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Weekly Links Roundup 3/2/12 - Condoms, Safe Sex, Sex Education

It’s Friday again ONE Condoms supporters and when Friday rolls around it’s time for ONE’s weekly links roundup! Below you’ll find news stories from the last week regarding condoms, safe sex, and sex education. Be sure to check out the developments in mandatory condom use for porn actors, QR Condoms, and the “Study Sex College Tour,” all of which have been rocking the sexual health world this past week.

If you’d like to share any additional stories we may have missed please leave them in the comments. We’d love to hear what else is going on in spreading safe sex awareness.

Condoms

Condoms In Porn Petition: Los Angeles County Measure Could Make It To November

Condom users make big mistakes that can lead to pregnancy, STDs

Women’s Condom Use Drops During 1st Year of College

QR Codes on Condoms: ‘Check-Ins’ Let You Share Your Safe Sex

Money Seems to Matter for Teen Girls, Condoms

China enforces new condom rule

Safe Sex

Zac Efron Earns a Boy Scout Safe Sex Badge

Program Increases Safe Sex Practices in Latina Women

Condom use 101: Basic errors are so common, study finds

Sex Education

Sex education should be a joint responsibility of parents, teachers

'Study Sex College Tour' makes Sex Ed cool, prioritizes pleasure

Utah Will Be Damned if Sex Ed Classes Teach About Anything Sex-y

Seniors and sex: Education important at any age

Weekly Links Roundup 2/16/12 - Condoms, Safe Sex, Sex Education

   

It’s Friday and that means it’s time for our ONE® Condoms weekly links roundup. ONE® is here to keep you in the know and up to date with all news relating to condoms, safe sex, and sex education. 

During this #nationalcondomweek, how will you be spreading the safe sex message? Will you be sharing where you wore it during your last sexual experience?

Please submit additional links we might have missed regarding sex and relationships.

Condoms

AIDS activists launch million-condom tour in Venice Beach

NYC’s ‘Condom Finder’ App’s Valentine’s Upgrade

Are Condoms Restricting the Flow of the Adult Film Industry in Los Angeles?

Condoms trend on Valentine’s Day

Free condom program in Keys promotes safe sex

California initiative offers free condoms to reduce transmission of STDs

National Condom Week aims to educate

National Condom Week: ‘Where did you wear it?’

'International Condom Day' 2012

Catholics, Condoms and the Separation of Church and State

Safe Sex

Group opens dialogue to recognize safe sex methods

New safe sex campaign aims to lower Nunavik’s “alarming” STI rates

National Condom Day encourages safe sex

Thai NGO advocates safe sex in Bangkok red-light districts

Truckers are savvy about safe sex

Irish students fail to grasp safe sex message according to new SHAG week survey

'Tekkin Charge' on Valentine's Day

Sex Education

Does sex ed keep girls from becoming teen moms?

Sex education: far from decent

Let Utah voters, not lawmakers, decide on sex education for their kids

City sex education text targets families

Teachers urged to address porn factor

Let’s talk about sex

Happy National Condom Day and Valentine’s Day!

   

Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone and more importantly happy National Condom Day! National Condom Day comes at an ideal time to encourage condom use when love and passion is in the air. National Condom Day serves to remind people of the risks associated with sexually transmitted infections (STIs), unplanned pregnancies and to take necessary precautions by practicing safe sex. By taking responsibility of your sexual health and using a condom every time during sex, you will keep yourself protected from unwanted and harmful diseases.

National Condom Day and National Condom Week aim to make the conversation of condom use more comfortable for people to talk about and address the misinformation associated with condom use. ONE Condoms aims to make condoms as socially acceptable as toothpaste and safer sex as second nature as wearing a seatbelt.

A Planned Parenthood in the Northwest has just launch a new website called “WhereDidYouWearIt.com" for Condom Week. This site offers condom users a chance to share their location of the most recent sexual encounters, the reason they used condoms, and how good the sex was. The location is not saved or shared with anyone publicly. 

And there’s a lot of sharing to be done on this National Condom Day. It is reported that approximately 87 condoms are used every second in America on Valentine’s Day.

ONE Condoms aims for the universal practice of condom use and for everyone to engage in safe sex behaviors. A portion of every ONE Condoms sales goes towards HIV/AIDS prevention efforts at home and abroad.

Would you share your secret location and tell the site why you used a condom? Also, how do you plan on staying safe this national condom day / valentine’s day?

       

Feb 13 is International Condom Day kicking off National Condom Week Feb 14 - 21

To kick off the informal holiday of International Condom Day, in conjunction with Valentine’s Day tomorrow, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the largest global AIDS organization, will be launching its “Condom-Nation” tour. This tour will consist of a groundbreaking 6 month long 20-state big rig truck tour that will stop in various cities handing out millions of free condoms and safe sex information kits. 

