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« on: Oct 19th, 2005, 12:28pm »
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Searching through the archives for "condom" and "condoms", I'm not finding a solution to this problem. The only attempt to solve it I can find (except for Dr. Whiteys hilarious solution to the Monty Hall problem, here) is TenaliRamans solution in this thread. His solution:  
 
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For First Woman,
Put on both the condoms
For second,
Remove the top condom
For the third,
Take the condom which was removed earlier,turn it inside out and put in on again.

 
This is obviously wrong because Willywutang would then risk getting possible STD:s from the first woman,  also turning used condoms inside out for re-use sounds rather difficult.
 
The only answer I can think of is that "sex" doesn't have to imply penetration.
 
Is there another solution?  
 
(There probably is a thread about this already, at least Icarus seem to be saying so in the TenaliRaman thread. Yet I'm not finding it - sorry if it's something I'm missing with the search functionality...)
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Re: Two condoms, three women  
« Reply #1 on: Oct 19th, 2005, 1:08pm »
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'Obvious' is quite possibly one of the most dangerous words when dealing with puzzles.
 
TenaliRaman's solution is correct. Remember Willy still has the other condom round his willy when he puts the second one back on inside-out.
 
 
here is an earlier thread btw.
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« Reply #2 on: Oct 19th, 2005, 3:39pm »
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'Obvious' is quite possibly one of the most dangerous words when dealing with puzzles.

 
Obviously! :) Thanks, didn't think that far. My apologies to TenaliRaman.
 
I did figure out why I didn't find that older thread myself (Max Age). Man, am I supposed to read everything?? :) And think and stuff?
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« Reply #3 on: Oct 19th, 2005, 6:05pm »
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All of us have had difficulties with the search function when we first used it. Quite frankly, I still have a lot of trouble with it when finding threads for which I remember significant details. So it is hardly surprising that someone unfamiliar with it, and who is searching for a thread he has no prior knowledge of, would not be able to find it.
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« Reply #4 on: Oct 20th, 2005, 2:29am »
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There is also the 2 men and 2 women variation.  2 condoms are enough.
 
But I am still not sure how many condoms are necessary for a 3 men and 3 women party.
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« Reply #5 on: Oct 20th, 2005, 8:06am »
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Man that thread on the condom puzzle is hillarious!
The only thread I laughed harder with was the one with the mention of how long an orgasm lasts for a pig (among other things but that stuck to my memory for some reason along with the comments made about it).
 
This condom business kind of reminds me of an Asian puzzle "Towers of Hanoi" :-p
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« Reply #6 on: Oct 22nd, 2005, 11:22pm »
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wear one for first woman, the other for second woman, and for the third wear both and turn the outer one inside out
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« Reply #7 on: Oct 23rd, 2005, 11:32am »
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And then he should start saving up for the paternity lawsuit that third gal is going to be bringing, as his semen from the first or second act is going to be on the exposed surface of the outer condom.
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« Reply #8 on: Oct 23rd, 2005, 11:30pm »
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Willywutang would like to have safe sex with three women, any of whom may be carrying an STD. Given two condoms, how can he do so, while ensuring that no STD is passed from one woman (or possibly himself) to another (or to himself)?
 
Well last time I checked a fetus/pregnancy was not considered an STD, but you do have a point.
The riddle asks in the end that no STD is passed, but it mentions safe sex earlier so that should include no unwanted offspring too.
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« Reply #9 on: Oct 24th, 2005, 1:13am »
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And the women must be protected from the man's possible STD.  It would certainly be necessary with this kind of sex life.
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« Reply #10 on: Oct 27th, 2005, 6:55pm »
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both for the first woman
flip the outside one for the second woman
then just the inside one for the third
 
rinse out the inside of the inside condom between "passes", if necessary  Grin

 
This way no person touches a surface that somebody else touched.
 
And if you think about it, there are only four surfaces total (two sides to each condom), so this has to be the only way.
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« Reply #11 on: Oct 27th, 2005, 10:46pm »
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on Oct 27th, 2005, 6:55pm, percentdecimal wrote:
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both for the first woman
flip the outside one for the second woman
then just the inside one for the third
 
rinse out the inside of the inside condom between "passes", if necessary  Grin

 
This way no person touches a surface that somebody else touched.
 
And if you think about it, there are only four surfaces total (two sides to each condom), so this has to be the only way.

