When the Trojan’s new Mint Tingle condoms arrived one morning at the Nerve office, every package had been snatched up by the end of the day. It seems none of us can resist the lure of the free prophylactic; hell, even the Gene Simmons “tongue-lubricated” condoms were quick to go. Most us have remained silent about our minty sex experiences — however, one staff member has volunteered to set the record straight on the myth and reality of the Mint Tingle condom. (Note: all claims are taken from the back of the condom package.)
In theory: “Mint Flavor and Scent, for sensual enjoyment”
In practice: Tester finds herself wondering if toothpaste would make a good lube. Prior to using this product, she had never associated toothpaste with any body part except teeth. She wishes she could go back to this simpler time.
In theory: “Water-Based Lubricant, for a smooth, non-oily, natural feel”
In practice: Tester feels as though she has been iced (as in cupcake, not murder victim). Feeling is gooey but not unpleasant.
In theory: “Bright, Vivid, Color, enhances the experience.”
In practice: Tester squeals “It’s green! You have a greenis!” then collapses into giggles. Experience is enhanced accordingly.
In theory: “Made from Premium Quality Latex, to help reduce the risk.”
In practice: The risk of what? Tester imagines it’s a draw between STDs and bad breath.
In conclusion, the tester experienced a lot of mint, not much tingle, and the satisfaction of a quality free condom. Also, it was green. Extremely green.