August 18, 2006

Condoms - the latest, safest fashion accessory!

Ok, I'll make this quick, since free internet and boring p-sets have made me way too voluble already today:

Reuters: Making Condoms Stylish for Everyone

DeRose said that creating wearable art out of condoms attracts people who normally wouldn't wear the prophylactics, let alone touch them or even utter the word.

"It opens the door," said DeRose. "We find that we're very, very successful."

Almost 400,000 condoms have been decorated and turned into brooches or pins around the world including India, Thailand, Senegal and Burkina Faso, he said.

Just this week alone, about 30,000 of the pins have been decorated at the conference, DeRose said.

People from different cultures and backgrounds wear them, trade them and even argue over safe-sex related topics while making them, including when to broach the subject with kids, DeRose said.

"We're not pushing it on people. They come to us and the information is there," said DeRose, adding his group teams up with the local information groups in the communities where his team visits.

Read the full article here.

(I want one.)


Datura said...

I was just about to post about this! lol

Nakia said...

Heck, TLC did that in the 90's.