By Laura Perkins, MLS | February 15, 2017
Product Editor, ETR
Safer sex can be fun, right? And with a little imagination and humor, talking about safer sex can be fun too, right?! Well, yes. Yes! YES!
ETR's safer sex condom kits are especially popular when we travel to conferences. And we know the kits are popular at health fairs, college orientations and public health events. That's why we're excited to introduce 3 new designs. They're colorful and fun and guaranteed to attract attention. And hopefully spark conversation.
With perfect use, male (external) condoms prevent pregnancy 98% of the time. With typical use, however, condoms prevent pregnancy 82% of the time. In a study led by Stephanie Sanders of The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction at Indiana University, researchers reviewed 16 years of studies on condom errors and failures and found that problems with using condoms correctly are common worldwide.
Condoms can't prevent pregnancy or reduce the risk of sexually transmitted disease, including HIV, if they're not used or not used correctly. It's a good idea to have condom samples available at fairs and other events. But it's a great idea to wrap those naked condoms with easy-to-follow instructions on how to use them. All of ETR's condom kits have instructions with illustrations printed inside the covers. And our male (external) condom kit covers also have a QR code that links to free online videos on how to use a condom correctly.
Check out our new designs, and let us know what you think!