Amidst statistics that show rising numbers of kids ~ yes, little kids ~ are having unprotected sex
Family-planning and anti-AIDS advocacy groups pressed for the kid-friendly option after studies in Switzerland showed that teens were having unprotected sex. The new condoms will be 1.7 inches in diameter, compared to the 2-inch standard condoms. (According to a German study of about 13,000 people, a quarter of 13- to 20-year-olds reported that standard condoms were too big.
Oh, NWO stench here. Reeks of the indulgent permissiveness that permeates our society in the age of "just say yes". This fits in well with the European approach to sex education in schools about which I have written in the past.
SEX ED FOR THE STROLLER SET
Video games and babies with babies. Where were the parents and why did these two become the poster children for such behaviour?
My real question about the condom ~ besides wanting statistics on what percentage of young boys are sexually viable and at the same time not regular condom-sized ~ is the aforementioned "Hotshot" business.
While I get that "extra-small" isn't exactly going to move inventory with the middle-school set, a name that plays into the age-group's penchant for manhood-proving leaves the manufacturers open to exactly the sort of criticism you'd think they'd want to avoid. Or, they've got a much better sense of irony than most of the advertisers we're used to.
Personally, I think they want to make money and came up with a name that attracted. And of course along with the condom, comes the interest, etc etc. Gosh, to think we used to get upset if my brother, at 14, snuck off with my Dad's Playboy so he could "read the cartoons". WELL! That is what he SAID he did it for!
But get this, folks. the Hotshot is pure marketing anyway. Smaller condoms ~ marketed as the snug-fit variety ~ have graced American pharmacy shelves for years. Most brands make them, and they're the same 1.7-inch width as the new Swiss option. The only difference is, the packaging isn't designed to entice an adolescent.
So in our increasingly sexualized society, another not so subtle way to encourage sex at an even younger age. When I was a kid, if things like a 12 year old having a child occurred, it was a thing of shame, certainly it was kept secret and the whole world was not privy to such sordid matters. By creating sensational headlines over this and other such situations, the media is, once again, complicit in lowering the general moral standards even lower than they were already.
And in turn, with this awareness, another company cashes in on little weenies by selling condoms that should not be necessary. These kids should be out playing sports or studying, not slipping the rubber on to procreate with another lost child.
Call me an idiot for dreaming of the past, but dang, kids were a lot happier and a lot healthier back then. A little boy playing nintendo and holding his infant child, knowing his life is now devoted to this sweet infant, cannot possibly truly be a happy boy. There is NO way. Meanwhile, his generation of children is being encouraged to act on their impulses...