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Saturday, March 6, 2010

DC To Give Away Free Female Condoms

Washington, DC is about to become the first U.S. city to give away free female condoms, thanks to the MAC Cosmetics AIDS Fund!

DC plans to give out 500,000 condoms in beauty salons, high schools and convenience stores to battle the city's insane HIV rate.  Distribution of the female condoms could begin in the next 3 weeks.

This is good news for the ladies! It means the city is taking a much more aggressive stance on combating HIV, by putting the power in our hands, rather than keeping up the usual practice of giving out free condoms to just men only.

According to the CDC, the rate of HIV/AIDS diagnoses in 2007 for Black women was nearly 20 times as high as the rate for white women and nearly 4 times as high as the rate for Latinas.

A side note, ladies, if you're scared to try the female condom... let me assure you, it's easier to insert than a tampon. It's not really complicated at all. See how I try stuff out for you before I let the masses know... ya know, all in the name of science and stuff!

Whether you opt to use the female or the male condom, just make sure you wrap it up!!!

Very progressive, DC... now, get to working on that statehood thing!

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At Saturday, March 6, 2010 at 9:51:00 PM EST , Blogger Reggie said...

That's money well spent, all of us really ought to practice safe sex.

At Sunday, March 7, 2010 at 11:49:00 AM EST , Anonymous Kristin Mattews said...

Yes I agree that both male and female should aggressively do something about the spread of HIV, maybe they find women to be more effective helpers than men (?) Kidding aside, both genders must do their share to really ensure safety and control of this problem. If we work together, we can make it happen.

At Friday, March 12, 2010 at 12:42:00 PM EST , Anonymous Condoms said...

I'm glad to see the female condom is gaining exposure. The more options a person has the more likely we are to stay safe.


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