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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?

Testosterone Overloaded ‘Macho’ Men More Likely to Practice Safe Sex

      

In a recent study conducted at the University of Michigan, testosterone loaded guys aged 18 and 19 were found to have a more accepting attitude towards condoms and safe sex practices than low-testosterone males. High testosterone levels are linked to boldness, confidence, and high risk life choices. These results are the first to demonstrate a link between higher testosterone levels and less risk-taking in any domain to date.

According to researcher Sari van Anders, “safe sex behaviors and people who engage with them can be seen in a negative light. The ‘social risk’ of insisting on using a condom might require more boldness and confidence than having unprotected sex.” The new findings reveal that safe sex could feel like a riskier move than unprotected sex does to men.

The study consisted of 78 men answering questions about their health, sexual activity, and attitudes towards condom use. Each man provided a saliva sample to measure testosterone levels. 

The results revealed that men with higher testosterone levels had more positive attitudes about safe sex than lower-testosterone men. It’s possible that men get an ego boost (and testosterone boost) from safe-sex practices since it signifies them as knowledgeable about sex and bumps up their social status. Although this study was focused just on attitudes, actual behavioral research is in the works to see whether the testosterone-safe sex link holds up behaviorally.

ONE Condoms will be tracking the development of this research as more findings come to light. ONE wants to make condoms as socially acceptable as toothpaste and safe sex as second nature as wearing a seatbelt. ONE Condoms donates a portion of each sale to HIV/AIDS prevention efforts at home and abroad.

So, tell us fellas. Do you think you high T levels make more accepting of safe sex practices?

Condom Ads of the World

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.

Friday Links Roundup 11/4/11 - Safe Sex, Sex Education, Condoms
Let’s Celebrate World Contraception Day (WCD)!

In celebration, we figured we would shed some light on WCD and some very interesting facts. World Contraception Day is a worldwide campaign with a vision for a world where every pregnancy is wanted and planned. WCD’s goal is is to improve global awareness of contraception knowledge and to enable young people to make informed decisions on sexual and reproductive health.

To shed a little light on how important this topic is, Here are some facts and figures:

  • There are 6.98 billion people on earth. Only 1/7th of that population practice family planning.
  • 50% of all pregnancies in the U.S. are unplanned. This means that over 3 million of the 6.4 million annual pregnancies are unplanned. 
  • Over 75% of all unplanned pregnancies occur to women in their teens and early twenties.
  • 1/2 a million deaths each year result from complication in a pregnancy and childbirth. 99% happen in third world countries.

It’s important to know all the contraception options available to you. The multiple means of contraception can be arranged by hormonal, barrier, and other methods. See the infographic below for a detailed view of each type of contraceptive, its efficiency, advantages, and disadvantages.      

ONE Condoms is a direct supporter of initiatives that fully advocate spreading awareness of sexual and reproductive health. In support of sexual education, ONE Condoms donates a portion of every sale to HIV/AIDS education and prevention efforts at home and abroad.

Help Support World Contraception Day by educating yourself. The WCD’s Youth Task Force created this fun contraception quiz. 18% of participants scored lower then 60% on this quiz. Take the quiz and see how you do.

Friday 9/9/11 - Links Roundup - Safe Sex, Condoms & Sex Education

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.

Safe Sex

Viagra condom for longer erection, safe sex

Adult film industry must mandate safe sex

Op-Ed: The ugly truth about condoms and ‘safe sex’

Staff Editorial: Coming male birth control no substitute for safe sex life

Gay men can give blood later this year

Safe homes are Solano County’s goal

Schools adjust sexual assault policies for new federal guidelines

Parents’ role when teen starts dating

Sex abuse survivor speaks out against keeping secrets

100 Years Of Sex: San Francisco City Clinic Celebrates Safe Sex …

Condoms

At Art Hop fashion show, jewelry has makes a statement

Porn industry blasts condom campaign

Porn’s New HIV Problem

Cost in abortion case ‘could pay for quarter of a million condoms’

Protecting Adolescent Girls from Unwanted Unprotected Sex

From Condoms to the Pill: Trust, Control and Violence

B Holding Group Teams Up With Greater Than AIDS for First Annual HBCU

Sex and chocolate: Utah kids know a lot about one, not the other

Sex Education

Sex Ed and More in the Sperm Donor Age

Stripper-Porn Star Allowed to Teach Sex Ed Again

China Sex Ed Dolls: Kindergarten Class Uses Realistic Dolls To Teach Sexual …

Parents to review faults in abstinence-only Austin LifeGuard sex ed program …

Rick Perry and educated sex