Today, I’ve got an interesting guest post about Condom Statistics from Dan Clarke who works for Real Brazil Holidays – the UK specialists in the Rio De Janiero Carnival and tailormade holidays in Brazil.
The numbers thrown around here are staggering – and may provide a fascinating insight into the composition of Brazilian landfills!
89 Million free condoms at the Rio De Janiero Carnival, Brazil
Every year, 40 days before Easter, the whole of Brazil drops what they are doing to focus on one thing; partying. Yearly Carnival celebrations occur up and down the country during the week leading up to Mardi Gras; from mud-slinging fights in Paraty, to street parties in Salvador and, of course, Rio Carnival’s famed Sambadrome parades, where floats the size of houses and scantily-clad dancers entertain the thousands of revellers who come to see them.
Carnival celebrations have always been about excess and were traditionally seen as a last chance to dabble in ones chosen vices before giving up all bodily pleasures for Lent. Many things change over the years but not so when it comes to Carnival!
Something attested to by the fact that this year the Brazilian government handed out over 89 million free condoms to revellers, an increase of 26 million from 2010. And that was just in Rio!
Quick maths check: population of Rio is roughly 6.3 million – add on half a million tourists and that’s roughly 13.1 condoms each…
That’s a lot of Latex! Burning rubber of a different sort…
More Rio Carnival Stuff
If you’re after some Condoms, then see ONE Mixed Pleasure: 12-Pack of Condoms, and the amusing Disceet Condom Case – Jimmy Pack Helps Protect and Keep Condoms Organized.
More about Brazil:
- Amazon Rainforest Bird Wildlife Funny – Beer Drinking Macaw in Brazil!
- Rio De Janiero Carnival, Brazil – Samba, Parades, Costumes, Sex and Insane Condom Statistics!
- Iguazu Falls in Argentina and Brazil – How To Wet Yourself
- Brazilian Nuts Don’t Taste So Good
- Trindade, Brazil – Awesome for a Mud Fight