China inflates ‘world’s biggest condom’
A Chinese contraceptive-maker has claimed that an 80-meter high condom erected on World Population Day in southern China is the world’s biggest and is applying to the Guinness Book of Records to verify its claim, state press reported on Saturday.
The Guilin Latex Co inflated the huge prophylactic with a 100-meter girth in the tourist city of Guilin, Guangxi province, in commemoration of Friday’s World Population Day, Xinhua news agency said.
The yellow polyvinyl chloride (PVC) condom was big enough to envelop the city’s Fragrant River Hotel, it said.
China, which boasts the world’s largest population, is promoting condom use as a way of controlling demographic growth and sexually transmitted diseases, which have ravaged the nation in recent years as a once dormant sex industry has come alive with economic reforms. —AFP