July 10, 2014

Overall, the intimacy health category generated more than $870 million in sales, trending up in the low single-digits. Sales of condoms, the largest piece of the business, totaled $380.7 million across total U.S. multi-outlets for the 52 weeks ended April 20, and was down slightly by 1.8%. The growth is coming out of the personal lubricant ($213.4 million, up 2.9%) and emergency contraceptive ($253.2 million, up 12.3%) sectors.

March 10, 2014

Ansell, the makers of LifeStyles Condoms, announced the launch of Epic, a new sexual enhancement product for males.

February 11, 2014

A study conducted by Beijing Friendship Hospital published Tuesday found that condoms may help prevent vaginal infection.

January 23, 2014

Condom Depot on Wednesday released the list of the World's Best Condoms Awards, naming Okamoto's Crown Skinless Skin the No. 1 ranked condom.

December 26, 2013

Overall, sales of intimacy health products are down slightly. Sales of condoms are down 2.1% to $382.6 million, according to IRI for the 52 weeks ended Oct. 6 across total U.S. multi-outlets.

December 26, 2013

Sales of personal lubricants were down 5.2% to $207.5 million in sales for the 52 weeks ended Oct. 6, according to IRI across total U.S. multi-outlets.

December 26, 2013

Church & Dwight’s new Trojan lubricant line has achieved a 7% share of the lubricant category almost straight out of the gate, James Craigie, C&D executive chairman, CEO and interim president of the company’s domestic personal care division, told analysts.

August 23, 2013

Condom brand One is sponsoring a packaging design contest in honor of gay pride, the company said.

July 9, 2013

One, a specialty brand of premium condoms in North America, on Tuesday announced the launch of One Move — a deluxe, long-lasting silicone lubricant — and One Oasis — a smooth, water-based lubricant that is paraben-free.

July 9, 2013

Sylk USA introduced its new Sylk personal lubricant, a water-based lubricant made from New Zealand kiwi vine extract.

June 13, 2013

Only 15.5% of college students know that condoms don't fully protect a person from contacting the human papillomavirus, and this lack of knowledge can lead students to a false sense of security in their sexual practices, according to a new study in Radiologic Technology, a journal published by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.

February 13, 2013

Church & Dwight's yellow-cab promotion highlighting its Trojan brand during Condom Awareness Week may have hit a snag, AdAge reported Tuesday.

October 17, 2012

Ansell Healthcare on Wednesday announced the launch of Zero and Zero Larger.

July 31, 2012

Jarden Corp., a Germany-based condom manufacturer, will be attempting to carve out a space in mass retail with a grassroots marketing effort targeting college-age men with a message that its Billy Boy brand of condoms is not only fun, but it’s the “better built” condom.

May 11, 2012

An expert panel at the Food and Drug Administration has recommended that the agency approve a drug made by Gilead Sciences for lowering the risk of infection by the virus that causes AIDS.

January 26, 2012

Clover Labs, based in Fairview, Tenn., last week announced a new delivery system format — peppermint-flavored gum — for an intimacy supplement presented at the ECRM Vitamin, Diet & Sports Nutrition EPPS conference.

October 13, 2011

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday reported that the use of condoms is up in teen males.

June 23, 2011

A new condom brand is looking to introduce new design concepts that it hopes will reshape the industry.

April 25, 2011

As of this past fall, many retailers began facing their condom displays upright as part of a supplier-driven efficiency program that will end up creating additional shelf space. On average, three vertical condom packages will occupy the same space once taken by only two horizontal condom packages. That means last year, only four packages would have fit in this shelf shot, taken at CVS. 


April 15, 2011

Canada’s London Drugs on Thursday announced it was picking up distribution of Cana International Distributing’s Just In Case — a fashion-centric compact that bridges beauty and sexual heath.

April 11, 2011

Ansell Healthcare Products on Monday announced the release of Skyn Large following the success of Skyn, the first polyisoprene condom on the market, and due to high consumer demand for a larger Skyn product.

March 30, 2011

Graphic Armor, in association with Kiss and Condomania, on Wednesday announced the release of Kiss Kondoms, FDA-approved "picture condoms" featuring a full color image on the latex.

February 4, 2011

A private entrepreneur is close to introducing a take-home intracervical insemination fertilization kit to retail, according to a story published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Friday.

January 10, 2011

Ansell Healthcare Products on Monday announced a relaunch of its core line of LifeStyles condoms in partnership with strategic brand consultant CBX and released a new Signature Series of premium condom products.