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Subway workers hand out condoms in NYC

A new initiative funded by the health department resulted in the distribution of 150,000 free condoms to unsuspecting subway riders in NYC. The condoms were colorfully labeled with a subway themed wrapper, and handed out by city workers and volunteers in all 5 boroughs.

Condoms are critical for the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, but I wonder if the candy wrapper marketing and non-selective distribution methods are contributing to an over-sexualization of society?

Now, I know a lot of you will think I’m being prudish, but I worry about children being over-exposed to sexual content all the time.  What does it say to them that subway staff are handing them condoms?  Is it just me, or does anyone else think this is a bit much?

Go ahead, let me know!This post originally appeared on Dr. Val’s blog at

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  1. FNP Student says:

    I agree with you, I also feel our children are being de-sensized to sex. Sex is in our face way to much every time you open a magazine, turn on the TV, drive past a billboard. This is rediculous.

    We are adults.We should act like adults. If we decide to have sex then we need to be responsible for ourselves. The subway worker is not responsible for my sexual activity or the protection of my activity. Where are we going to draw the line. Our children should also be taught to be responsible for their actions.

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