Kiddie condoms on sale in Switzerland.

Kiddie condoms on sale in Switzerland.

Yes. You read that right.

Kiddie Condoms available now!

And it gets better—they are called “Hotshots.”

Let’s set aside the blatant promotion of adolescent sex and the reinforcement of stereotypes of male sexuality in the name and examine the logic here.

Hotshots are extra-small condoms designed specifically for boys ages 12 to 14. They come in response to a government- funded study that found that young boys were not using adequate protection when engaging in adolescent sex. Those responsible for the new condom combined this new information with a German study that showed that 25% of standard condoms are too small for young boys and they reached the logical conclusion that the solution to adolescent boys having unsafe sex is simply smaller condoms.

Don’t worry about trying to reduce the number of sexually active 12-year-olds. Just manufacture small condoms, call them “Hotshots” to reinforce the belief that boys are awesome for having sex at the age of 12, and make the condoms readily available, preferably free. Problem solved.

What a perfectly clear distillation of the logic behind mainstream approaches to protecting our children from STDs, teen pregnancy, and HIV/AIDS.  “Our children are having unsafe sex, let’s give them better condoms.”

The manufacturer, Lamprecht A.G., has said that expanding sales into Britain would be a “top priority” if they marketed abroad. Perhaps kiddie condoms will also help reduce teen pregnancy rates in the U.K.

3 Comments
  • Teri Nine
    Posted at 17:39h, 24 March Reply

    The world has lost ALL sense of Logic! This is absolutely insane. Compare this to people who are overweight. Using this same logic then, the government should not be “punishing” overweight people with forced weight loss (which they are attempting to conceive a way to do at this very moment) “or else” you get taxed, higher insurance, no insurance, or other “consequences” – but rather they would just admit that some people will just not stop eating, so we might as well just make sure that there is plenty of salad bars around town for them to eat from and hope that they eat from them.

    STUPID!

  • Elaine Webster
    Posted at 12:41h, 04 May Reply

    Yes, I agree the world is totally insane! We sure wouldn’t want young boys learning how to be responsible in how they think of sex. As in respecting young girls. Of course, oh me I said girls, we have already progressed to silliness in the sex act period and the fact that it is primarily for having babies. Oh me, I guess the word is fetus we wouldn’t want to say baby.I guess I should just be quiet or I could offend someone well oh me, offend or I guess that would be hatred for having an opinion!

  • Carol
    Posted at 18:16h, 09 November Reply

    I think this is down right retarded!!! Who in the hell would be talking to their kids at this age about safe sex!!! I am no prefect parent but I would rather be taking to me kids sbout not doing anything in that sort and the consequences of doing things like that!!! GET REAL PPL THIS IS 2010!!!!

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