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Female condoms on the move

Posted by Condomologist on March 9, 2010

Good to see Washington DC taking the lead on some dicey issues: sexual health types like myself get excited when a big city officially goes gay marriage and female condom on you at the same time. I’ve heard rumblings that the campaign to distribute female condoms — which in more politically correct circles go by a gender-neutral name (such as receptive condom) because they can be used anally by men — is not adequately targeting the gay community, and also that it misrepresents itself as the first city to put forth such an effort. And both those gripes probably have some validity. But no matter. It’s pretty bad ass for an American city to make such a bold move.

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HIV/AIDS Ravaging Washington DC

Posted by Condomologist on March 19, 2009

This week reports out of Washington DC show that at least 3% of the residents there are infected with HIV/AIDS. Pretty scary stuff when the capital of the richest country on Earth has higher rates of infection than West Africa. And a seperate study of heterosexual behaviour in the District released the same day “found that 70% of those surveyed did not use condoms during a recent sexual encounter.” The city plans a campaign to promote condom use, among many other modes of attack on this crisis. We all need to do a better job on many fronts — condoms, sex ed, poverty, access to contraception — with numbers like these so far out of control.

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