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Sunday, March 7, 2010

D.C. Gives Up On Men

Because men cannot be trusted to use condoms, the District of Columbia will become the first city to distribute female condoms for free (emphasis mine):

The District will become the first city in the United States to distribute female condoms free, part of a project that will make 500,000 of them available in beauty salons, convenience stores and high schools in parts of the city with high HIV rates....

The move is an official acknowledgment of the futility of relying solely on the use of male condoms, which have been distributed citywide for nearly a decade, to stem the District's epidemic of HIV and AIDS. Officials said they are turning to female condoms to give women more power to protect themselves from HIV and sexually transmitted diseases when their partners refuse to use protection.

So guys, you're off the hook on personal responsibility in D.C. Just like the politicians.

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  1. Little known fact: female condoms are popular among gay men who use them to engage in anal sex.

    My guess is that these condoms are not being distributed for women but for gay men, using female participants in heterosexual sexual activities as a ruse.

  2. the 'female condom' is, indeed, effective for both vaginal and anal sex. distributing them to women is hardly any sort of 'ruse' just because gay men may also find them useful. heterosexual hiv transmission is a growing problem. it is the major mode of transmission in africa and among african-american populations.