Kiss on special picture condoms

Members of rock band Kiss will be appearing on a special set of condoms.

The Crazy, Crazy Nights performers will be lending their likenesses to the world’s first Food and Drug Administration-approved "picture condoms".

Gene Simmons' fully-extended tongue is set to adorn the first batch of the prophylactics.

Adam Glickman, chief executive officer of its maker Condomania, said: "I can think of no better way to introduce what is essentially advertising on condoms."

He added both Simmons and fellow band member Paul Stanley have a history of using marketing in a unique way and this is a further example.

Chris Panucci, chief executive officer of Graphic Armour, added it was a "no brainer" to use Simmons and Stanley for the launch of the product.

Other music stars who have their own condom range are JLS - with each of the members getting their own colour - and Tik Tok singer Kesha.