Facebook members can now send each other e-condoms and information about safe sex courtesy of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, which launched a page and application on the social network just in time for Valentine's Day.
As of Wednesday afternoon, nearly 1,500 e-condoms, as the Facebook messages are called, had been circulated through the site. The application includes a ranking that displays who has sent the most e-condoms. But in fact, New York City also has official condom (physical one). Since the city’s official condom was unveiled in 2007, more than 70 million have been given away.
In the original design, the letters “NYC Condom” were printed in white or black letters against colorful circles, evoking the letter symbols the Metropolitan Transportation Authority uses to represent subway lines. Last year’s redesign features the letters “NYC” in black against three interlocking circles, with the word “Condom” underneath, each of the six letters in a different color.
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