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4 Mar
Euro-condoms take unity to new lengths

Date: Mon, 4 Mar 96 13:26:53 -0800
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
Subject: Euro-condoms take unity to new lengths

[Can't beat this...  -psl]

Forwarded-by: (Keith Bostic)
Forwarded-by: "Jim Thompson" <jim@SmallWorks.COM>

	Euro-condoms take unity to new lengths

	By Helen Cranford in Brussels

THE minimum size of the Euro-condom has been decided, it was announced in
Brussels yesterday. The minimum length is to be 6.63 inches (170mm) and the
width should be 44-56mm - and that's official.  The decision follows years
of negotiations after Italy proposed a uniform width of 54mm but its
northern neighbours complained that this was too small.

Experts had determined that the maximum width for a condom should be 55mm.
"One millimetre either way can make all the difference," said a Commission
official at the time. "To be blunt, it is either too tight or it comes off."
In Britain the BSI standard had limited choice to either 48mm or 52mm. "The
new rule allows a greater potential for a variety of dimensions," said
Suzanne Larque, of the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN).

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