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’ve 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 “get it on.”
- How Condoms Are Made: This exclusive factory tour takes viewers on an unprecedented look “beneath the sheets” at a Trojan condom factory, and a condom’s 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’s shelves.
- New Condom iPhone App: Trojan is adding a little protection to everyone’s “hardware” with a new iPhone app, which includes sexual health trivia and a condom selection tool.