Woman Creates 'Condom Dress' To Raise Awareness For HIV
A lot of people don't really use condoms as they should.
Often people will claim using them during sex takes away some of the feeling, and that they're just a hindrance. Designer Zhang Qiao'e is really trying to urge people to use them, but has gone outside the box herself when it comes to misuse of Johnnys.
From Sanmenxia, in Central China's Henan Province, the grandmother has created a dress made entirely of rubbers. You may think it's a bit odd, but she's done it for a good cause, in support of AIDS awareness, Asia Wire reports.
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The self-taught designer has clarified that the condoms had never been used and were out of date. It all falls into place with her method of using things people may throw away to create clothes.
"I collected the unused and expired condoms after they were left over from a previous public awareness campaign," she said. "I spent about a week ripping them open and attaching them to the dress.
"The hardest part to deal with was the excess of oils and lubricants."
She had to use no less than 3,000 Johnnys to make the dress, and intends to use it to urge people to "stay healthy" and "stay away from HIV/AIDS".
"Many critics have raised concerns over the dress's hygiene, but there's no issue there," she said.
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Last year Prince Harry did his bit to help raise awareness surrounding HIV, filming himself being tested for the disease.
The prince walked into a Burrell Street clinic in central London to undergo the test. It came back negative.
Royals have a reputation for doing sweet F.A, but Harry has made HIV awareness a public and personal priority.
His blood sample was mixed with chemicals and poured into a test tray. Within seconds, his results came through.
The fact a blue spot appeared in the tray proved he was negative. But if two spots appeared, further tests would have been carried out to determine if he was potentially HIV positive.
Robert Palmer, a psychosexual counsellor who performed the test, said Prince Harry felt anxious.
He said: "It means this is a test for everybody - it doesn't matter who you are, it's a good idea to have an HIV test."
There are more than 100,000 HIV positive in the UK.
Go and get tested if you haven't already, LADs. Stop the stigma.
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