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When it comes to condoms…don’t listen to Asher Roth

March 1, 2010

I was listening to Pandora while writing a paper, and this song entered the mix, as it has so many times before.

And as I paused to ponder sentence structure, I was momentarily distracted by the following lyrics:

“When it comes to condoms put two on (Trust me)”

Well, you shouldn’t trust him. Wearing two condoms increases friction and is actually more likely to lead to the condom breaking.

It’s cool that you are promoting safe and consensual sex, Asher Roth ( read: don’t have sex if she’s too gone). But you really should make sure your facts are correct before you start doling out advice. Especially when your platform for doing so is a song played on the radio, on pandora, and available on youtube with over 6 million hits.

I can only imagine the  scenario, teens about to engage in consensual sex, and wanting to be as safe and responsible as possible,  remembering your advice about putting two on.

What happens if it breaks?

Of all the ideas this song perpetuates about college and the life evolving around it, this misperception of safe sex  has the potential to be the most horrifyingly disappointing.

It is almost enough to make me retract my rant about Adventures in Sex City.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 2, 2010 2:03 PM

    I have never seen any manufacturer recommend you use 2 condoms. More is not always better.

  2. Lisa permalink
    March 2, 2010 3:38 PM

    Yes Nko! I totally enjoy the song you’re talking about, but the line about using two condoms always leaves a bad taste in my mouth for exactly the reason you said.

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