Who’s Being a Dick in Scandinavia?

Whatever it takes to promote safe sex these days, in the Transhumanist Age of Artilects.

Man In Giant Penis Costume Shoots Glitter Around Norway To Raise STI Awareness

On Thursday, Public Health England released statistics showing a five per cent increase in STIs in London’s 16 to 24 year olds.

Norway… has an astonishingly high STI rate and the twenty-somethings won’t respond to traditional public service announcements, what else is there to do but dress a man up as a giant penis and get him to shower unsuspecting people with glitter?

RFSU, a Norwegian sex education charity, have done exactly that. They hired student Philip van Eck to wear a huge phallus costume in a bid to raise awareness of STIs and get the young people of Norway to wear condoms. The stunt has been picked up in general by the internet, sites like www.stdaware.com/test-centers are reposting Philip’s tips and spreading his message.

19-year-old van Eck told told Tønsberg Blad: “I thought it was hilarious. If I can help others, just by being a dick, there is nothing better.”

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According to RFSU, 23,000 Norwegians contract chlamydia every year, and are a lot less likely to wear condoms than their Nordic neighbours.

Although the ‘Penis Can Surprise You’ campaign is proving a hit with youngsters, it hasn’t been well-received by the over 30s, who have labelled it “banal and idiotic”.

[Source: Huffington Post UK]

Banal? Idiotic? This is a Carnival of Mirrors, of Chumps and Rubes, we don’t recognize such terms.

Video

Burning Man Through The Eyes of Kids

Fusion media/AM Tonight takes a look at Kidsville, the village-within-a-city. It seems you’re never too young to enter the Mad Max-style Thunderdome. “Two kids enter, one kid leaves“…get ’em into the Fight Club young, so they can grow up to join the dark army of dirtbags.

Kids at Burning Man, 2004. Image: Waltarrrr/Flickr (Creative Commons)

Kids at Burning Man, 2004. Image: Waltarrrr/Flickr (Creative Commons)

Parents who wish to save money on babysitters and take their kids out of school so they can party with all the freaks, should be aware that there are a number of registered sex offenders attending every year. In 2013 a child kidnapper in Colorado was arrested after breaking into a house and taking an 8-year old girl from her bedroom; police discovered that he had announced his plans to go to Burning Man to kidnap a kid on Facebook. A couple of years back, an Amber Alert was issued when a 15-year old girl ran away and was missing for 24 hours. The entire gate and airport were locked down, no-one could leave until the kid was located. A fun night without the parents for the girl; a hostage situation for everybody else.

Many adult Burners wonder if it really brings that many benefits to the rest of us, to radically include kids and expose them to all the dust, drugs, and debauchery.