Health Promotion Office hosts annual Valentine's Day Condom Fair

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Lynn C O Garcia, (808) 956-3574
Peer Education Graduate Assistant, University Health Services Health Promotion
Posted: Feb 11, 2014

Educational activities will be enlivened with games and prizes at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Condom Fair 2014 on Friday, February 14, from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Campus Center Mall. The event is sponsored by the Health Promotion Office at University Health Services. Approximately 2,000 students are expected to attend this year’s fair. 

Condom Fair 2014 will feature educational activities such as the Condom Race and “Pin the Condom on Jack.” In conjunction, the UH Mānoa Women’s Center will be hosting a “One Billion Rising” event to raise awareness about violence against women through dancing.  Prizes and giveaways will include condom roses, condom lollipops, educational materials, candies, and other fun Valentine’s Day items.

This year, event participants are: Planned Parenthood, Bone Marrow Registry of Hawaii,  Public Health Hui, Life Foundation, Waikīkī Health Center, Blood Bank of Hawaiʻi, Relay for Life, Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center, UH Mānoa  Financial Literacy Program, UH Mānoa Women’s Center and UH Mānoa’s Counseling & Development Center.  KTUH will provide entertainment.

The purpose of the Condom Fair is to promote a healthier lifestyle through the appropriate and consistent use of condoms, healthy sexual decision-making, and good communication.  The Condom Fair is not meant to promote sexual activity; however for students who do choose to be sexually active, condoms are the safest way to protect against sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancies.  Condom Fair 2014 is designed to educate students about healthy relationships in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. 

For more information, please contact Lisa Kehl or Lynn Garcia at (808) 956-3574.