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Nutter unveils a new free safe-sex sheath aimed at teens

With new HIV cases among city teens and young adults up 40 percent, public health officials are amping up the conversation about safe sex. Last week, Mayor Michael Nutter and Philly’s Department of Public Health unveiled the “Freedom Condom” designed by Michael Bodenberger.

After being selected online through a wrapper design contest as part of a new outreach campaign, the new design was revealed with hopes of appealing to young people. The big reveal also coincides with a social media campaign with links on Facebook and a GPS-enabled app that lets folks find the nearest free condom distribution sites.

And did we say they’re free? Because they are. All you have to do is go online to order free condoms by mail or just stop by a local site – there are 100 of them – to pick up your free prophylactics.

Play it safe, Philly.