Calling All Artists: Promote Safer Sex!
January 21, 2010
Condoms, when used correctly, help prevent unplanned pregnancies, HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Condoms can be an important part of practicing safer sex, and here at Sex, Etc. we encourage you to make condoms fun. Sex, Etc. is not the only place promoting condom use; in fact, a whole city is promoting it! New York City’s Health Department gives away more than 40 million free condoms a year. Those free condoms have a package specifically designed for New York City, a black wrapper based on the city’s subway motif.
Although that design is still loved, it’s time for a fresher look. The New York City Health Department is now hosting a design contest for the packaging of the condoms. New York City residents, ages 17 and up, can submit their designs between now and this Friday, January 22nd. Creativity is encouraged but there are some guidelines, which you can read here. If you’re interested in designing the package for condoms that over 40 million people will use, check out more info on how to enter.
The New York City Health Department hopes that this contest will help people become more excited about safer sex and interested in using condoms. According to the contest organizers, they are “looking for designs that reflect the city’s diverse, distinctive culture while conveying the message that safer sex is better sex.” Safer sex is better sex, so why not use your creativity to help get that message out there?