Monday, November 5, 2007

Coffee-flavored condoms: Coming to a Starbucks near you?

Here's “thinking outside of the box” all right! From The Guardian:
Doctors have long argued about the health effects of coffee, but its reputation seems likely to receive a boost thanks to a flavoured condom that aims to encourage safer sex in Ethiopia.

Around 300,000 of the coffee condoms were sold in a week when they were launched in September, according to the US charity DKT International.

It hopes to tap into Ethiopia's coffee mania as a means to tackle high rates of HIV in the country, which is said to have invented the drink.

I think this is brilliant. AIDS is a growing problem is Africa; in Ethiopia, 2.1% of citizens are infected, and in the capital of Addis Ababa the infection rate is more than 7%.

With more than a millions Americans infected with HIV/AIDS, should we be giggling at efforts such as this, or encouraging them here at home? Even Jenna Bush admits that abstinence programs don't work.

1 comment:

News Sophisticate said...

Are you kidding? Ha Coffee flavored...hahahhahahahah That'll wake ya up in the morning.