Sassy slogans on condoms are increasing awareness and education about consent
The month of April is widely known as Sexual Assault Awareness month and the Consent Project has condoms that say what everyone needs to hear.
The Consent Project is an effort brought to you by SayItWithACondom.com, a marketing-based company that enables the consumers to purchase condoms with witty comments on the packaging.
With over 1,600 condom designs, SayItWithACondom.com is large and in charge.
The company started during the presidential election campaign in 2008, with chief executive officer (CEO) Benjamin Sherman, who thought it would be clever to promote the elections with condoms that read, “remember the elections with your next erections.”
The slogan was a hit and since then, SayItWithACondom.com has been helping promote the Practice Safe Policy as well as providing comic relief for gag gifts, and developing safe-sex awareness campaigns for non-profit organizations and the government.
In lieu of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Say It With A Condom believes in consent and wants to help promote it. The consent collection can be found on SayItWithACondom.com, and can be purchased for a mere $2.50 per condom when buying 10.
If you’re looking to spread the word and awareness, people can buy the condoms for as little as 0.65 cents each, when buying 10,000 or more condoms.
The consent collection includes a series of condoms, each with different slogans on them. “My dress does not mean yes” and “Sex or rape? The difference is a yes,” are just some examples of the condoms you can find in their collection.
Sexual Assault Awareness month is nothing to joke about.
According to Statistics Canada, one in four North American women will be sexually assaulted during their lifetime, and over 80 per cent of sex crime victims are women, which means that sexual assault can also happen to men. There are very few incidents that are reported to police, in fact, only six out of 100 sexual assault cases get reported.
So if you decide to Say It With A Condom or scream it from the top of the building, you’re spreading the awareness of sexual assault. Sex without a yes is always considered rape, so spread the word and get others educated on consent before it’s too late.
If you have been a victim of rape or know of someone else that is, don’t keep quiet, visit the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre or call the 24-hour crisis hotline at 416- 597-8808 to seek help.
Always get consent before you pitch your tent!