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New Approaches to Promoting Safe Sex

Organizations around the world are addressing the need for increased awareness of safe sex habits. Instead of simply providing free condoms and reading material, many are creating interesting campaigns. They’re trying to surprise people and keep their attention.

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Here are some of the ways groups and organizations are promoting safe sex habits to people of all ages.

Safe sex…going social?

Social media lovers, take note: There is now a way to share your intimate details online.  Earlier this year, Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest (PPGNW) launched a campaign to encourage protected sex.

PPGNW distributed condoms with QR codes on the packaging. Users could scan the code with their smartphone and check in online.The website, wheredidyouwearit.com, then displayed the details on a map in the same general area that the user checked-in. In the description of the website’s purpose, they state that “You should be proud to wear protection.” They include details of sexually transmitted diseases and encourage users to be a part of making the use of condoms normal.

Condom company with a mission

Talia Frenkel was so impacted by her work with the Red Cross that she decided to build a company based on building a female-friendly condom made of high quality materials and addressing women and girls affected by HIV/AIDS.

According to Frenkel, her company, L, stands for “stands for challenging existing ideas and believing in women as catalysts for change and development.” L offers products in stores and online, as well as offering monthly subscriptions that includes deliveries and discounts.

Wrap video

A New Orleans-based organization is on a mission to promote condom use in the area. The organization, CHAT NOLA, recently made a rap video called “When the Rubba Hits the Road” with lyrics stressing the importance of condom use. The funny video isn’t just for laughs. but it is an important part of the organization’s dedication to educating young people about safe sex habits.

Learning about safe sex habits is the one part of preventing STDs. Knowing your current sexual health status is another important part. Contact TEST SMARTLY LABS for information about convenient and affordable STD testing. 

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  1. Comment by TITLE Boxing Club Prairie Village on July 8, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Honestly the wheredidyouwearit.com thing sounds a little odd. But it’s really good that condoms are being promoted more.

  2. Comment by Twin Fitness on July 8, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    Bill Gates is even in on this action, trying to promote better condoms, and hopefully increasing usage around the world.

  3. Comment by TITLE Boxing Club Farmington Hills on July 9, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    Promoting safe sex isn’t as popular as it needs to be. If you look around alcohol, and other drugs seem to have more of a marketing effect, than promoting health.

  4. Comment by S-O-S Electronics on July 9, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    I can see this being successful.

  5. Comment by Preferred Roofing & Seamless Guttering on July 9, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Could be successful. I agree.

  6. Comment by TITLE Boxing Club Lenexa on July 10, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    It still needs to be emphasized a lot. We need to see a decline in STD’s…

  7. Comment by American Behavioral Clinics on July 10, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    These ideas are just as crazy as the one’s I heard when I was a kid, talking about sex with kids is just hard in many ways but its funny to me when they try to be cool about it.

  8. Comment by TEST SMARTLY LABS of Sarasota on July 11, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    It is nice to see this about Planned Parenthood.

  9. Comment by Attic Management Group on July 11, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    I like to see that there are different ways were trying to reach the youth about safe sex.

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