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.
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.
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 ARCpoint Labs for information about convenient and affordable STD testing.