Condom Sales on the Rise

Prophylactics aren't just recession-proof - they're one of the only goods Americans are spending more money on these days

Cost of a 12-pack of Trojans: About $8.99.

Cost to raise a child to age 18: Around $190,000.

So it's hardly surprising that sales of prophylactics have soared recently, according to this Time magazine survey of goods untouched by -- and even selling better in -- the recession. Other "family planning" products have also seen an uptick in sales. It's a classic case of an ounce of prevention being worth a pound of cure.

Time adds that Americans spending less on entertainment and staying home more -- possibly availing themselves of the cheapest entertainment around -- is likely a factor in the sales spike. Read the full Time piece here.

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