There have been requests made to condom manufacturers to introduce chicken, bacon, whisky and other extremely weird flavoured and themed condoms, but we’re sure nobody can possibly ask for eggplant aka aubergine aka baingan flavoured condom, right?! So what if that purple vegetable seems to have replaced the more popular banana as the emoji of choice when it came to depicting the male genitalia this year – would you really want it as a condom flavour?
So, when Durex announced the #BreakingNews that it was introducing an eggplant flavoured condom, people across the world found it difficult to digest.
Durex Global tweeted from its official handle, “#BreakingNews: We’re launching an exciting new savoury #condom range – Eggplant flavour! #CondomEmoji” with a picture of a faux packet which obviously made people believe it’s true.
In no time, the tweet went viral and jokes started pouring in. Believe it or not, Indian Twitterati suggested tinda (round gourd) flavour, sabudana (sago) for fasting days, and seviyan (vermicelli) flavour for Eid days! While most made fun of it, some took offence to the use of the phrase ‘Breaking News’. Nevertheless, a single tweet broke the Internet.
However, whoever believed it, got massively trolled by Durex. No, they’re not introducing any such flavour. The tweet was the part of company’s ongoing campaign encouraging social networking websites and messengers to introduce a condom emoji because they believe people are more comfortable talking about sex over messages. “You got us, there’s no Eggplant condom! But why no #CondomEmoji? RT if you agree emoji makers should make one!” Durex tweeted after a couple of hours.
Reportedly, Durex conducted a survey in 2015 which revealed that 84 per cent of 16-25-year-olds like to talk about sex using emojis. And the other obvious reason is to promote safe sex.
“Emojis of this sort will enable young people to overcome embarrassment around the discussion of safe sex, encourage conversation and raise awareness of the importance of using condoms in protecting against sexually transmitted infections, including HIV and AIDS,” Durex’s marketing director Karen Chisholm was quoted in a Metro News report.
Meanwhile, here’s how Durex trolled the world.
.@durex tinda flavour aur nikal do to population hi double ho jaye 😂😂
— Saint Maithun (@Being_Humor) September 5, 2016
— Yo Yo Funny Sing (@YoYoFunnySing) September 5, 2016
— anna (@verysmallanna) September 6, 2016
— Emma (@EJ_Drinkwater) September 5, 2016
At least then iff you carry @durex Mango condoms in your wallet – eventually you get Aam Papad.
— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) September 5, 2016
.@durex hi guys, just a quick one. How have you prepared and cooked the aubergine? Thanks.
— Josh Barrie (@joshbythesea) September 5, 2016
— Richard Cook (@cookywook) September 5, 2016
I request men not to go to Sanjiv Kapoor, not even accidentally, when wearing Durex Baingan flavour condom. That guy cooks delicious bhartha
— Ra_Bies (@Ra_Bies) September 5, 2016
.@durex giving her more reasons to say ‘No’.
— Sand-d Singh (@Sand_In_Deed) September 5, 2016
— Alt Cricket (@AltCricket) September 5, 2016
.@durex jain community is going to Jantar mantar tomorrow for sure.
— Hitesh Avasthi ☯ (@loveavasthi) September 5, 2016
While we are talking about it, what if there were a baingan-flavoured condom available in the market?