February is National Condom Month. Better yet, February 14 - 21 is National Condom Week. Originally starting at the University of California-Berkley, the message for National Condom Week has remained the same throughout the years. National Condom Week helps provide educational information -especially in colleges and high schools. National Condom Week uses humorous slogans like, "don’t be silly, wrap your willy," and "no glove no love," to catch the attention of young people.
During National Condom Week - and always - Planned Parenthood urges sexually active individuals to speak to their partners about the importance of using protection against sexually transmitted diseases and unintended pregnancy. Talking about protection can be a difficult subject for some partners - that’s why designers like Alexander Wang, Rebecca Minkoff, and Isaac Mizrahi teamed up to create Proper Attire.
Proper Attire is a "must have" accessory designed with women in mind. The idea behind these chic and fashionable condoms is to help ensure women with being comfortable purchasing and carrying condoms. With chic, fashion-forward packaging, Proper Attire condoms are designed to appeal to women’s sense of style in order to give them courage to take charge of their own sexual health and safety.
Proper Attire has been very successful - with more than 21 million sold annually - and are available for purchase at Planned Parenthood health centers or online. Proceeds of Proper Attire condom sales benefit Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
National Condom Week is a great reminder to have a conversation with your partner about condoms before engaging in sexual activity. Many men and women say they find sex more enjoyable when protected because they do not have to worry about unintended pregnancies or sexual transmitted infections.
Every year Planned Parenthood health centers provide nearly three million women, men, and teens worldwide with health services, and well over one million with educational sessions to prevent sexually transmitted diseases and unintended pregnancies.
Happy National Condom Week!