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Props to UNC for their Sexual Health Initiative – Catchy Condom Slogans

Major props to those Tar Heels this week.

As many of you know, condoms are one of the most effective ways to prevent STDs. (Yes, STD prevention is different than preventing pregnancy.)

So what better way to try and stop the STD epidemic from spreading co-ed to co-ed?

Why a condom competition of course!

Name that condom dispenser!

Condom Dispenser Feature Story

Props to UNC’s condom dispenser contest – image from UNC’s Campus Health Services.

Just check out UNC’s website where students can submit their clever ideas for catchy condom machine slogans. The contest is part of a university-wide campaign to increase awareness of sexual health practices. It appears me and my friends at TEST SMARTLY LABS are not the only ones who recognize the growing problem of STDs, especially among youth.

Plans for new condom dispensers around campus are in the works for this year. And what better way to draw attention to them than a funny slogan – especially one coming from a clever copywriter within the student body.

What is in it for the wise guy who finds a way to promote public sexual health in a “school-approved” way? Well – less occurrence of gonorrhea and chlamydia, of course. Oh – and an iPad mini.

Why the condom slogan competition is genius…

This STD blogger applauds the university for such a creative way to promote sexual health.

Nobody likes to think about, much less talk about STDs – but they are a growing problem. Just read the statistics.  And this university found a way around the awkwardness.

Having students get involved through a non-offensive way is the first step in gaining awareness. Once the contest is over, students can search for the new condom dispensers to see which entries won out. (Oh – and as a result, they will know where the condom boxes are located in the event they need one.) Genius.

We are thrilled to see a university step up, be creative and find a way to bridge the uncomfortable “have safe sex” conversation around campus. This totally beats the “birds and the bees” talk.

We cannot wait to see what students come up with… it might even warrant a field trip to UNC.


An STD blog? Really? Yep – we’re here to spread the word about the growing STD problem in America. Need an STD test? We recommend TEST SMARTLY LABS.

posted in STDs and have Comments (9)


  1. Comment by TEST SMARTLY LABS of Altamonte Springs on February 11, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    I can imagine there are going to be some really good ones and some really inappropriate ones! Will be interested to see what they pick!

  2. Comment by TEST SMARTLY LABS of Salem on February 12, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    A lot of sexual activity takes place in college. I am happy to see a university take action for the good of their students.

  3. Comment by TEST SMARTLY LABS of Cooper City on February 14, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Very clever idea, to help spread the word on sexual safety. It’s a great way to keep kids thinking about the issues, and creates a perspective that is sure to be successful in marketing.

  4. Comment by Bottle Hound on February 14, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    What a great way to help promote awareness, and at the same time execute a good marketing strategy. Awareness from your audience is a very hard thing to accomplish, but these guys seem to have struck a nerve. Wonder how it turns out?

  5. Comment by ReMax Results - Ed Rippee on February 14, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    Clever strategy to promote awareness and get involvement from your audience. I’d love to find the results out on this.

  6. Comment by TEST SMARTLY LABS of Jackson on February 15, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    I think it is so great that a university is finally taking the time to respond to their students in a positive way about safe sex. Thanks for the post.

  7. Comment by TITLE Boxing Club Arvada on February 19, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Very unique idea. I think this is a great way to spread awareness in a new and innovative way.

  8. Comment by TITLE Boxing Club Blue Springs on February 19, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    This is a good idea! It will be interesting to see if STD rated go down for UNC.

  9. Comment by Safer Smoke Supply on February 20, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    I think that this is a great way to get the students involved!

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