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Condoms: It’s how you wear it that counts! April 26, 2010

Filed under: Health/Sante — kikenileda @ 10:45 AM

So you thought there were only but a few ways to wear a condom? Think again! 

Condoms galore: Models strut their stuff in latex.


Recently, attendees of the AIDS Consortium Gala Dinner, held in Johannesburg, were treated to a fashion show featuring garments that were either decorated with, or completely created from condoms!  

The crowd was simply enthralled by the imagination and attention to detail paid in creating the colourful designs. 

You might think that using all those condoms to make clothes with a seriously short shelf-life is a waste. But when you think about it, maybe that’s the only way to ensure that condoms are actually used.  

Excuse the cynicism in that comment but from the information I have been gathering about condom use among casual sexual partners, it would seem justified.  

This weekend, I went around Johannesburg asking folk about their perceptions of condoms and HIV. 

Lady in red: One of the night's show-stoppers…


I admit my sample was very small, but here’s what a few people had to say:  

“I don’t use condoms because they are the very cause of HIV, particularly those government condoms you get for free. The HIV is actually in those condoms because the white man wants to kill us.” 

                                                                   Pierre (mid-20s) from Congo  

“Hey, after a while, I just forget about it (using condoms). I only get scared of HIV and stuff when I see it on TV, but otherwise, it’s not so big a deal to me.” 

                                                                                      Katlego (27)  

I won’t go into the rest of the comments because they are pretty similar. It would seem more people than we realise aren’t getting tested for HIV and aren’t using condoms. Maybe I am making a gross generalisation here, which is why I want to know what you think.  

Your comments are most welcome!


One Response to “Condoms: It’s how you wear it that counts!”

  1. joelinda Says:

    Say no to Condom! Get married and be serious to your spouse!
    Reports sexual are the most outrageous sins, which cut our contact with our God, and leave us dead! You can say that we are always alive, no, most part of us living dead! All these guilty relations which are brought to us by the pagan nations: Incest! Adultery! Loathing! Fornication! Pedophilia! Homosexuality! Zoophile! To make sex with a woman in period is an abomination; to make sex without being married is fornication! All those who will remain guilty of these sins will not see God!
    It is time that we should regret, so that our Lord Holy Spirit blesses us of prosperity, success and long life. Condition to have all these beneficial effects, are obedience to Jesus Christ. Since we are doing only the opposite, that is to say, disobeying, we are in death every day! To know more about it, visit: DieuSauve.twitter.com.
    May God open your eyes and bless you to understand and obey Him, in the precious name of our Lord Jesus Christ through the power of our Lord Holy Spirit. Amen! Do not miss to visit this site: DieuSauve.twitter.com –

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