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Fall happens to be back-to-school season for the condom industry. Students are unlikely to find a Sunday circular encouraging them to pick up a Durex Pleasure Pack along with their composition books.

But it is a good bet they will find some sort of condom promotion on their college campuses. Some deliver grave messages about sexually transmitted diseases; others are humorous riffs on masculinity. But the goal is the same: to introduce the companies’ products to freshmen, create new health habits and, of course, drive future sales.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/24/fashion/24condom.html

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Good. This is a very good step to be taking.

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On my third day at university we had an obligatory "sex ed" talk. (Understand, this is in South Africa where HIV/AIDS is an enormous problem, such that, IIRC, something like one quarter of the population is infected.) Amongst other things, they handed out packets of free condoms.

(Slight hijack:) What was really funny, though, was that we had this nice middle-aged lady giving this talk, and she was happily and explicitly talking about (and describing in detail) all sorts of sex acts - oral sex, anal sex, 69s, fisting, and so on. Then when I looked round at some of the other students in the lecture theatre, it was very obvious which ones were from very conservative homes (i.e. ones where even "ordinary" sex was strictly taboo as a topic for discussion). The looks on their faces were something to behold. [Eek!] I only wish I had had a camera with me that day.

By the way, I don't know exactly why she was talking about all these various types of sex act - I think it was something to do with assessing the HIV infection risk in each.

(I don't intend for this to sound like a "sophisticated-city-boy-looks-down-on-hicks-from-the-countryside" type story - the jaw-dropper looks on their faces were simply utterly hilarious.)

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They had this back when I was in college, of couse the only use I had for them at the time was as a water balloon.

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Arriah
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They hand out condoms on campus here occasionally too. Last time they were so nice I figured it was easier to accept the condoms than explain that I was in a long-term monogamus relationship and would actually be happy to get pregnant so I decided to use them to explain to my DD about protection and how important it was even though she's more than a couple of years shy of actually needing that information.

It was all worth it to see the look on DH's face when his innocent little 7yo said "Look what Mommy gave me!" and showed him a 2 pack of condoms [lol]

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