Prepare to have your mind blown by these stats (and check out the infographic below):
- There are 65 million people in the U.S. who are living with an incurable STI
- Each year, STIs lead to infertility in more than 24,000 women in the US
- One in two sexually active persons will contact an STD/STI by age 25
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that there are more than 110 million STIs among men and women in the U.S. This includes both new and existing infections.
- YET – only 1 in 3 sex acts among singles includes a condom
WHAT?!?! That’s outrageous. Especially since we’ve been promoting condom use and other safer sex acts since forever! Have we even made a dent? Help us make more of one and win some awesome condoms in the process!
We’ve teamed up with Trojan to offer one lucky winner:
- 2 10-count boxes of Trojan’s NEW Double Ecstasy Condoms
- 1 Midnight Collection package (1 vibrating ring, 4 Pure Ecstasy condoms, 4 lubricant packets)
All you have to do is one or more of the following between now and EOD EST on April 21st, 2014.¬†The more you do, the greater your chances of winning!:
- Like our (Em & Lo’s) page on Facebook¬†and mention something (benign)¬†on our Wall to indicate it’s for this contest (STI awareness month, our April contest, you love latex, etc)
- Follow us on Twitter¬†(and shoot us a Twitter message letting us know it’s for the contest)
- Retweet this Tweet¬†(& send us snapshot proof of it)*
- Share this Facebook Post¬†(& send us snapshot proof of it)*
* (Let us know you‚Äôve retweeted/shared by¬†mailing us a screenshot¬†of each FB post/Tweet: on a Mac, Command+Shiftshift+4¬†lets you drag and capture an area of the screen;¬†click here for instructions¬†on taking screenshots on either a PC or a Mac)
In the meantime, brush up on your condom knowledge and start wrapping up!:
- How To Use A Condom:¬†This brief, informative how-to video gives viewers a fun and interesting look at the exact way to get it on before you ‚Äúget it on.‚ÄĚ
- How Condoms Are Made:¬†This exclusive factory tour takes viewers on an unprecedented look ‚Äúbeneath the sheets‚ÄĚ at a Trojan condom factory, and a condom‚Äôs journey from the conveyor belt to your nightstand.
- History of Condoms:¬†This short documentary includes expert commentary on the history and creation of the condom, starting from its humble beginnings, to the innovations we see on today‚Äôs shelves.
- New Condom iPhone App:¬†Trojan is adding a little protection to everyone‚Äôs ‚Äúhardware‚ÄĚ with a new iPhone app, which includes sexual health trivia and a condom selection tool.