So, it’s fine if the general public is persistently pounded by the suggestive marketing of products that boost male ability to impregnate females, but it’s not OK to humorously market products that will help men and women to reduce the risks of venereal disease and unintended pregnancy. Until contraceptives are promoted with the same vigorous intensity that erectile dysfunction remedies are advertised, the governor’s decision to prohibit the distribution of cleverly packaged condoms appears to be duplicitous, sexist, and a waste of taxpayer money. This decision demonstrates a profound lack of concern and respect for youth who are also being denied appropriate education about human sexuality and reproduction. It also bolsters Utah’s reputation as a regressive theocracy with climbing rates of sexually transmitted infections.

Beverly Hurwitz, Park City