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.”
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.