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Ovalescent
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Sorry it's so large, I decided not to re-scale it since it shows more detail in this size. I personally believe that the previously stapled ribbons, like the squares of paper, are glued on, but there have been dissenting opinions on other sites where I've seen this posted.

What do you think?

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rinoz
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The staple would break the condom, rendering it useless. So much for awareness.
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We know that rinoz. The question is twofold: Do the people doing this promotion know that (which I assume they did, since the promote AIDS awareness), and Did they do it anyway (or did the shop they hired to make the favors do it)?

I tend to agree with Ovalescent on this one -- I think only the ribbon is stapled.

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Gibbie
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If you look at the last one on the last row you can see the fold of the staple. Meaning it's just the ribbon. You can also see where it's pulling the ribbon in a bit. You wouldn't be able to see the fold if it were all the way through the package. So yea, just the ribbon is stapled together.

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strange_little_girl
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If you look at the one on the bottom right you can see some bits that look like glue near the staple making it slightly darker and also what looks to be a blob of glue just to the left of the staple.

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AblazeSheLiveth
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What movie was it where they were the school nurse was handing out condoms after stapling them to the safe sex pamphlets? This picture reminds me of that.
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quote:
Originally posted by AblazeSheLiveth:
What movie was it where they were the school nurse was handing out condoms after stapling them to the safe sex pamphlets? This picture reminds me of that.

I think it was "High School High" which I immediately thought of, too.

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Luckia
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I once recieved a condom stapled to a safe sex brochure. They were being handed out to University students by the students union.

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Regina Felangie
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quote:
Originally posted by Greg of Winter:
quote:
Originally posted by AblazeSheLiveth:
What movie was it where they were the school nurse was handing out condoms after stapling them to the safe sex pamphlets? This picture reminds me of that.

I think it was "High School High" which I immediately thought of, too.
Ditto!

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