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Native-American name would be Broken Rubber.

by jebcrg on June 8, 2011   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

My charming mother always told the story of how she new her marriage was over but she wanted more kids. She would rub the condom package with her fingers repeatedly until she knew it would be weakened, hopefully resulting in...well, you know the rest. Lovely story to tell the kids, huh? Dad didn't want any more, so I tricked him.


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