 
Wouldn't work.
After the 2nd woman, all 4 surfaces are contaminated (the outside surface of the inside condom is in contact with the surface of the outside condom that was in touch with the 1st woman).
 
But you're on the right track -- all you need in a minor change.
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« Reply #12 on: Jun 6th, 2006, 4:41pm »
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1) Wear 2 layers
2) remove the outer
3) replace the outer, reversed
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Re: Two condoms, three women  
« Reply #13 on: Jun 20th, 2006, 3:08am »
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Pregnancy is not necessarily a problem; Firstly the riddle doesn't mention it, it's only talking about STDs. Secondly i doesn't say he 'really enjoyed' any of the 'encounters'. He may have been too tired/exhausted after the first to produce the baby-making material for the second/third.(On the other hand maybe not.)
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« Reply #14 on: Jul 14th, 2006, 4:17am »
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Easy,  
 
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he puts on two condoms with the first, takes off the top condom with the second, and on the third he uses the top condom he had removed earlier and turns it inside out on top of the condom he'd been wearing the whole time.
The first guy was close.
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« Reply #15 on: Jul 15th, 2006, 7:32pm »
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Please note that this is exactly the solution TenaliRamen is quoted as giving in another thread. Also the link towr provides leads to an earlier thread that also contains the correct answer.
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« Reply #16 on: Jul 22nd, 2006, 5:36am »
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TenaliRamans is exactly right  
Two for the first
The inside one for the second.
With the inside one still on, put the otside one back on, inside out.

 
note: the inside one remains on at all times, and therefore Icarus was incorrect in saying:
 
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And then he should start saving up for the paternity lawsuit that third gal is going to be bringing, as his semen from the first or second act is going to be on the exposed surface of the outer condom.

 
no pregnancy would occur as the seme from all three performances is trapped in the inside condom
 
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« Reply #17 on: Jul 22nd, 2006, 6:49am »
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on Jul 22nd, 2006, 5:36am, showmydog wrote:
TenaliRamans is exactly right  
Two for the first
The inside one for the second.
With the inside one still on, put the otside one back on, inside out.

 
note: the inside one remains on at all times, and therefore Icarus was incorrect in saying:
 
 
no pregnancy would occur as the seme from all three performances is trapped in the inside condom
 
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What do you mean "therefore..."?
Icarus was responding to Guest's post stating
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wear one for first woman, the other for second woman, and for the third wear both and turn the outer one inside out  

and not to TenaliRamans's
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« Reply #18 on: May 15th, 2007, 11:21am »
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sorry but this riddle could be solved an entirely different way -  
 
The way the question is ambiguously written makes only one answer correct.  A person can always contract an std that is spread "skin to skin" - condoms can't protect against these kind of std's.  An example is HPV.  So the way the question is written makes the only possible answer 0 or he can't make sure he's safe....  Because 18 condoms couldn't protect someone against ALL stds.  It really depends what kind of std's one is talking about.
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« Reply #19 on: Apr 14th, 2008, 4:38pm »
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Start by wearing both condoms. Have sex. Remove outer condom. Have sex. Now turn the outer condom inside out and wear it over the inner condom. Have Sex.
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« Reply #20 on: Apr 14th, 2008, 8:06pm »
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One starts to wonder how cheap Willy is when he is willing to use the same condom for 3 times. Unless, he didn't orgasm at all, which might explain his attractiveness to the ladies.  Tongue
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« Reply #21 on: Apr 14th, 2008, 11:45pm »
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on Apr 14th, 2008, 4:38pm, Bandy wrote:
Start by wearing both condoms. Have sex. Remove outer condom. Have sex. Now turn the outer condom inside out and wear it over the inner condom. Have Sex.

Hey, I think Bandy got it!  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #22 on: Oct 1st, 2011, 4:56am »
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This is pretty good damn funny riddle;p
But in real life that wouldn't work, when Yu wear two condoms one on the top can easily move down or break because of friction....
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« Reply #23 on: Oct 1st, 2011, 2:56pm »
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A true mathematician can wear any finite number* of condoms.   Roll Eyes
 
* positive or zero integers.  Wearing a fractional or imaginary number is left as an exercise to the reader.
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« Reply #24 on: Oct 1st, 2011, 6:05pm »
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It is rumoured that Houdini started early when his bastard older brother obtained his revenge by employing a pin on his(?) father's condoms.
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