Get it On!, by now the familiar face of safe sex in rainbow communities across New Zealand, distributed 525,000 free condom and lube packs in the 12 months to 30 June 2012, an increase of 175,000 on the same period prior year.
Jordon Harris, Get it On!spokesperson explains that providing access to free condoms and lube is instrumental for Get it On!to inspire a movement of condom loving among gay and bisexual men. “Our Love Your Condom advertising and community outreach is now well-recognised and respected by the community, but our core work is still in distributing free condoms and lube. That’s where the rubber hits the road.”
At www.getiton.co.nz, gay and bisexual men can order free condoms and lube to be delivered to their home in a discreet, unmarked envelope. The free condom and lube packs are also easily found on counter-tops and discreet corners of many GLBT-friendly venues across New Zealand such as cafes, bars, clubs, saunas, and cruise clubs. “Providing our patrons with free condoms and lube is important”, says Paul Heard, owner of Urge Bar on Auckland’s K’Rd. “It shows we care about the health and wellbeing of our community and that we are all responsible for helping maintain a condom culture”
The Get it On! condom and lube packs are generously packed by volunteers every week in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. In the last 12 months they’ve stuffed half a million condoms and half a million lube sachets into little packets bearing the Love Your Condom message. Harris says, “We couldn’t do what we do without our volunteers. They are an incredibly generous group from all different parts of our community, bound together by their desire to make our community a safer place.”
Condom packing night is not just about helping your community, says Harris. “It’s also a great way to meet new people, especially if you’re not into the ‘gay scene’. It’s always a great night, with drinks, nibbles and lots of great conversation!”
Condom packing takes place regularly in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, if you’re interested in becoming a volunteer send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, contact details and location.
About Get it On!
Get it On! is a community-focused, Social Marketing programme that aims to build a condom culture across New Zealand. Get it On! is now the familiar face of safe sex in the rainbow communities. Get it On! Encourages all gay and bisexual men to use condoms and lube whenever they have sex.
Get it On! is a sexy, urban call to ‘love your condom’. ‘Love your condom’ is about moving us past all those lame excuses not to be safe, and inspires us to not just tolerate, but love the sexy confidence that comes with condom covered cocks.