Shanghai Daily- A website has removed a job advertisement seeking women as condom testers in Shanghai after some people said it was a guise for prostitution. A screenshot of the post taken before it was removed showed a condom manufacturer was looking to hire “lively and good-looking women” aged 18 to 25 to work as condom testers in the Pudong New Area. The company offered each woman a salary up to 3,000 yuan (US$480) per day. “Although machines are usually used to test condoms, we have to hire women and men because we can’t afford the machines,” Chen was quoted as saying. “In the tests, women usually don’t have such a tough job as only men are responsible for taking notes and getting test results,” Chen added. Although Chen admitted the women were required to engage in sexual activities with men during the tests, he said it was different from prostitution.”We wouldn’t pay 500 yuan to 1,000 yuan per day if we wanted prostitutes,” he added.
At first I wasn’t sure if I totally understood Chen’s line of thinking here, because if I’m looking to hire someone solely for the purpose of having sex one time prostitutes would be pretty high at the top of my list of prospects. Why pay some random chick off the street off the street to “test your condoms” when you can get a not so random chick off the street to do the same job for 1/100 of the price? But then I realized it’s because Chen is a fucking genius, that’s why. Chances are that there was no ad for male condom testers because they were already employees of the company, and also there’s only one of them and his name is Chen. Sure, he can get these new testers $480, maybe even up to $1000 a day no problem, but first he needs to run a test with them just to make sure they know what they’re doing. Oh, the camera? It’s just so Chen can evaluate her performance once they’re done.