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JLS release condom range - September 10th 2010, 06:18 PM



http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz...nge-Durex.html

What do you think?
It is called Just Love Safe.

I have seen a few people complaining as their fans are all around the 10-14 age range and they think this is the wrong band to use for the campaign aged at older teens. They already have an arguement for this though...

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And while some may argue that launching a condom range when they have so many young fans could be seen as irresponsible, the boys argue otherwise.
Oritsé said: 'For us we're in positions of power and we can influence a generation of young people and therefore we are trying to use our position in the right way. We recognise we have a responsibility.'
It is hoped that JLS's involvement with Durex will help convince young adults to take note of the safe sex message, as figures show that the UK has one of the highest rates of sexually transmitted infections and teenage pregnancies in Europe.
I personally would be so turned off by one of their faces looking at me when I picked up the box...

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Re: JLS release condom range - September 10th 2010, 06:37 PM

It's one of those things which could either be very successful or backfire spectacularly - as has been suggested, their fanbase may not be the ones who most need the message about safe sex and it may have the effect of encouraging those within the 10-14 age group to be more sexual and potentially take more risks. At the same time, I think it's quite good of them to want to use their profile to make people take more responsibility and be more aware of the risks when it comes to sex.

Having said that, I would agree that having a popstar staring at you from the front of a box of condoms might kill the mood somewhat...


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Re: JLS release condom range - September 10th 2010, 06:48 PM

I heard about this a while ago :| I don't like the idea, at all :| I suppose if young people are having sex then it's better to use protection :/

The idea of JLS on a box actually turns me off the idea of sex though


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Re: JLS release condom range - September 10th 2010, 07:08 PM

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The idea of JLS on a box actually turns me off the idea of sex though
The one on the red box looks creepy and judgemental...
   
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Re: JLS release condom range - September 10th 2010, 07:49 PM

I think it's great that a young band is promoting safe sex.
We all know kids are having sex young these days, maybe if one of their favorite groups is promoting to do it safe, they'll actually listen and not so many will end up pregnant.


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Re: JLS release condom range - September 10th 2010, 08:06 PM

It just seems comical to me... especially how they're called 'Just Love Safe'. I can just imagine some pre-teens going into a shop with their parents, absolutely clueless and waving a box of condoms in the air.

I honestly don't see how having a popstar's face on the packet of a condom is going to make people want to actually use condoms, especially guys. I'd actually be embarrassed to buy a box with JLS on it.
   
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Re: JLS release condom range - September 10th 2010, 08:16 PM

To me, they're just trying to promote their band. Business as usual.
   
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Re: JLS release condom range - September 10th 2010, 08:27 PM

I wouldn't buy those condoms for the following reasons, I don't know who those people are and they have a serious face like probably the face my parent would make if they found out I was having sex. It's just something in their face that would make me feel guiltier, maybe it's just me lol.


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Re: JLS release condom range - September 10th 2010, 08:48 PM

i think the boxes are creepy looking lol And kids are going to have sex no matter what the condom box says ( well unless it says sex makes you parts fall off :P )
   
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Re: JLS release condom range - September 10th 2010, 08:58 PM

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The one on the red box looks creepy and judgemental...
The one on the blue box bullied my cousin's friend - they went to the same school in Peterborough xD

I don't think it'll work, the majoraty of their fan-base is too young. If they appealed mainly to 14-18year olds, it'd probably be more succesful


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Re: JLS release condom range - September 10th 2010, 09:06 PM

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I wouldn't buy those condoms for the following reasons, I don't know who those people are and they have a serious face like probably the face my parent would make if they found out I was having sex. It's just something in their face that would make me feel guiltier, maybe it's just me lol.
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Re: JLS release condom range - September 10th 2010, 09:15 PM

It's good that they're promoting safe sex, but to me it seems like they're only doing it for the money/fame/because their agent told them to. And they're so ugly I wouldn't buy anything with their faces on.




   
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Re: JLS release condom range - September 10th 2010, 09:53 PM

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i think the boxes are creepy looking lol And kids are going to have sex no matter what the condom box says ( well unless it says sex makes you parts fall off :P )
The condom box isn't saying not to have sex. If anything it is saying the opposite considering it is a box of condoms.
They aren't promoting abstinence they are trying to get people to have safe sex.
   
