Art by Gavin Alaoen
On September 7, word started to fly around the Internet that Durex, the makers of finer safe sex products everywhere, were going to be releasing the most seasonally appropriate prophylactic ever made. Specifically, a pumpkin spice flavored condom:
Unfortunately for aficionados who would like to follow up their latte with a lotta something else, the picture is a hoax, as MTV News found out when we reached out to Durex.
"Durex has heard that people are saying we launched a 'Pumpkin Spice' condom," Durex said in an official statement. "We can't claim this one, but we do love it when people spice it up in the bedroom."
And though the pumpkin spice condoms aren't real - and maybe shouldn't be - the level of interest around them suggests that the safe sex industry might want to look outside the, er, box for other flavors. If so, we've got a few suggestions.
No matter the flavor, you should protect yourself. Learn more about your birth control options at ItsYourSexLife.com.