The president of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Michael Weinstein, says that “Condom Nation is a serious, yet somewhat whimsical and creative effort by AIDS Healthcare Foundation to help promote increased condom use and to help make condoms more accessible and affordable.” Currently, the CDC reports that there are roughly 1.1 million people in the U.S. living with HIV/AIDS and an estimated 20% of these people do not know they’re infected. The U.S. spends approximately $17 billion in HIV/STD health care costs.

The foundations hope is to raise awareness and spark conversations about the importance of condoms and safer sex behaviors. Condom Nation’s goals are to:

  • Educate and raise awareness about safe sex practices
  • Promote the use of condoms through education and advertising

Events in over 30 cities in 15 countries around the wold will have free condom distribution, HIV testing, and safer sex awareness events hosted by AIDS Healthcare Foundation.

ONE® Condoms is a supporter of universal access and use of condoms for everyone. ONE® donates a portion of every sale to HIV/AIDS prevention efforts at home and abroad.

How will you be celebrating International Condom Day?

NYC Sex Education Mandate Taking Effect

Announced in August 2011, New York City has mandated lessons on sexual health and sex education starting today. Public middle schools and high schools are now required to introduce sex education lessons into health classes.

At least one semester of health education is required in 6th or 7th grade and then again in 9th or 10th grade. Previously, the health classes did not include sex education. This has now changed.

What will be taught includes physiology, the understanding of male and female reproductive systems, recognizing healthy and unhealthy relationships, sexuality and sexual identity, handling unwanted sexual advantages, contraception methods, and how to prevent unwanted STD’s.

The NYC Department of education has implemented a “research-based sex risk reduction curriculum” called “Reducing the Risk”. Research has shown that this helps to increase the use of contraception among teens and increase parent-child communication about contraception. It emphasizes that students should use protection consistently and correctly when they become sexually active.

Students learn to avoid high risk situations and recognize healthy and unhealthy relationships by role-playing situations on resisting pressure to have sex. This has proven to have direct results of safe sex behavior.

The sex education mandate takes effect today in NYC high schools and middle schools.

ONE® Condoms supports sex positive decision making and increased condom use to eliminate the spread of diseases. A portion of every ONE® Condoms sale goes towards HIV/AIDS prevention efforts at home and abroad.

What do you think of NYC’s new mandate on sex education?

Weekly Links Roundup 1/26/12 - Safe Sex, Condoms, Sex Education

Happy Friday ONE condom enthusiasts! Today we’re here to cover safe sex, sex education, relationship advice, and condoms in the news. Our goal is to keep you up to date on anything sex related this past week. Be sure to check out the articles on the fantastic groundbreaking law requiring condom use in porn!

Safe Sex

More Americans practicing safe sex, CDC reports

'Safe sex is great sex'

TSG And GummiLove Promote Safe Sex

Do sex and golf have a connection?

Need To Make Teenagers Aware of the Benefits of Safe Sex

New Safe-Sex Porn Law Could Cost Los Angeles Billions

Safe sex: Study clears sex for most stable heart patients

Condoms

Landmark condom law for porn filming signed by LA mayor

'Condom use drops in TN among high risk groups'

Ad Campaign Fights Dispensing Condoms In School: Board Votes Tonight

National Condom Week is Feb. 14-21

Rates of Condom and Non-Condom-Based Anal Intercourse Practices

Ron Jeremy Reacts To LA’s Condoms In Porn Ordinance

Sex Education

Good sex education is not about preaching abstinence

Controversial sex-ed game featuring Sperminator gets new version

New sex education guidance ‘startling,’ HASD super says

Sex Education: The Great Outdoors Edition

Sex Ed: A Teen’s Take On the Topic, and Teen Pregnancy

Santorum fumbles the sex-education football

Single-sex public education: Let the experiment continue?

The Swedish Erotica Collection: Alienation, Education and Morality

Do you have any links that weren’t included here that you could share with us from the past week?

Weekly Links Roundup 1/13/12 - Safe Sex, Condoms, Sex Education

          

It’s Friday everyone! That means it’s time for our weekly links roundup regarding everything related to safe sex, condoms, and sex education. ONE® Condoms is here to keep you in the know with recent news developments regarding the importance of sexual health and sex positive behaviors. 

Safe Sex

Safe Sex Web Series Too Racy?

Teens reject ‘safe sex’ education

New York’s new safe-sex campaign: ‘Too raw’?

Budget Cuts Could Hurt Sex Assault Task Force

Dealing with child-on-child sex abuse not one size fits all

Sex slavery: A growing problem in Missouri

Love and Sex Over 50: What Women Need To Know

Sex Education Standards Encourage Teaching ‘Safe Sex,’ Sexual Identity

Young females are vulnerable to risky multiple-person sex

HPV vaccine lulling girls into a false sense of security:

Condoms

Condoms become mandatory in Los Angeles

Condom Use Low Among Indian Youth

Why Miranda Hart’s condoms sent the BBC into a panic

BBC slammed over ‘freak’ sex show that follows teenager having bikini wax

Worst Product Launches Ever: What Can You Learn From Them?

