Condoman & Lubelicious head for Cairns
February 14 is not just Valentine’s Day, it’s also National Condom Day and up in Cairns they’re celebrating with our two favourite superheroes.
Condoman and new characters Lubelicious and a range of evil STIs will be bringing the sexual health message to our Indigenous communities up north.
Condoman has been around since 1987, but he’s teamed up with Lubelicious, a strong Indigenous woman, promoting the use of water based lubricants with condoms to prevent the transmission of STIs – so says Michael Scott, manager of the 2 Spirits program at Healthy Communities.
“The introduction of a female character, dressed in Torres Strait Islander colours, opens up the scope and reach of the Condoman message,” Scott says.
This is the first time Lubelicious and the STI characters have appeared in Cairns.
In addition to Lubelicious, a range of characters representing Sexually Transmitted Infections have also been developed. The new STI characters of HIV, Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, HPV, Hepatitis B and Herpes bring to life the importance of sexual health in Indigenous populations across Queensland. A new character – Stigmalien, has also been developed to represent the stigma attached to living with an STI, and the shame attached to seeking information about sexual health.
Guest speaker at the launch will be Simon Doyle-Adams, who will speak about STI prevalence in Cairns and neighbouring communities, and services available within the region. The launch will be supported by a live broadcast and radio interviews with Bumma Bippera Media FM 98.7.
See Condoman and Lubelicious from 10am on February 14, 2013 at the Cairns Sexual Health Service, 381 Sheridan Street, Cairns (opposite Tobruk Pool).