Metro- A nightclub handed out thousands of potentially unsafe condoms to students during fresher’s week.
The Kasbah in the Hillfields area of Coventry urged young people starting at the University of Warwick and Coventry University to pick up the promotional condoms and ‘get some lovin”.
However, the city’s health chiefs have said the condoms didn’t feature any of the required safety markings, and could fail – leaving anyone who uses them at risk of STIs or pregnancy.
They said all contraception has to feature an expiry date and batch number, as well as a British Standards Kitemark and CE European Standards mark.
The Kasbah has since said the condoms, which had ‘not recommended for use’ written on them in small print, were safe and had been sourced from a reputable manufacturer.
Here's the thing about this story, you'd have to be an idiot to use free condoms. That's not to say all free condoms are defective, but it is to say that all free condoms are the absolute bottom of the barrel in terms of quality. I remember I got free condoms during freshman orientation and you know where they ended up? Getting thrown in the dumpster as I moved out of my college house senior year. Doesn't even matter if I ran out of Trojans at the most inconvenient of times. I would rather use plastic wrap and prayer than strapping on a free Durex as a form of protection. So yeah, probably not the best look that this night club is passing out thousands of rubbers that "aren't recommended for use" to a bunch of young, dumb drunks. However, if those young, dumb drunks had any respect for themselves or their (likely one time) partner they wouldn't be depending on the effectiveness of a complimentary contraceptive. There's already far too many negligent parents to say that a person who uses free condoms deserves an unwanted child, but a person that uses free condoms might just deserve a two week bout with clap. If only to teach them the valuable lesson that under no circumstances should free shit ever make contact with your genitals.