India: Why Ban Any Talk About Me? A Sad Condom Writes a Letter

I&B Ministry in a new directive banned TV channels from airing condom ads between 6 am and 10 pm

Dear I&B Ministry,

Why do you dislike me so? I am the top hat that protects, the rubber that deflects, and the sheath that ensures no bad boys intrude into someone else’s house.

I ensure safety. I keep STDs or sexually transmitted diseases at bay. Oh wait. You got a problem with the word ‘sex’ in the text above? Come now. We all do it. In fact, Indians do it the most! And because they forget to wear or don’t know about the top coat that is to be worn when it snows, our population is exploding.

Our teenage pregnancy rates are exploding, our abortion rates are exploding, and our STD and HIV rates are high.

Here’s something that might pique your interest.

Latex condoms, when used correctly, are 98-99% effective in preventing HIV transmission.

According to the latest UNAIDS 2016 data, we had over 80,000 new HIV infections and 62,000 AIDS related deaths. No, the HIV epidemic is not going away. India has the third highest prevalence of HIV in the world.

Oh there’s more. So much more.

The only way to stop STDs like gonorrhea, chlamydia and trichomoniasis, that are transmitted only by genital fluids, is with regular use of condoms aka ME. There is an antibiotic resistant super gonorrhea that’s on the rise that cannot be treated with most known medicines. Do we really want to risk not talking about me? Read more via the quint