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Improve the Glove, Spread the Love: How "b condoms" Is Changing the Condom Game

An Interview With Jason Panda and Reggie Thornton of b condoms

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    "You say 'condoms' and you realize, even in 2013, what a taboo subject, unfortunately, that condoms get categorized as." -- Reggie Thornton
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    Jason and Reggie with Olivia, between their two companies' exhibit booths at the U.S. Conference on AIDS in 2012.
    Jason and Reggie with Olivia, between their two companies' exhibit booths at the U.S. Conference on AIDS in 2012.
    "Where a lot of people look at giving back internationally, we see there's a fight going on right in our backyards." -- Jason Panda
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    "\[W\]hether you're straight, whether you're gay, whether you're a male, whether you're a female -- if you're a person of color, whether Latino or African American, the probability of you being impacted by HIV/AIDS is going to be a lot higher, just by virtue of who you are." -- Jason Panda
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    "And I think any time you talk about condom use and why people will use them or why they won't use them, I think there are elements of closeness, of relationships, of trust, of caring, of love ..." -- Jason Panda
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    "It's almost as though it's a thing of _conquer_. Like, 'Oh, I went up in there raw.' You know? What does that mean?" -- Reggie Thornton
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    Olivia Ford is a contributing editor for TheBody.com and TheBodyPRO.com.

    Mathew Rodriguez

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    Mathew Rodriguez is the associate editor of TheBody/TheBodyPro.