Condom Initiative by Anti-AIDS Group Threatens Porn Industry

Sex Education

The New York Times Celebrates Explicit Sex Ed for Teenagers

Why do Republican Candidates Want to Take Away Your Condoms and Pills?

New sex education standards released

BBC’s sex film for kids ‘is like porn’

Single-Sex Schools for Our Girls … Only?

Some of the recommendations about sex education

What Should Second Graders Know About Sex?

Weekly Links Roundup 12/9/11 - Safe Sex, Condoms, Sex Education

Fridays mean it’s time for our weekly post on safe sex, condoms, and sex education. At ONE® Condoms we’re here to bring you up to speed with the latest in the sexual health world to keep you healthy and safe. Stay protected this holiday season with ONE® Condoms.

                                  

Safe Sex

Talking to your teen about sexually transmitted infections

Call her the ‘Safe Sex’ Easter Bunny!

More Sex is Safe Sex – The High School Edition Part II

Removal of condom dispensers in ASU dorms leads to debate over safe-sex promotion

Kelly Rowland promotes safe sex initiative

No Author is Safe from the Bad Sex Prize

It’s World Aids Day and Bollywood is Asking You to Practice Safe Sex!

A Campaign Inspiring People For Safe Sex During Christmas Season

Teen Sex Is Bad For The Brain… If You’re A Hamster

Stockholm County Aids Prevention Programme

Condoms

World AIDS Day 2011: 100000 Condoms for South African Clinics

US: No to over-the-counter morning-after pill

World AIDS Day 2011: One Catholic’s Musings on Hope

iCondom - Staying Alive

Costco - ONE® Condoms Tantric Pleasures

AIDS group seeks Los Angeles referendum on porn star condom use

Martha Stewart on condoms, size

To Mark World AIDS Day, the British Government Pledges 5 Million Pounds

Sex Education

Sex Education Just Might Save Lives, So Why Aren’t More Kids Getting It?

Sweating a Sex Education Class for Fathers and Sons

New book addresses sex education, relationships for people with autism

Researchers Find that Abstinence-Only Sex Education Causes More Pregnancies

World’s First Sex School to Teach Practical Lust Lessons

S.Africa ponders sex education for 10-year-olds

            

Sex Education views from Americans,Canadiens and the British.

A new survey of 4,014 citizens from the US, the UK, and Canada has revealed that there are varying attitudes and opinions on what topics should be addressed when discussing sexual education. 

All three countries believe that parents or guardians should be primarily responsible for teaching sex education to children and teens at some level. 

However, you start to see differences of opinion when you start talking about when to begin sex education. 24% of Canadians wish to start sex ed courses at age 9 or earlier, compared with 13% of Americans and 17% of British who feel this way. Nearly 33% of residents in each country believe the best time to start sex education is between 12 and 13 years old.

As for sex education in schools, 10% of Americans, 3% of Canadians & 2% of British are against courses in schools. All three countries believe Sex Education is necessary, but what should it teach is not agreed upon. 

90% of people in the three countries believe topics like pregnancy, birth control, venereal diseases, sexual abuse, and bullying should be discussed. Check out the chart below for additional sex education topics.

             

We see more differences when respondents look back on their sexual education and what influenced them. 

              

All three countries agreed that conversations with friends were useful & that the media, & sex education courses influenced them.

Overall, Americans believe the main source for sex education should come from the family. The British appear to be dissatisfied with sex education courses with only 43% of them calling it “useful”. Canadians,on the other hand, are the most open to discussing pleasure and homosexuality, and want to see sex education courses start at an earlier age.

ONE Condoms believes quality sex education is integral to creating a healthy society. In fact,ONE donates a portion of each sale to HIV/AIDS education and prevention efforts in the US and Internationally.

What do you think is the best way to teach sex education? Is it through friends, sex ed courses, the media, online or your family?

Condom Art at Centre Pompidou in Paris

From November 22 to December 5, 2011, installation artist Bryan McCormack will highlight a hall of condoms on 6 floors of the National Modern Art Museum of France (Centre Pompidou). The artist has chosen to multiply the condom and take it out of its normal context as to create a motif of protection seen in a new light.

"Condoms evoke imagery not only of protection from STI’s but also symbolize the male gender, sexuality, eroticism, religion, customs and values. Thru art, I’d like to eliminate all associations around it and consider the condom as an object beyond its functionality", says McCormack.

As you walk through the hall and to the middle of the installation, you are spun into a mix of your own associations with condoms coupled with consistent condom repetition designed to liberate your perceptions. The installation is paired with environmental sound and music.

ONE Condoms supports self-expression and art especially in the pursuit of research against AIDS. ONE donates a portion of each sale to HIV/AIDS prevention efforts at home and abroad.

Do you think that the exhibit will spark a discussion to combat religious negativity surrounding condom use?