This is one of those instances where it really pays to track down the story source. And these photos taken inside a Chinese condom factory require explanation – as well as the interesting story behind Reuters’ visit inside the Safedom condom factory in China on February 6. Buzzfeed has a big post up today with most of the photos and no explanation or timestamp, and it took me some tracking to find out what’s going on here and why. I hate it when people post sex items and just leave us guessing…
To see all of the compelling photos from inside a Chinese condom factory taken this month – with captions explaining what is is each photo and all of the photos, visit How Are Condoms Made? Manufacture of Chinese ‘Safedom Condoms’ (International Business Times).
To read the full story as to what happened when Reuters visited the factory just before Valentine’s Day, read The long and the short of it by David Grey (Photographers Blog, Reuters).
(…) Safedom turned its back on the low-margin, guaranteed-business sales to the Chinese government’s family planning program 11 months ago, and decided to shift to where the money is: the higher end of the general public market.
Claiming to be the fourth-largest condom maker in China by revenue, after three foreign brands [VB note: Safedom sold over 200 million condoms in 2011], they are hoping to sell one billion condoms this year with the launch of its “Take Me” condom, aimed at women consumers, and partnerships with French, Italian, German and UK condom makers. (…read more, blogs.reuters.com)