Carrying Multiple Condoms Is Proof Of Prostitution?

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Laws in both New York City and Washington D.C. allow police to use condoms as evidence of prostitution, so if you are stopped and found carrying three condoms or more, it could mean trouble. This is terrible for sex education and sexual health campaigns that encourage people–sex workers as well as others–to have access to condoms in order to prevent pregnancy and disease transmission.

If I were living in the US right now, I’d propose a condom-carrying protest out of sheer spite for that stupid law.

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Jeana Jorgensen, PhD recently completed her doctoral degree in folklore and gender studies at Indiana University. She studies fairy tales and other narratives, dance, body art, feminist theory, digital humanities, and gender identity.

  • TheSpecialLadyFriend

    Ugh, that’s awful.  I carry more than that and I’m not about to stop.  Ridiculous.

  • Jeana Jorgensen

    Totally agreed.