Hotels that prominently make condoms available to their guests have never really screamed "class".
Sure, you might see a condom in the minibar, next to the in-case-of-emergency, absurdly expensive liquor, or for sale in the hotel gift shop. But other than hotels that are going for edgy (like, say, the Hard Rock Hotel) or those that offer rates by the hour, condoms can be as hard to locate as that last elusive light switch.
Which is silly if you think about it, because sex is definitely happening in hotel rooms, even classy ones. If you're shelling out the bucks for a high end hotel, to ensure that you will not have to slide your body between anything but designer sheets, chances are you're concerned about what you or your partner wear...everywhere.
PROPER ATTIRE is a condom company that seeks to position prophylactics as an essential accessory. (Apparently the company name is meant to be rendered in all caps. Slogan: Required for Entry. ) Charlotte Ronson is the latest to collaborate with the company, joining Alexander Wang, Keith Haring and others. "Charlotte Ronson for PROPER ATTIRE condoms" will be available at Thompson Hotels including 60 Thompson, Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, and Thompson Beverly Hills as well as at Ronson's boutique and online. Sales benefit Planned Parenthood.
So what's so designer about these condoms? Apparently, it's mostly the wrapper, which in the case of Ronson is rather subtle. The Ronson line includes three different styles, including Color -- three bright pink condoms, for "a small splash of color that can brighten the drabbest of outfits". A rather deflating sentiment, no? Certainly not something that would inspiring to quote while in flagrante delicto.