HIV Awareness Through Dessert

Public health campaigns take all kinds of forms, whether it be billboards, public service announcements, or kitschy jingles. But Alvin Leung, head chef at Bo Innovation restaurant in Hong Kong, China has taken a whole new approach. According to this article from, Chef Leung has created a dessert called “Sex on the Beach,” which features an edible pink condom over edible sand.

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The condom, made of a “kappa and konjac” mixture and shaped around a cigar, also features a “white gooey substance” inside, made of mixture of honey and ham. Sounds appetizing! To top it all off, Chef Leung’s now-famous dessert features a small red HIV Awareness ribbon. All of the proceeds from the dish go to an AIDS awareness organization based in Hong Kong.

So, MSPers, what do you think? Is this an innovative way to spread awareness, or has he gone a little too far?

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Michaela is a recent Seven Sisters graduate with a self-designed degree in Sexuality Studies. When she's not blogging, you'll find her teaching Health and Wellness and A Cappella to high school students, helping women find properly fitting bras, and working as an editor on a documentary. She hopes to continue her education one day with a PhD in Feminist Anthropology.