Tuesday, 15 May 2007

Let's talk condoms

It’s National Condom Week 2007. We know that to bring about the dramatic decline we need to see in rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) we must encourage much greater use of condoms, alongside other forms of contraception that protect against pregnancy.

In 20 years we have seen dramatic changes in public attitudes towards condoms, but there is a long way to go.

This week see how many times you can talk about condoms, see if you can slip them into conversations wherever you are and whoever you’re with. Have one hour each day when whatever you are asked you reply condoms, play word association games starting with condoms, have serious conversations with your children and friends about condoms & safer sex. Just get everyone talking about them. Be a condom champion.


Tessy Britton said...

Hi Simon

Great Idea . . .I'll get back to you with the reactions I get - god only knows how you do this without laughing - good enough reason I would have thought :-)


Andrew Brown said...

Hi Simon, nice to see you blogging and it looks like you're very much at home at Brook.

My kids are a bit young for the condom talk at the moment, but last time I took a look sexual health was something that people in South East London could spend some time grappling with.

Scruffy Mummy said...

Hmmm... that's a good idea. Maybe you could challenge other bloggers to do this in their blogs -mention comdoms!