Halloween and its many safety warnings may have come and gone, but there’s one Halloween message that has stuck with me this year: vampire lore is bullshit, so if you’re planning on having sex with a vampire, bring a condom. At least that’s the message Planned Parenthood conveyed through a press release they distributed on Halloween.
Much like the Center for Disease Control’s Zombie Task Force, which was used to spread awareness about the importance of having a disaster preparedness plan, Planned Parenthood has gotten creative with their PR efforts in order to encourage people to have safe sex, even if they’re having sex with a sensual immortal creature who claims he can’t get you pregnant or give you STDs. Kudos, Planned Parenthood marketing team. Here are some of the points I found particularly clever:
- Just because vampires are immortal doesn’t mean they can’t give you an STD. Can you imagine how many STDs a single vampire could have, especially if he/she is centuries old? Shudder.
- Because vampires have the ability to use “glamour” on you, make your intentions to have safe sex clear from the start.
- Edward got Bella pregnant. Think about it.