Bad Ideas and Good Ideas

jail If you’re an adult and you proposition a young teenager, you go to jail. If you’re an adult and you proposition a young teenager over the Internet, you go to jail. If you’re an adult and you go out in public and give condoms to young teenagers, you go to jail collect a paycheck from the New York City Health Department. *** On the other hand, a group of college students from Project Plus have a much better idea:

Yesterday [Valentine’s Day], on hundreds of college campuses nationwide, students were handed a Hershey’s kiss with a free condom. This “Condom and a Kiss” campaign has been going on for several years and is a way for students who practice contraception or support it to spread their message and their products. Full-Size Hershey Bars But yesterday Project Plus … reached out to our peers with a message that “True Love is worth more than Contraception”. We had full sized Hershey’s Chocolate Bars with that message on the front, and we handed them all out (360 bars) in less than 2 hours… The theme of the chocolate bar give-away was “Without Contraception, You get so much more”, an analogy pertaining to the tiny Hershey’s Kisses that the “Condom and a Kiss” campaign hands out with their product, compared to full sized Hershey’s bars we had. Inside the candy wrapper we explained this briefly, saying, “It makes sense that condoms are handed out today with nothing more than a tiny chocolate kiss. This reflects how little love you can express while using one. Using contraception tells your lover, ‘I don’t want to share every part of myself with you.’”

Read the whole thing here. HT: Jill Stanek

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