Condoms for Kids?

Do specially made “extra small” condoms for children sound like a good idea, asks Marlon Abrahams, in response to a new safe sex campaign targeting 12-year-olds in Switzerland?

Do specially made "extra small" condoms for children sound like a good idea, asks Marlon Abrahams, in response to a new safe sex campaign targeting 12-year-olds in Switzerland? Comically titled the "Hotshot", the new kind of condom has been developed by the Swiss government after a survey showed that 12 to 14-year-olds did not use sufficient protection when having sex. Marlon says: "Immediately I thought about my girls. Would I want them engaging in sex at the age of 12 with a pimply faced squirt armed with a pack of Hotshots? Certainly not! I’d want them to wait until they were 33 years old like I was when I had my first experience and Hannah was conceived. But would I prefer that they rather did it with a ‘responsible’ little squirt, hell yes! I don’t know if it was easier for our parents back in the day. Maybe not, sure I guess sex was happening between 12-year-olds back then too. Yet we only found out when someone got pregnant from it. And is it really such a big deal? Such a shock to realise that 12-year-old kids are doing it already? Well it shouldn’t be. In the days of yore it was more-or-less common practise to get married at around that age, even Royalty engaged in the practise regularly."

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WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 16: CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta (R) returns to the White House with CNN Washington bureau chief Sam Feist after Federal judge Timothy J. Kelly ordered the White House to reinstate his press pass November 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. CNN has filed a lawsuit against the White House after Acosta's press pass was revoked after a dispute involving a news conference last week. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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