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Play Safe This Valentine’s Day : Show Your Love to Them

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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) a youth-led popular movement in the ’70s to make the United States a sexually healthy nation. It has made remarkable strides in the last few decades to buoy up young adults to take responsibility for their sexual health. If YOU’RE sexually on the go, it’s time to get comfy purchasing, carrying, chat about and using condoms.

The students made various slogans and taglines for promoting the National Condom Week those days and one of them is

Don’t be silly, protect your willy

When in doubt, shroud your spout

It will be sweeter if you wrap your peter

No glove, no love!

                                                                        – (National Condom Week), USA

Today’s Indian society’s repugnance to open dialogues about sex and birth control methods is counterproductive. Till date, abstinence is the best solution to sex education in schools, colleges, and institutions. Consequently, developed countries like the USA, listed among the highest teen pregnancy and teen STD rates in states where non-abstinence policies are practiced.

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.

Let’s take this year’s Valentine’s Day cum National Condom Week as a prospect to discuss birth control willingly and fairly — whether it is between a parent and her child or between couples.

Valentine’s Day might be the perfect day to talk about sex education and trust me there is no better way to show the person you love that you care about his or her health.

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.

Benefits of Using Condom for Safer Sex

Protects You from STD, STIs & HIV

The statistics are scary. The numbers are on an upswing for STD, STIs & HIV. According to WHO, HIV continues to be a major global public health issue, having claimed more than 35 million lives so far. In 2015, 1.1 (940 000-1.3 million) million people died from HIV-related causes globally.

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.

Sex Works like a Boon

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.

Single People Have Tough Time Using Condoms

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.

Keep Your Vagina Healthy Using Condoms

Bear with me as I am going to geek a bit on this. Using condoms, the vagina maintains its natural pH levels by keeping semen from changing. By which the bacteria present inside Vagina is free to do what it does naturally protect you against yeast infections, UTIs, and many other serious diseases as per Chinese studies published in Journal PLoS in Women’s Health.

This Valentine’s Day, do new instead of saying you “Love them” show them you love more.

I am sorry for killing your buzz but I know how to end it on a good note. Check out for yourself.

Leena Alloria
Hi, I am Leena Alloriya. I am so grateful that you ended up at my space of internet at Scoopoflives. I am a New Delhi-based freelance writer, blogger, trainer, traveler, health enthusiast, gourmet, and the list can go on and on. I am the writer, editor, SEO, & Photographer (at times) at Scoopoflives. I hope you'll stick around. I have done Masters in English Literature, Comprehensive Creative Writing Course, Writer’s Bureau, London (Manchester). At scoopoflives, I focus on promoting a healthy and balanced lifestyle through delicious and insanely scrumptious recipes, challenging yet doable workouts, travel recaps, and a dash of wisdom for healthy living. The whole theme of this blog is to regenerate your mindset towards the healthy attitude towards life. And, also promotes health, wellness, and happiness in any manner that is worth a shot. Stay tuned!

4 thoughts on “Play Safe This Valentine’s Day : Show Your Love to Them

  1. Hello Leena,

    I am of 30 years and I would like to commit that I have many relationships. With a few of boyfriends I have had some really intimate sessions too on some really romantic occasions like Valentine’s day. But, I had always used condom to stay safe. This is very important if you have frequently changing relationships. I cannot risk my life so I use protection every time and I advocate it.

    I loved your blog post. It is excellent.

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