Insulting PSAs Take the 'Ed' Out of 'Sex Ed'

Ads from Sex Really organization are offensive, not helpful
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 2, 2010 1:11 PM CST

(Newser) – According to a new birth control PSA, the best reason to practice safe sex? “Guys are a@#$%^&.” Bloggers who saw the ad at this weekend’s third annual Sex:Tech conference? Not amused. The ad, which features stereotypical, caricatured guys drinking beer and talking about “titties” and threesomes, does “more than just offend anyone who is male or happens to respect or care for males." It "defeats the supposed purpose of the ad: sex education,” writes Tracy Clark-Flory on Salon.

Clark-Flory quotes Shelby Knox, who writes on Tumblr that the ad flies in the face of that purpose: “getting young people to unlearn gender stereotypes around sex.” Stereotypes like the ones the ad parades around, like “men are pigs with raging hormones that can only process sex on a Neanderthal level.” A scan of the organization’s YouTube channel yielded quite a few more bizarre PSAs—watch them all in the gallery.

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