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Will.i.am and condoms

http://mobilelink.elle.com/Pop-Culture/Celebrity-Spotlight/will-i-am

snippet of interview:


ELLE: If you walked into a woman’s house, what one item would convince you that you weren’t compatible?
W: If she had condoms in her house, that would just fuckin’ throw me off. That’s just tacky.

ELLE: Well, okay, I could see if she had a candy bowl full of them on the coffee table. But if she’s got a few in a drawer, wouldn’t that simply suggest she’s health-conscious?
W: I just think, like, if you’re into someone and you guys get to that level, then that’s something you should converse about together and say, “Hey, maybe we should get some.” Another pet peeve is wet sinks.

ELLE: Wet sinks?
W: Yeah, like a wet sink. You don’t wipe the sink after you use it? Dry it off! And if she’s got only dry toilet paper and no baby wipes next to the toilet. You ain’t got no baby wipes?

ELLE: I’ve heard about this particular deal breaker before. Why is that a big deal to you?
W: Here’s proof on why people should have baby wipes. Get some chocolate, wipe it on a wooden floor, and then try to get it up with some dry towels. You’re going to get chocolate in the cracks. That’s why you gotta get them baby wipes.


OK, dude's clearly got some issues with the old model of women being sluts if they're sexually active. And it's a pretty picture he's got in his head of this nice conversation and making a plan to get them and so on. But human nature is to get all turned on and just go for it--hence condoms on hand as a way to be safe no matter what. Besides, what if the guy has been carrying his one condom in his wallet for ages and the package is so creased you're pretty sure that the condom is not going to hold up. They're kind of sensitive to things like pressure and temperature over time. Plus, wouldn't you like more than one?

I say, if the guy is offended that you have condoms, perhaps he's the one that needs to be dumped. Just sayin'.
Tags: relationships, sex, sexism
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