Archive for April, 2013

If we’re honest, many of us do see condoms as robbing us of pleasure, stealing some excitement and spontaneity from intimacy, and dulling the intensity of sexuality. It’s okay to say that. These factors are the primary reasons that still only 60% of teenagers claim to use condoms. These factors warrant acknowledging. From there, condom usage declines as people grow older [mpango wa kado– the married partner’s sidekick?]. The number one reason we have seen given time and again for refusal to wear condoms is the reduction of pressure.

Powerful reasons for non-usage…yes getting people to use condoms is tough…we could make it easier by encouraging users to dispose used condoms sensibly

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/04/why-still-so-few-use-condoms/275301/

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“As the Catholic Church we are not promoting use of condoms. I don’t agree with the advertisements on the billboards and newspapers that say Catholics believe in sex which is sacred and that they believe in using condoms,” said Archbishop Kairo.

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A woman shows condoms with a picture of Pope Benedict XVI and reading “I said No !” on March 25, 2009 in Paris. This condoms were released to mock Pope Benedict XVI after he rejected condoms as a weapon against AIDS during his African trip. AFP PHOTO BORIS HORVAT

http://www.africareview.com/News/Kenya-Catholic-Church-affirms-stand-against-condom-use/-/979180/1761444/-/wxcbtk/-/index.html

Danger! Will we bury ourselves under mountains of used condoms as we control human population?

It’s called the “Endangered Species Condom Campaign.” Members of the Arizona-based Center for Biological Diversity say it’s part of their effort to begin dialogue about world overpopulation.

The goal of the condom give away is to raise awareness about the strain on natural resources, the impact on various animal species inching closer to making the endangered species list and the overall impact on humanity.

http://www.wibc.com/news/story.aspx?ID=1942467

Condoms and Art

Posted: April 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

Wooh -Ideas on how to dispose used condoms?

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“This piece is made out of 17,000 non-lubricated condoms.  What I did was inter-stuff them and fold them to create this tonal range,” said artist Niki Johnson

“He said promoting condoms would help increase the spread of AIDS, and I was just dumbfounded.  I couldn’t make any sense of that statement, so I figured I needed to do something,” said Johnson.

270 hours later, “Eggs Benedict” became the intervention.

Unlike your average portrait, the piece is meant to be viewed from both the front and the back.  Both sides have completely different visions.

“When you come to the back, you see the open-ended condoms themselves.  What this does is it opens up a conversation about the potential of what these objects are,” said Johnson.

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http://fox6now.com/2013/04/10/papal-portrait-made-of-condoms-unveiled-in-third-ward/

Condoms and floods

Posted: April 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

City flood victims to get condoms (April 2013)

The donations for flood victims  in Nairobi will include condoms, the UN has said. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) also said it will donate drugs, reproductive kits, STI treatment kits and blood transfusion equipment to the flood victims.

Remember: ‘condoms do not biodegrade in watery conditions’

http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/?articleID=2000082444&story_title=City-flood-victims-to-get-condoms-

A Florida mother is filing a lawsuit after her 3-year-old daughter found a used condom at a daycare playground and put it in her mouth.

The condom tested positive for gonorrhea, according to the suit. Tiesha Sanders says that since the December 2011 incident, her daughter has had to be tested repeatedly for diseases that can take up to a year to emerge, Jacksonville’s Channel 4 reports.

Sanders told the station last week that she plans to sue the Jacksonville Urban League, the organization which runs the Head Start daycare where the toddler picked up the condom.

“If it happens to my daughter,” the mother said, “it can happen to yours.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/30/toddler-finds-condom-playground-gonorrhea_n_2044880.html

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Keep these cute ones safe by disposing your used condoms responsibly

Letterman: A condom company introduces bacon-flavored condoms.  Some advice here: B4 using make sure your dog is tied up.

This cannot be a solution to our used condom disposal problems

http://theplazz.com/tweet/AHMalcolm_319288231172653060/

‘The issue of condom disposal after use was also associated with stigmatization. Unless condoms are properly disposed off, there are embarrassing moments when they are seen strewn all over in the gardens and rubbish heaps with the result that children pick them up and use them as balloons’

“Its use and disposal is embarrassing” (Men, Ndabibi – rural).

Evasius K. Bauni and Ben Obonyo Jarabi (2003). The Low Acceptability and Use of Condoms within Marriage: Evidence from Nakuru District, Kenya. African Population Studies, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 51-65

Voicing the predicaments of the Woman in the slums Muungano wa Wanavijiji’s member from Kahawa Soweto settlement, Anastasia Wairimu explains. “In Kahawa Soweto the issue of sanitation and its relation to women is a crisis in our settlements. The irresponsible means of disposing used sanitary towels and condoms has been in the rise. This is a health hazard to both kids and adults, some of us even dispose such human waste in flush toilets which end up blocking the minimal sewerage infrastructure in the settlements. We need to take responsibility as women in leading by example by creating awareness on advocating for clean environments as well as maintaining high sense of hygiene”, said Anastasia.

http://muunganosupporttrust.wordpress.com/2012/11/08/hearing-the-voices-of-women-sanitation-and-peace-building/