A sexually transmitted disease or an unwanted pregnancy are probably right up there with things you don’t want to walk away from a sexual encounter with.
So, condoms are pretty important for any safe and respectable copulating couple.
There’s a range of variety on the shelves for men and women to peruse at their *cough* pleasure.
They vary in size, colour, rib design and of course, flavour.
Flavoured condoms are odd little things, designed solely for oral sex, and can come in loads of different flavours.
But I’m willing to bet that every flavour you’re thinking of right now is some sort of fruit or sweet flavour like bubblegum or candyfloss.
But for those of you who lament the lack of savoury options, wait no more!
If you’re a fan of spicy foods, and feel like there’s a gap in the market for a spicy condom then these guys have you covered (sorry).
Manforce, the Indian condom company, have just released the new flavour, called Achaari.
Achaari is a traditional lime pickle used on the Indian subcontinent and the world over to accompany meals.
After using achaari condom. pic.twitter.com/BfJ4twAba8
— Sambar sharma (@theesmaarkhan) August 3, 2017
If you haven’t tasted it, it’s really tangy and pretty spicy, so it doesn’t necessarily bring up images of sex or seduction, unless you’re into that sort of thing.
But if you’re not, it’s hard to imagine how these would be a suitable addition to anyone’s condom collection (if you could call it a collection).
Let’s also take a minute to think of the pain involved with any kind of chilli getting on your skin – let alone the more, sensitive, parts of your body.
Meanwhile at the Manforce Condom RnD lab…. pic.twitter.com/TrYFUDxjzQ
— Kajol Srinivasan (@LOLrakshak) August 4, 2017
It’s not ideal for oral and it’s definitely not ideal for penetrative sex – for either person.
As you can imagine, the responses to the announcement have been suitably hilarious on Twitter.
Food blogger Rajyasree Sen told the BBC:
I think Manforce has been very smart about this and it shows they know their audience.
But the million dollar question is, what pickle are they talking about? Lime? Chilli? How do they know the flavour they are using will appeal to every Indian?
Have they really thought this through?
So achaari flavour Condom is a thing ! Well done Manforce you couldn’t get more innovative 😂
— SonalieJain (@sonaliee) August 4, 2017
Considering the tagline for the condom is ‘tangy’, it’s probably safe to assume that it’s Lime flavour.
So there we have it, the Achaari condom – for if your willy gets a little chilli.