The Valentine’s Day – Celebration of love across the globe is synonymous with many clichéd things — chocolates, hearts, & roses, to name a few. To my surprise, what it’s not profoundly linked with is “National Condom Week”, which is a must in today’s day and age where Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are on an upswing across the globe irrespective of the fact how developed or underdeveloped the economy is.
Just so you know, National Condom Week is a Great American Condom Campaign (GACC). It has made remarkable strides in the last few decades to buoy up young adults to take responsibility for their sexual health.
The students made various slogans and taglines for promoting the National Condom Week those days and one of them is
Developed countries like the USA and developing countries like India both are on an upsurge of STD and STIs. If we’ve lost our first best chance to educate our youth then this is the second best time to embrace the significance of condoms plays in maintaining sexual health to keep off unwanted pregnancies. It shouldn’t be off-limits to advocate for safe sex. It is damage to teens and young adults to circumvent education on all of the birth control possibilities that are voluntarily available. The idea that doing so somehow promotes promiscuity is nothing more than a get-out, and an overused one at that.
There is no point of playing a blame game and passing it on to schools, government plan or policies. All we need is to create an ecosystem which safe and open enough to offer support, guidance, and services on the subject matter to people of all ages and walks of life. A 12-year-old will have a completely different mindset about sex than a 20-year-old. It is an ongoing conversation and to change the heart of it will happen only when it will reach a larger audience and makes an impact. We have to have,”Sex Talk” with our youth so that they can spread the word and be safe and keep their partner safe.
Condoms are readily available in Planned Parenthood health centers across the globe, as well as from some community health centers, drugstores, supermarkets, and vending machines. If you’ve any doubts about condoms read this post that answers Top Five Condom Questions Answered and Everything You Need to Know About Safer Sex.
The statistics are scary. The numbers are on an upswing for STD, STIs & HIV.
Approximately, more than 60% of single-use protection for birth control which means if they’re using any other method to avoid the same they end up not using protection. And this is where they miss the mark. Protecting yourself from birth control doesn’t save us from deadly sexually transmitted diseases. Using condom is the most and the only effective measure to protect you against such infections and diseases like HIV, Zika and the virus that causes AIDs.
Numerous studies have shown healthy sexual life is a boon for overall wellness. It makes you look younger, glowing, keeps you stress and happy, great for your heart and there is more to it but your all bet could go wrong if you play unsafe. Safer sex is what you need to reap all the goodness that sexual life brings.
Condoms are a great way to avoid unwanted pregnancies and infections. As simple as it sounds, if you want a baby, don’t use the condom and if you don’t want a baby you better use one and properly. But mysteriously only 33% of single men and 21% of single women use condoms commonly. And, later they wonder about unintended pregnancies followed by abortions which are ethical, physically and emotionally not correct and in some countries legally too.
Bear with me as I am going to geek a bit on this. Using condoms,
This Valentine’s Day, do new instead of saying you “Love them” show them you love more.
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