PETA Website Promotes ‘Vegan Condoms' to Teens
(CNSNews.com) – A website maintained by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), which the group says is "for people from 13 to 21 years old" features an article entitled “Practice Safe Sex with Vegan Condoms.”
The article, written by an author who is only identified as “Christine,” is found on the “lifestyles” and then “relationships” tabs of the recently redesigned Peta2.com website. The website, launched a decade ago, is part of a PETA campaign to recruit youth to “expand its animal rights family,” the “About Us” portion of the web site states.
Peta2 is described as the “largest youth animal rights group in the world.” The condom article is addressed to “Street Teamers,” the name given to youth who join the group.
“Attention mature Street Teamers: I like to pretend that the Street Teamers I help organize protests and get dissection policies at their school are too focused on helping animals, and far too innocent to even think about having sex,” the blog states. “But just in case that’s not right, (please don’t burst my bubble!) here’s some info you might be interested in: Many condoms aren’t vegan.
“Some latex condoms contain casein, which is a product made from curdled milk,” the blog states. “It’s true—and it’s a bit gross (I don’t think further explanation is needed here).
“You’re all responsible and compassionate—why not combine those qualities to help animals by scooping up some vegan condoms next time you stock up? After all, it’s super creepy to think that animals were harmed for … you know—your lovemaking (bow chicka wow wow).”
The article also includes tips on where to get vegan condoms (health food stores), recommends the “Glyde” brand, and provides a link to the products web site, telling teens they can buy the condoms online.
“Stay safe guys (and ladies!),” the blog concludes.
A disclaimer is included at the end of the blog:
“Disclaimer: Remember that being sexually active comes with real responsibility, and you should take all measures necessary to protect yourself from sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancy. If you don’t have certified vegan condoms, sex with any condom is better than having sex with no condom.”