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Re: JLS release condom range - September 10th 2010, 10:01 PM

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The idea of JLS on a box actually turns me off the idea of sex though
The one on the red box looks creepy and judgemental...
Is it just me, or are they unappealing fellows? I wouldn't want to see that in my bedroom, watching me as I do dirty things.

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I surely hope so. Though, don't know how looking creepy on a box of rubbers is a promotional tool.

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It's good that they're promoting safe sex, but to me it seems like they're only doing it for the money/fame/because their agent told them to. And they're so ugly I wouldn't buy anything with their faces on.
AHAHAHAHA!! Agreed, I would not want to have their faces in my room! But of course, promotional deal with condoms = $. I've never heard of this band, so they may even be TRYING to stir up a bit of controversy to get their name spread out further?


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Re: JLS release condom range - September 10th 2010, 10:17 PM

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AHAHAHAHA!! Agreed, I would not want to have their faces in my room! But of course, promotional deal with condoms = $. I've never heard of this band, so they may even be TRYING to stir up a bit of controversy to get their name spread out further?
They are a UK band and were runners up on X factor. I don't think they are any good, proper cheesy pop. If you search them you will see what I mean.
   
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Re: JLS release condom range - September 11th 2010, 04:11 AM

Uhh, listening, and WTF? Oh, and did anybody tell them the WO in WOMEN does not spell "Whoa, MEN"? They're wearing shirts that are painfully obviously meant for women, like, swoop necks to show cleavage, for example.


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Re: JLS release condom range - September 11th 2010, 10:43 PM

I am going to climb on the other boat (it's awfully nice over here; they've got a snack bar and everything) and say that I think it's good. Kids aren't going to go "Hey, look! My favorite band is on this condom box. I should go have sex!" If anyone seriously believes that, they probably believe that children also know less than adults because they're stupid.

If kids are having sex, it's because they want to. A face on a box of condoms isn't going to sway them from good Christian to raging sex fiend. If anything can do that, it's far more likely going to be peers and television. Not rubbers.



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Re: JLS release condom range - September 12th 2010, 03:20 PM

It could be a good idea. Getting any sort of "safe sex" idea into younger children's heads could be a positive thing. I can't see it as working negatively. Those kids will have sex eventually and if the idea has been reinforced in their minds it could influence their decisions.

I agree with previous posters that the different faces on the box is creepy. However, I am one of the type of people who would just buy a condom brand based on merits rather than how it is packaged.



   
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Re: JLS release condom range - September 12th 2010, 03:33 PM

I heard about it a while ago and to me it just seems creepy. I wouldn't want anyones face on a condom box. And like that was mentioned above (somewhere), I think JLS is more aimed at younger people aged 10-16. And it's not right for them to be having sex to need condoms.

I think it's just another thing that glorifies sex for youngsters.



   
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Re: JLS release condom range - September 12th 2010, 05:13 PM

i'm struggling to work out who would actually buy these. i don't know any guy that would.. and most girls (of age to be buying condoms) would find this incredibly cringey, surely?


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Re: JLS release condom range - September 13th 2010, 05:51 AM

I don't see how this could be negative. They are trying to promote safe sex. They are not saying, 'go out and have sex', they are saying 'if you have sex, be safe.' I wouldn't buy the condoms, I don't know anyone who would. But they can try to sell it if they want to.


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Re: JLS release condom range - September 13th 2010, 09:26 AM

I think it's a stupid idea just because it's them D=
   
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Re: JLS release condom range - September 13th 2010, 01:56 PM

I don't really want any Mr. T look-alikes staring at me when I want to have sex.
   
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Re: JLS release condom range - September 14th 2010, 12:54 AM

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Re: JLS release condom range - September 15th 2010, 07:59 PM

I don't think that it's going to persuade anyone to have sex just because it's got JLS on the front...
Although surely no one in their right mind will actually buy these... cringe. They'll stop making them once they realise they are far too cringey to buy...
   
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Re: JLS release condom range - September 19th 2010, 01:09 AM

i actually dont think it will encourage kids to have sex but i do think that if they are already sexually active it could make them buy condoms if there favourite band member is on them so i think it is a positive thing
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