Check out these ads from Germany. Their message was “use a condom, and be sure you’re not bringing the next Osama bin Laden, Adolf Hitler or Mao Zedong into the world.” Although the hairdo’s are enough to scare the living daylights out of you, we got a kick out of them. ONE Condoms believes in desired pregnancies, safe sex and the prevention of terrorism, of course.
ONE Condoms believes in a future where practicing safe sex is considered universal behavior and as normal as using toothpaste. ONE Condoms donates a portion of every sale to HIV/AIDS prevention efforts at home and abroad.
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy has a problem on its hand. 7 out of 10 pregnancies among unmarried 18-to-29-year-olds in this country are unplanned. The campaign has decided to address this issue in a new way. By using comedy.
18-to-29-year-old women receive various messages about helping them understand methods of birth control and how to use it, however men of this same age range go completely ignored and have not been tapped into.
The National Campaign’s director of digital media, Lawrence Swiader, states that, “We’re trying to do sex-ed for people having sex. Part of the problem is these people think they know it all, but when we probe, we find that they don’t.”
The disparity between perceived sex-ed knowledge and actual knowledge has resulted in the National Campaign to push digital media campaigns of talking condoms, hip-hop songs, condom cartoons, and PSAs. They believe comedy is their way in to preventing unplanned pregnancies.
Research shows that using humorous ads can make concepts and information more attention-getting and memorable yet with humor comes its risks. Not all funny is created equal. There are essentially two types of humor; aggressive, sarcastic humor & affiliative, goodwill humor. The first usually tends to insist on the joke-teller’s dominance over the audience, whereas with goodwill humor the customer is not made fun of nor is the concept its promoting.
Listed below are multiple versions of a PSA that contains the same information. The PSAs project a serious tone, an aggressive tone, and a more goodwill humorous tone. The last video is one of talking condoms to promote safe sex.
Which versions do you prefer of the PSA? ONE supports and empowers people to seek out sexual health education in all forms, including humorous videos and other modes of outreach.
Overall which sex-ed advertisement is the most effective in making its point?
Condoms, Sex Education, & Safe Sex - Friday 9/23/11 - Links Roundup
Hey ONE Condoms fans. Today is Friday and that means it’s time for our weekly Links Roundup. At ONE we are committed to bringing you the most up to date information with everything regarding safe sex, sex education, condom use, and condom fashion.
So without further ado, listed are the most recent topics in the world of sexual health.
Happy Friday ONE condom admirers! At ONE, our goal is to keep you up to date on anything sex related this past week. The following is a list of current events and news regarding safe sex, sex education, relationship advice, and condoms.
Here are some up to the minute stories to help keep you protected for the week of Sept. 5th and into the weekend. Stay tuned in every friday for more of the latest in sexual health news with ONE condoms.
Sex Ed Dolls Used in Chinese Kindergarten: is it too young?
Recently in China, certain kindergartens in Shanghai have been using supplemental materials to enhance their sex education programs. Young children around the age of 5 are learning aboutsex andthe human body by playing with dolls that feature very life like genitalia.
Thesex educationdolls have drawn much criticism from many individuals in China and other countries internationally. Many concerns revolving around the dolls include the worry that this introduction of sexual knowledge is too early to children aged 5 years old. Is this too young to introduce children to the parts of the human body?
Despite these concerns, China a country with an estimated 13 million abortions in annually, one of the highest rates in the world, is grappling with how to effectively teach sexual education in schools. In 2009, 2/3 of adolescents in China had very limited sexual reproductive health knowledge. 22% of Chinese below the age of 18 had sex before marriage and of those more than 50% of them used no contraception during their first encounter. 46 % of American high schoolers, by comparison, had had sex before marriage and of those nearly 85% of them used contraception during their first encounter. Safe sex practices need to be communicated to the youth.
In addition to the sex ed dolls, China has introduced an experimental sex education program to youngsters aged as young as 6. Thecurriculum includes graphical depictions and descriptions of sex. We know that sex education is extremely important amongst the youth today as we’ve seen nearly1,000 young people under the age of 16 diagnosed with STI’s, included in our last post.
Is this method of hands on interaction with dolls an appropriate way to teach sexual education to the youth or is this too young to start the discussion of proper contraception techniques including condom use to children? Let us know your thoughts on this controversial teaching practice used in China?
ONE Condoms supports proper sex education and mandatory condom use each and every time any type of sex occurs.
STI’s a Problem for 1,000 under-16 Year Olds Brits
A recent survey has found that almost 1,000 under-16 year olds have been diagnosed with venereal diseases (STI’s) such as herpes, chlamydia, and gonorrhea in the past three years in UK hospitals. The youngest amongst this group of affected youth was a boy 11 years old who was treated for chlamydia.
The number of youth affected by STI’s in this recent survey is a sliver of the UK hospital and trust system since most institutions did not decide to release this type information. But those that did revealed that as the patient aged through puberty and into their late teens, the more STI’s and sexual health problems they had.
Since 2008 the shocking statistics of youngsters affected are as follows:
44 girls and 2 boys aged 13
200 girls and boys aged 14
602 girls and boys aged 15
From this survey, it has been found that almost 3 times as many girls were affected and treated compared to boys. The most common STI treated was chlamydia.
This study’s shocking results reveal the great importance of sexual health services and sex education to all demographics. It is vital that parents and schools promote safe sex. The data shows that sex education and sex talks need to start at a young age in a child’s lifetime.
However, it is difficult for children to learn from their parents and role models when the overall sexual health of adult Britons is frail. It’s reported that more than 1 in 3 Brits has unprotected sex with a new partner. It is impossible for the children to learn the importance of good sexual health practices and avoidance of STI’s if the adult population isn’t helping to use illustrate healthy safe sex behaviors.
Condoms are the most effective protection against STI’s and are essential in eliminating venereal diseases. But how early is it to start talking about sex and condom use with your child or the youth? Is 11 years old too young to start these talks?
What age do you think sex education should start to be taught in the public school system to improve the overall sexual health of our youth?
Hey ONE Condoms aficionados. Today is Friday and that means it’s time for our weekly Links Roundup. At ONE we are committed to bringing you the most up to date information with everything regarding safe sex, sex education, condom use, and condom fashion.
So without further ado, listed are the most recent topics in the world of condoms.