China bans spiritual websites, condom basketball ads OK though

Chris Chase

Condom advertisements are almost always either cheesy, awkward or awkwardly cheesy. Elasun, a Chinese prophylactic company, has managed to flip that script with their Olympic-themed print ads featuring their product in various forms of sporting use.

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I'm not sure how the dunking man plans on getting his ball out of the condom basket. I think that's the problem James Naismith ran into when his original goals were made of peach baskets. Eventually he cut the bottom out of them, which I don't recommend for Elasun's product, lest you end up like Shawn Kemp.

More ads after the jump.

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The "Just Make It" tagline doesn't make much sense to me since "Just Do It" works on a number of levels here. As the rubber Swoosh shows, Elasun isn't worried about trademark infringement, so you'd have thought the famous Nike tagline would have been a natural.

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The rest of the ads are pretty good too and worth a look.