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Condom campaign lists ways of 'wanting it'

The Local · 2 Apr 2012, 14:50

Published: 02 Apr 2012 14:50 GMT+02:00

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The slogans are part of a new mach’s mit or “do it with” campaign, which will be seen on billboards across the country from this month. The slogan is "Do it, but do it with."

The message is that condoms not only protect against HIV, but also other sexually-transmitted diseases that have been on the increase over the past few years.

The previous campaign, featuring different coloured condoms used for various devices with puns and jokes, will be replaced by new posters featuring five self-confident people saying how they want it.

An older woman looks challengingly into the camera with the slogan, “I want it exciting,” while a butch, tattooed man says he wants it tender, and a younger man’s slogan is “I want it at last.”

The text explicitly warns of sexually transmitted diseases other than HIV, saying that “with knowledge and a condom you can protect yourself from HIV and reduce the risk of infection from other sexually transmitted infections.”

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15:41 April 2, 2012 by Uncommon Sense
Given the number of condom failures which result in pregnancy, and then realize that a woman can only become pregnant during 8 days of her cycle, do the math and you will discover that the failure rate of condoms is approximately 90%. Then discover how the possibility of pregnancy compares to that of catching a virus which is sexually transmitted and for which there is no known cure. Is the German government wanting people to be unhealthy? In the USA, by the time a adults is 25 or so, there are 25% who already have or had a sexually transmitted disease. Estimates are that by age 50, it will be 50% with STDs.

Fact is, Condoms don't work to prevent disease nearly as much as government wants you to believe. Read the fine print on the condom wrapper, as most have disclaimers. Flip a coin and re-evaluate your chances of getting an STD. They are not good. And some of the viral diseases will leave a woman sterile if not caught early and many of them are silent and almost undetectable.
16:00 April 2, 2012 by elboertjie
@uncommon sense:

You state a lot of problems, but you fail to propose solutions.

So, with all the problems and challenges out there, do you see ways forward?
16:17 April 2, 2012 by derExDeutsche
@ elboertjie

as boring as it may seem, the answer is to stay in a monogamous relationship with an uninfected partner. unfortunately, 'machs' is not a great advice. Aside from viruses, there are bacterial and parasitic infections that have been shown to cause aggressive forms of cancer. And quite often, condoms are lacking when it comes to these threats.
19:46 April 2, 2012 by taiwanluthiers
So do you suggest that everyone do it without condom?

Yea we can argue that people should be monogamous and stick to a single sex partner but unless Germany becomes Saudi Arabia (where all forms of sex outside of marriage is punishable by death) that isn't going to happen.

While there may be some risk of disease transmission even with condom, the risk is a LOT lower. Most issues with condom failure appears to be inconsistent use.

Let's just say that unless your intention is to have a baby, and you are absolutely sure that you and your partner is free of any STD, keep the rubber on!
20:26 April 2, 2012 by ovalle3.14
Well just how many of you decided to bang someone because you saw an ad down the street? No need to panic now...
15:16 April 4, 2012 by Fraulein Shirley
Once again when the subject of sex comes up people want to pretend there is only one vanilla version allowed. Apparently we are all happy in monogamous relationships. No one is divorced. No one is widowed. No one is simply socially awkward and finding it difficult to form a lasting normal adult relationship. And if they are well, they simply aren't allowed to have sex. They obviously are not beautiful or popular enough.

Please, let's stay out of each other's bedrooms. Encourage the use of condoms for the good they can do in preventing transmission of disease and unwanted pregnancy.
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