Nothin' says lovin' like...

by Mary Kay Hastings and Bethany Kerr


Happiest of Valentines Days from New York City, today launching a new ad campaign!
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Skip the candy, skip the flowers, and skip the card. Give 'em what they really want. Condoms!...

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View the NYC "Get some" tv ads by clicking on this graphic:

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Don't you just love the tag line, "Get some"? Not.


Comments:

And people wonder why Syphilis, Gonorrhea and Chlamydia have hit an all time high in reported numbers in recent years.

Condoms don't protect against all STD's. But, hey, who cares...as long as everyone Get's Some, right?

We are slowly killing our children. If not by abortion then we'll get them by telling them sex is safe when it isn't and turn our backs when STD's become an epidemic.

Posted by: valerie at February 14, 2008 9:00 AM


How revolting.

Posted by: Bobby Bambino at February 14, 2008 9:05 AM


Would you rather them have with no condom?

Posted by: midnite678 at February 14, 2008 11:24 AM


I'm not having sex on valentines day. I'm going out to eat with my parents then I'm studying for a quiz. My boyfriend did give me a beautiful rose and thoughtful card and a huge box of chocolate (granted he ate most of it after I opened it) it was really sweet. And he brought Smoothie Bottoms over again!

Posted by: Jess at February 14, 2008 11:32 AM


http://spacedust.atspace.com/hamster_love.jpg

Posted by: Jess at February 14, 2008 11:42 AM


Is there any truth to the rumor that Larry the Cable Guy is the new messiah?

Posted by: Doug at February 14, 2008 11:56 AM


Those commercials are awesome!

Posted by: reality at February 14, 2008 1:03 PM


And people wonder why Syphilis, Gonorrhea and Chlamydia have hit an all time high in reported numbers in recent years.

They do? I thought most people knew by now that unprotected sex spreads disease.

Condoms don't protect against all STD's. But, hey, who cares...as long as everyone Get's Some, right?

If you're going to have sex, you might as well use a condom and make it as safe as possible. I know I would not want to go without sex.

We are slowly killing our children.

Nonsense! The population continues to rise, births continue to outnumber abortions, and life expectancies are getting longer and longer.

If not by abortion then we'll get them by telling them sex is safe when it isn't and turn our backs when STD's become an epidemic.

Clearly, we're not turning our backs. Just look at NYC, giving out free condoms and even advertising them with really cool commercials. They're not content to just sit around and watch the STDs spread; they're doing something about it.

Posted by: reality at February 14, 2008 1:09 PM


just another reason I

Posted by: Anonymous at February 14, 2008 1:19 PM


just another reason I(heart)NY!

Posted by: Anonymous at February 14, 2008 1:19 PM


Reality -

"Nonsense! The population continues to rise, births continue to outnumber abortions, and life expectancies are getting longer and longer. "

According to the CDC and Gutmacher Institute NYC had 91,673 abortions in 2004. In 2005 NYC had the lowest birth rate in a 25 years. There were 122,725 births. They are getting very close to having more abortions than births.

"If you're going to have sex, you might as well use a condom and make it as safe as possible. I know I would not want to go without sex. "

Condoms protect against STD's that are spread by bodily fluids ONLY. STD's that are spread by skin to skin contact, like genital warts, are still spread even if a condom is used.

That is why Syphilis, Gonorrhea and Chalydia are on the rise with no sign of declining. Because everyone, like you, think they are safe when they use a condom but that is the furthest thing from the truth.

Posted by: valerie at February 14, 2008 1:55 PM


Jess,

Your bf sounds like a sweetie.

I dislike this day because, well, I don't have a significant other.

Everything else about is cool though..the candy, presents, etc. I'll buy em' for myself.

Posted by: Elizabeth at February 14, 2008 2:32 PM


Happy VD!!

Oh and Happy Valentines Day too!!

Posted by: Carla at February 14, 2008 2:41 PM


Here is a little Valentine's Day poem I found on the internet that I think y'all might enjoy:

There was a young man of Black Bay
Who thought syphilis just went away,
And felt that a chancre
Was merely a canker
Acquired in lascivious play.

Now first he got acne vulgaris,
The kind that is rampant in Paris,
It covered his skin
From forehead to shin,
And now people ask where his hair is.

With symptoms increasing in number,
His aorta's in need of a plumber,
His heart is cavorting,
His wife is aborting,
And now he's acquired a gumma.

Consider his terrible plight--
His eyes won't react to to the light
His hands are apraxic,
His gait is ataxic,
He's developing gun-barrel sight.

His passions are strong, as before,
But his penis is flaccid, and sore,
His wife now has tabes
And sabre-shinned babies--
She's really worse off than a whore.

He aches from his head to his toes,
His sphincters have gone where who knows,
Paroxysmal incontinence
With all its concomitants,
Brings forth unpredictable flows.

Though treated in every known way,
His spirochetes grow day by day,
He's developed paresis
Converses with Jesus
And thinks he's the Queen of the May.


-first published in JAMA Jan 31 1942. Reprinted in "The Limerick," edited
by G. Legman.

Posted by: Ari-Chan at February 14, 2008 3:31 PM


It sounds like a hip campaign with a positive message, and for some reason, it reminds me of the hilarious Andy Samberg/Justin Timberlake SNL music video, "Bleep in a Box."

Posted by: Ray at February 14, 2008 3:59 PM


Bravo, Ari-Chan, bravo!

A great poet.

Posted by: Doug at February 14, 2008 4:15 PM


reminds me that sex and the city episode where they go to a friend's baby shower who they weren't too excited to see. When Carrie asks Miranda what she got her, she said "condoms." Carrie says, "really." And she goes, "really. They're pastel."

Posted by: prettyinpink at February 14, 2008 6:10 PM


@Doug: I didn't write it. Some medical students back in the 30's or 40's did. :)

I just thought it was bloody clever.

Posted by: Ari-chan at February 14, 2008 9:01 PM


"He's developed paresis
Converses with Jesus"

If I get syphillis can I talk to Jesus too?

Posted by: Jess at February 15, 2008 7:37 AM


Skip the syph. Talk to Jesus.

Posted by: Carla at February 15, 2008 8:51 AM


Doug: I didn't write it. Some medical students back in the 30's or 40's did. :)

I just thought it was bloody clever.

Indeed, Ari-chan, I meant whoever wrote it,and Bravo to you for posting it. I doubt you're that old anyway ; )

Doug

Posted by: Doug at February 15, 2008 2:29 PM