Saturday, July 29, 2006

Condoms for Kids?

Gee...there's nothing like reaching out to help kids, is there?

An example? Let's look at Durex, a subsidiary of the multi-national conglomerate, SSL International, whose new "condoms for kids" hit the shelves in Germany this past week with sales in the U.K. and elsewhere scheduled for next year.

According to the news report, "the condom is 49mm wide — compared to the 52mm standard version — and is easier to put on. Durex says it is designed for the younger, less experienced users. A spokesman said: “It is aimed at youths between 13 and 16, where a not insignificant number engage in unprotected sex.”

Despite the heartbreak, sexually transmitted diseases, unwanted pregnancies, abortion, and the death of innocence that always follows the promotion of sexual activity among young unmarrieds (even with the best condoms in use), Durex will still try to sell the line that they are selling the "kiddie condom" out of the best motives. And with the Family Planning Association being behind them, they just might fool a few suckers after all.

By the way, among other companies owned by SSL International is Scholl, makers of popular foot products. Here's the news story, courtesy of the Sun Online (U.K.).