By Christina Thomas
Valentine’s Day is thee day to be sexy, romantic, seductive, unpredictable- all of those thing and more. Think 50 Shades of Grey. But while you’re deciding between red pumps or black stilettos, remember to devote some time to what might possibly be the night’s star accessory; the condom. Condoms come in a variety of textures, colors, sizes, and yes- flavors. A pleasurable holiday such as this is the perfect time for you to educate yourself on this versatile prophylactic.
Condoms are Cool
All fun and pleasure briefly aside, education about safe sex is the mission of some organizations like the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF). International Condom Day (ICD) was founded by AHF to promote prevention of STDs and unwanted pregnancies according to the organization’s website. It’s no coincidence that ICD is celebrated in conjunction with Valentine’s Day. The entire month of February is actually Condom Awareness Month while the week of Valentine’s Day is deemed National Condom Awareness Week. The strategic pairing of the two holidays is a match made in the boudoir given that so many people are on a mission to hook up on Valentine’s Day.
ICD’s theme this year is “Condoms are Cool.” It incorporates the popular “Happy” by Pharell Williams to bring a fun and trendy retro feel to the use of their “LOVE” condoms. The message is consistent condom usage well beyond Valentine’s Day. The “LOVE” color assortment suggests stylish, exciting, and effortless safe sex.
Local ICD Event
One way AHF spreads the message about safe sex is by distributing free condoms at events in participating locations including Mississippi.
What: A Condom Carnival Drum line, and performances by Ay Woo and other spoken word artists. Mr. Safety will be distributing condoms to the crowd. Cotton candy, hotdogs, drinks will be provided by AHF.
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Sears St. @ Ridgeway Jackson, MS.
See a list of ICD events in your area.
The Good Stuff
It doesn’t matter if you’re trying to match your outfit, skin tone, or satisfy your palate. You’ve got to see what’s available and take it for a “ride” to find what tickles your fancy. Peruse the condom gallery below then head to the nearest adult store or pharmacy to stock up. Note that adult store sounds way sexier and is bound to be more fun. Find out more about the condoms shown at the links below.
Other condom brands to explore.
Found the ultimate condom? Tell us about it in the comments.