Condom Benefits Debatable
It has been revealed that Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest has chosen social media to raise awareness about having safe sex. They have distributed 55,000 condoms throughout western Washington during the National Condom Weeks.
The condom packets contain a QR code, which one has to fill using smartphone. The code will take one to a website, which will tell about safe sex activity. Planned Parenthood said that it is not a hidden truth that wearing condoms reduces the chances of getting diagnosed with STDs and HIV. It is also said to be one of the methods for promoting health sexuality.
Nathan Engebretson, who is new media coordinator for Planned Parenthood Great Northwest, said, "We hope the site promotes discussions within relationships about condoms and helps to remove perceived stigmas that some people may have about condom use. Where Did You wears it attempts to create some fun around making responsible decisions".
He further affirmed that they have tried to make the website quite interesting. The check-in map can be accessed through gender, orientation as well as through age and the place where one lives. They also have zoom option so those who want to have a close look, could have it.
Planned Pregnancy step has been questioned by a group of researchers from the Kinsey Institute. They were of the view that it is not necessary that those who have been wearing condoms are safe. Majority of the people are not able to wear condoms correctly. The study explained that no space for air should be left while wearing the condom. It has also been suggested that condoms should be worn upside down and oil based lubricants should only be used and should completely avoid water based lubricants.