Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Flavored Condoms Need More Spice

The article, "Health center and LGBT promote safe sex through flavored condoms," by Lauren Salvin, is a very out spoken article about a rather taboo subject. The story was about a educational and fun "taste test," that was hosted by the the Dowell Heath Center and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Student Development on last Wednesday. The whole goal of the event was to bring awareness to safe sex practices, especially oral sex.

Salvin did a great job getting the opinions of experts. She had a lot of great quotes from Lenore Meyers who is the educational director at the Dowell Health Center. "Protection during oral sex is important. People will only use something they want to use, so like shampoo or any other commodity, condoms are a personal preference item," Meyers said.

The story is very interesting and catches the attention of the reader immediately just based on the subject matter. However, I would have liked to see more responses from students. It is a subject that everyone knows about but causes many people to blush. Maybe a survey of some kind or even asking random students on the street if they would use the product. The story was great about a creative event that brings a very pertinent subject matter to light. I would have really liked to see what my peers had to say about it, or even more of the students who attended the event.
Photo from article mentioned above, by: Casey Prather


Melissa Hale said...

I agree, it would have been nice to hear more about what the students were saying at the event, great analysis!

Rozalyn said...

The article you choose sounds really interesting.

Rozalyn said...

I meant (chose)

jatwater said...

Interesting. Good job giving the photo credit. Can you move it even higher? You want to make sure you're giving credit where credit is due.