?
Sir Richard's condoms contain trace amounts of key stabilizers, specifically corn starch, magnesium carbonate, and ammonia. Here's why these ingredients matter:
- Corn starch: helps keep the latex from sticking to itself and make it easier to unroll.
- Magnesium carbonate: improves the tensile strength of the natural-latex rubber
- Ammonia: prevents coagulation and kills unnecessary bacteria
Tell me more about harmful ingredients that are found in conventional condoms and lubricant and the associated risks?
The U.S. FDA recently released new labeling requirements for spermicidal lubricants including the increased risk of getting HIV from an infected partner, its inability to protect against HIV/AIDS or other STIs, among other warnings. Studies also indicate that the use of spermicide can increase vaginal irritation. Furthermore, parabens are chemical preservatives that can interfere with the endocrine (or hormone) system, which includes your ovaries, hypothalamus and thyroid.
What do the different packaging colors represent?
Each color represents a different style: orange is Ultra Thin, pink is Pleasure Dots, green is Classic Ribbed, and blue is Extra Large.
Can a condom really be vegan-certified?
Yes. Their condoms are vegan-certified due to the fact that they don’t use the dairy product casein (or any animal product) in their manufacturing process. In March 2012, they received their vegan certification from the AVA (American Vegetarian Association).
How long has Sir Richard’s been around?
Sir Richard’s was founded in 2009 by a team of socially conscious entrepreneurs and designers, and launched into the marketplace in January 2011.
Are Sir Richard's manufactured in the United States?
No. Sir Richard's are manufactured in Malaysia close to the rubber tree.
What is the best way to store condoms?
Store condoms in a cool (not cold), dry place. Condoms should NOT be stored in excess of 100 degrees or below 32 degrees F. Don’t store in direct sunlight, your car, or your wallet as this can compromise the efficacy.
Does Sir Richard’s offer a non-latex option?
No. Sir Richard’s does not currently offer a polyurethane or polyisporene option, but they are looking at developing one in the future. Its important to be sure that one’s allergy is to latex and not a filler ingredient, because latex alternatives have higher breakage rates.
Is it true that you shouldn’t use oil as lubricant with latex condoms?
Yes. Only use silicone or water-based lubricants with latex condoms. Latex condoms become less elastic and can tear or slip off more easily after coming into contact with oils.
How should I dispose of condoms?
It is best to throw condoms away in the trash. Additionally, it is strongly recommended that one does not flush condoms down the toilet because they will either end up in the septic tank, at the water treatment facility, clogging your pipes or into waterways where they take a very long time to break down.
How does Sir Richard’s contribute condoms to developing countries?
They are initially working with Partners In Health as a distribution partner, and will make their inaugural contribution of 500,000 condoms this summer. The condom contribution will be made available for free through PIH’s clinics in Haiti. Furthermore, they worked with their creative director to Haiti, Marc Baptiste, to create a new condom brand for Haitians called KORE (pronounced ko?r-a), which is a slang term that translates as “I have your back.” The packaging also incorporates Haitian Kréyòl messaging and visual instructions.
Who is Partners In Health?
Partners In Health ranks as one of the largest nongovernmental health care providers in Haiti with over 5,000 employees and more than 2.6 million patient visits at its clinics in 2008. It launched the world's first program to provide free, comprehensive HIV care and treatment in an impoverished setting, and as part of its prevention efforts distributes (on average) two million condoms per year.
Are Sir Richard’s condoms approved by the FDA?
Yes. All condoms that are sold in the U.S. have to meet or exceed FDA requirements, which means they are 98% effective when used correctly.
Sir Richard's Condom Company Mission
At Sir Richard’s Condom Company, they believe the power of business can help bring health and pleasure to the global community. The Sir Richard’s story began back in 2009 when a group of entrepreneurs and designers came together to create a different kind of company.
- The Problem: A huge condom shortage is leaving millions of people susceptible to some of the world’s most preventable diseases.
- The Challenge: From the ground up, build a company with the power to help address this pressing global health crisis.
- Their Mission: For every Sir Richard’s Condom purchased, we donate one to a developing country.
But they don’t just stop there. Wherever they make a donation, they design an entirely new brand and ensure its cultural relevance with help and guidance from local artists, healthcare providers, and others. And, of course, they make certain that all of their condoms are of the highest quality by using only carefully sourced ingredients and avoiding those that nobody would want in their bedroom.