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Florida Democrat Has Face Printed on Condoms Ahead of Orlando Pride Event: ‘You’re Protected with Rep. Eskamani’

A Florida Democrat has put her face on condoms and revealed she plans handy them out at a pleasure occasion in Orlando this weekend.

Florida State Rep. Anna Eskamani unveiled the design of her personalised prophylactics in a tweet Monday night, jokingly including that she was open to dialogue about her face being placed on extra objects.

Eskamani-brand condoms will are available an outer wrapper that includes her face imposed on a rainbow background with a textual content overlay saying: “You’re protected with Rep. Eskamani!”

The inside wrappers are coated in speech bubbles merely studying: “Say it with a condom.” Eskamani mentioned she and her group could be freely giving the condoms on the Orlando Come Out with Pride occasion being held at Lake Eola Park this weekend.

“I mean, who doesn’t want a free condom with my face on it?” she tweeted.

We’re prepping for Orlando Pride this weekend, and could have some thrilling swag to present away!

I imply, who doesn’t need a free condom with my face on it? 😜🔨 #OrlandoPride #SexEd #Condoms pic.twitter.com/jAYm3zUrxB

— Rep. Anna V. Eskamani 🔨 (@AnnaForFlorida) October 7, 2019

Responding to a Floridian Press article asking whether or not she would “now start putting her face on dildos and lube bottles,” Eskamani added: “Just a reminder that condoms are not the same as dildos or lubricant BUT if there is a demand for my face to be on more things I’m open to having that dialogue.”

The former native Planned Parenthood director informed Orlando Weekly that the customized condoms had been supposed to be a “fun way to talk about courageous discussions” round sexuality and well being.

“With very high HIV transmission rates, it means we need to address this crisis head on, and talk about complex sexual health education topics, like easy access to the tools needed to make healthy decisions,” Eskamani mentioned in her interview with the native information outlet.

She additionally informed Orlando Weekly that she could not consider a “better tool than free condoms” to start out these conversations, stressing that her stunt was “not for voting” however Pride and public well being.

The State House Representative of District 47 claimed she paid for all 250 condoms together with her personal cash as an alternative of tax {dollars}.

Eskamani gained nationwide consideration final yr when she grew to become the primary Iranian-American to be elected to the Florida House of Representatives after showing on the cover of Time magazine months earlier.

Her push to lift native consciousness round sexual well being with free condoms got here because the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention yesterday revealed instances of gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis reached file highs in America final yr.

Its newest annual Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance report discovered there have been 1.eight million instances of Chlamydia alone—marking a 19 % improve since 2014—whereas new child deaths ensuing from syphilis went up from 77 in 2017 to 94 in 2018.

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