Today is National Condom Day! It's kind of fitting that a day to celebrate and bring awareness to safe sex would be on the 14th of February, when cupid's arrow is flying around rampantly for Valentine's Day!
Yes, what better day could there be than Valentine's Day to bring awareness to safe sex methods. Even with all the information we have about STDs and birth control, some people are still too embarrassed to talk about the issue.
National Condom Week started in the 1970s at the University of California-Berkeley (no surprise there!) with the simple purpose of promoting safe sex.
Safe sexual practices need to be discussed more openly if people want to cut their risk of catching and spreading sexually transmitted diseases, as well as helping to prevent unwanted pregnancies.
Photo credit: Rhiannon Stone - setting up tent for National Condom Day - via flickr