Daily Mail- Charlie Sheen is endorsing a new condom he claims will protect people from STIs without reducing sexual pleasure. The 50-year-old actor announced last November he had been battling HIV for years and admitted he caught the virus as a result of ‘irresponsible’ sexual behavior. Speaking in an interview shortly afterwards, he admitted he ‘should have been more responsible and more concerned for myself’ in the years of wild sex and hard partying when he contracted the virus. Now, he has become the face of a product touted as the ‘first major innovation in condoms for 70 years’. The LELO HEX was created in order to address the most common complaints people have with condoms today – that they reduce pleasure, slip frequently and break too easily.
Hmmmmmmm okay. I don’t wanna sound insensitive to Charlie Sheen and his HIV diagnosis here but there is No. Fucking. Way. I’d buy a condom where Charlie Sheen is the face of it. It just doesn’t seem like a good idea. It’s hard to take advice on not getting sexually transmitted diseases from a guy who has one. It’d be like buying a bullet proof vest from a company that has 50 Cent as it’s spokesperson. Or entering a weight loss program headed up by Rob Karadashian. Or taking business advice from Bernie Madoff. It doesn’t add up. Reputation has to mean something in the marketing of a company. I want the celebrity face of the condom brand I buy to not have any sexually transmitted diseases of any kind. That doesn’t seem like too much to ask. I guess I kinda understand the logic of them being like, “Hey I got an STI, now let’s make sure you don’t get one” but it still feels a tad off.
PS- Who uses condoms anymore anyway? Have you felt what sex feels like without a condom? It’s AWESOME. Not to brag or anything.