D.C. Youth Say Free Condoms Are Too Small, Too Weak
Youth in the nation's capital are rallying against the free condoms distributed at high schools and colleges saying that they're too small and too weak for their liking.
The Washington Post reports that D.C. officials have been receiving complaints from students claiming that the Durex condoms offered for free are not up to par.
A study conducted by D.C. Council Member David Catania concluded that,
“Youth feel that Trojan condoms are of better quality and offer more protection. Youth also regard Magnums as the best extra strength and protection against (diseases) and ‘do not break' during sexual intercourse.”
To fix that problem, officials have decided to stock up on Trojan condoms including the company's Trojan Magnum brand.
Officials say however that gripes about Durex's safety are simply untrue considering that Consumer Reports magazine gave the brand the same “excellent” ratings as many of Trojan's similar brands.
The size issue however may have a leg to stand on.
Condom manufacturer Condomania concluded in a study that Washington D.C. men are the second most endowed in the U.S. behind New Orleans.
D.C.'s aggressive free condom campaign began in 2006 to battle its rising HIV/AIDS rate.
3 percent of the district's population has HIV and condoms are available for free in schools and online per request.
D.C. also recently started providing free female condoms at local barbershops, liquor stores and youth centers.