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Here’s a “you’ve-got-to-be-kidding-me” article for today:

To support safer sex on campus, West Virginia University is rolling out the Condom Caravan.

It provides students a convenient and affordable way to buy condoms, with 30 varieties on sale starting next Tuesday.

Regular prices are a quarter apiece, or five for $1. But bargain hunters will want to hold out for Thrifty Thursdays, when they’re 10 cents all day.

The Condom Caravan will be held Tuesdays at the Student Health Service in the Health Sciences Center, and at different locations every Wednesday. Hours are from 5 to 7 p.m.

The first caravan will be outside the dining area at the Towers dormitories Wednesday.

Thrifty Thursdays are at the WVU Health Promotion Office at Health Sciences.

via Charleston Daily Mail – West Virginia News and Sports – Oddities – WVU’s Condom Caravan features 10-cent Thursdays .

There are several problems that immediately come to mind.

But, it’s not that, in their headline, the AP completely muffed the alliteration that someone’s creativity discovered. It’s “Thrifty Thursdays,” AP!

And it’s not the fact that a cheap date just became even cheaper.  Young ladies shouldn’t need this piece of advice, but just in case: guys who won’t spring for dinner and buy cheap condoms should not be trusted with the most intimate physical (and potentially pro-creative) act known to human beings.

I’m not even bothered by the anti-green message this is sending to our students.  A caravan to sell condoms?  That’s not fuel efficient!

And the failure rate, though high, doesn’t even bother me that terrible much – although it is concerning.  Reproductive rights (read = pro-abortion extremists) know the fail rate of condoms, encourage their use, then collect  millions in Federal grants for AIDS, anti-life, and other “family planning” services.  For selling cheap condoms to co-eds.

What bothers me most is that society has bought into the Jocelyn Elders theory of morality: they’re going to do it anyway, let’s make an unsafe, questionably moral act as safe as possible.  All the while, we downplay as a society abstinence as old-fashioned, irrational, unreasonable, and laughable.

Why do we think our children are so enslaved to their hormones?  By endorsing gimmicks like the “condom caravan,” we’re just taking the cheapest way out.  And abusing alliteration.

We can, and should, do better.  Our students are worth it.  We’re worth it.

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Written by Jeremy Dys

August 28, 2009 at 9:33 am

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