A melon-colored model [condom] distributed by Planned Parenthood performed the worst [in independent testing by Consumers Union], bursting during a test in which the latex condoms were filled with air.
Oh, the irony. 😉
Poking fun at Planned Barrenhood aside, I’m not sure the test CU used, though widely accepted for condom testing, is really representative of the repetitive stresses put on the latex during intercourse. How is inflating a condom like a balloon similar to poking it repeatedly and subjecting it to friction from rubbing?