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Penis boxing video game to promote safe sex

The Local · 1 Dec 2010, 14:51

Published: 01 Dec 2010 14:51 GMT+01:00

The group Vergiss AIDS nicht, or “Don’t forget AIDS,” released their game “Cock Out” for the December 1 day of awareness, aiming to “animate” the struggle to stop the disease and promote condom use.

“Every fourth young person doesn’t use a condom their first time,” spokesperson for the activist organisation Heiko Schüßling said in a statement. “In particular, boys think that contraception is a girl’s problem and thus also forget about the dangers of AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.”

According to Vergiss Aids nicht, younger generations are increasingly ignorant about the virus, with only 38 percent of 16 to 20-year-olds reporting they believe it to be dangerous.

Under the mantra "learning by doing," the organisation hopes the game that uses an anatomical “joystick” will get young men thinking about protection through “multi-sensory learning.”

After receiving the special digital condom in the mail, players turn on their webcam, don the device, and use it to step into a virtual boxing ring as a proud cartoon penis character to battle a green-eyed cartoon HIV character who embodies the virus that causes AIDS.

“In addition to glory and honour, the player also gets lots of information on the themes of HIV and AIDS,” the statement said.

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Your comments about this article

18:13 December 1, 2010 by Eagle1
Oh, Germany. You're becoming as weird as the Japanese.
18:58 December 1, 2010 by Landmine
Some campaign there...

And Germans wonder why the world thinks of them as being strange....
19:18 December 1, 2010 by auniquecorn
Good going group (Vergiss AIDS nicht)

Lets get the whole country playing with their junk in front of a video cam....

And thats great that the Gov´t will allow it.

Hacker Haven!
19:30 December 1, 2010 by DinhoPilot
Cannot play... Was ist das probleme?
01:12 December 2, 2010 by BR549
This is so wierd, I can't leave a comment!
07:56 December 2, 2010 by delvek
hmmmmm ... bizarre
09:12 December 2, 2010 by Wrench
Comment removed by The Local for breach of our terms.
09:52 December 2, 2010 by Clapoti
Germans are definitely in a different category... playing with your penis in front of a webcam... I don't know what to say.
13:45 December 2, 2010 by Wrench
You deleted my comment????? I thought I would never see the day.

BTW In no way was it a breach of terms.
15:13 December 2, 2010 by raandy
I am surprised ,but should not be..This demonstrates the sexual frustration of the Nation. What genus concocted this brain f...rt????
11:57 December 3, 2010 by Clapoti
How does it demonstrates the sexual frustration of the nation... and what is your proof that the nation is sexually frustrated? I'm not against your statement, I just would like to know your opinion on the subject.
13:11 December 4, 2010 by Gretl
Oh, I think I can answer that one! In countries where sex is more available (and I don't mean for compensation), people don't protest by getting naked. They also don't dress mutton as lamb (the tendancy for older women to dress like 20 year olds). If you are getting it regularly, or can get it, there is less reason to advertise constantly by dressing provocatively (at any age), or getting naked to protest rent prices. Oh, and as prima facia evidence, there's the song by Rammstein, "P*ssy" with lyrics of "I can't get laid in Germany..."
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