Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day is National Condom Day!

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Valentine's Day (February 14) is National Condom Day! (which is perfect due to 'overly abundance/showing' of love on this day).

 Have this day be a reminder to practice safe sex.

Guess what? There is now a new app that will point you in the nearest direction of free condoms in the 5 boroughs of NYC. The free condom app was released by the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene.
According to the NYC Dept. of Health, "New Yorkers will find that no matter where they are, they can always be protected from sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, and unintended pregnancy."

 Male latex condoms serve as a dual purpose, meaning that they they prevent against pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. In fact, condoms are the only contraceptive method that reduces the risk of all sexually transmitted infections/diseases (STIs/ STDs), including HIV. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, male latex condoms protect against a wide variety of diseases/infections only if the infected areas are protected by the condom. These include:
  • Gonorrhea
  • Chlamydia
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Genital herpes
  • Chancroid
  • Human Papillomavirus Virus (HPV) etc.

Happy Valentine's Day!