A Swiss company is now marketing and selling small condoms to boys between 12 and 14 years of age. This is really disturbing. We cannot market cigarettes using a camel for fear of influence on children but marketing condoms to kids is just fine?
[DailyMail] Extra small condoms for boys as young as 12 could soon be on our shelves.
The Hotshot condoms are going on sale in Switzerland after research found that not enough 12 to 14-year-old boys were having protected sex.
The condoms are likely to end up on sale in Britain, said their manufacturer Lamprecht AG.
A spokesman said the UK would be ‘top priority’ if the company expanded abroad, considering it had the highest teenage pregnancy rate in Europe.
Nysse Norballe said: ‘At the moment we are only producing the Hotshot in Switzerland.
‘But the UK is certainly a very attractive market since there is a very high rate of underage conception.’
The Swiss should be ashamed. Is the UK so far gone that they will accept this direct assault on the innocence of their children too?
This is not just encouraging under-age sex, this is profiteering from it. Far from reducing the rates of teenage pregnancy, this is sure to exacerbate the problem.
12 – 14 year old boys should not even know what a condom is, never mind have them customized and marketed to them.
Thanks to Caroline for the tip!