Condom Couture Asheville, the signature event of Planned Parenthood South Atlantic in Western North Carolina, will celebrate its 5th anniversary on Saturday, March 11, at The Orange Peel in downtown Asheville. The Condom Couture fashion show is a fun and creative way to promote safe sex by featuring the wearable artwork of local designers. The designers must use a minimum of 500 condoms for their fashionable, wearable designs. All the finished pieces will be showcased on the runway in March, with proceeds benefiting Planned Parenthood South Atlantic.
| By Anonymous |
I was a leader in the sexual revolution of the twentieth century, though I didn’t know it at the time, and have a red badge of courage to prove it. Late 60s through the 70s was a blast and just a lot of groovy fun, as we used to say. Before then, most young middle-class women, i.e. virgins, had no experience with inter-gender sexuality, i.e. “going all the way.” Once we escaped daily parental control, i.e. left for college, all bets were off.
Developing a revolutionary menstruation product wasn’t the only thing on Julie Weigaard-Kjaer’s mind when she developed the Ruby Cup, changing lives with it was the mission. By the end of 2017, the company will have distributed over 31,000 Ruby Cups to young women in Kenya, and other impoverished countries. 16,000 have already been distributed through the company’s “Buy 1 – Give 1” program, and 15,000 are awaiting shipment.
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