Could College Sex Become a Force for Good?
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I've long been an admirer of Sir Richard's condoms, believing they may be the most ethical condoms on the planet. And their recent inaugural donation of 500,000 condoms to Haiti was confirmation of the power of the "buy one, give one" business model when it comes to birth control and safe sex.
But Sir Richard's aren't the only ones trying to align a safe, healthy attitide to sex in the States with doing good abroad. Conscious Contraceptives is a discrete online store that donates a portion of its proceeds to fund birth control and sex education in under served communities both in the States and abroad. Crucially, they say, they make all of their donation purchases abroad to further support manufacturing and distribution of birth control in target countries.
Now the organization is hoping to harness the, errm, enthusiasm of college students to further fund the fight against HIV/AIDS with a nationwide campus challenge:
During the competition, ConCon.org pledges to contribute donations toward trip sponsorship for new Support for International Change (SIC) volunteers in 2012. For each individual order received utilizing the designated discount code at the time of check out, ConCon.org pledges to donate toward the university associated with the discount code. There is no limit to the number of orders received or the donation amount contributed by ConCon.org.
In addition to the per order donation, ConCon.org will also provide an entire summer village fee sponsorship to the college that generates the most orders within the duration of the competition.
Let's hope students across the nation will do their part. The competition begins on March 4th and ends on May 1st at 12:00AM PST.