Are You Fucking Kidding Us?

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Seattle-based safe sex educators Lifelong AIDS Alliance takes an unorthodox approach.

A Slog reader explains that volunteers passed out condoms, lube and this potentially disastrous message: “Condoms and Crystal go together.” As Dan Savage notes, a New Yorker article blew the lid off such myths back in 2005:

Crystal methamphetamine is highly addictive, but its allure is not hard to understand; the drug removes inhibitions, bolsters confidence, supercharges the libido… The first thing people on methamphetamine lose is their common sense; suddenly, anything goes, including unprotected anal sex…

Savage goes on to note:

This isn’t the first time LLAA has wrapped crystal meth use up in images of gay pride and community in a misguided effort to “de-stigmatize” crystal meth use–an activity which, when you consider the consequences for individuals and the gay community as a whole, gay health organizations should be working harder to stigmatize.

An image of condom packet walking hand-in-hand with a rock of crystal will not reach men that are currently using crystal–most of whom abuse crystal meth to annihilate their inhibitions and engage in casual unprotected anal sex–while communicating to men that aren’t using crystal that they can “safely” use the drug and “FUCK without fear.”

Such an image shouldn’t reach anyone, if you ask us…