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Japan’s Ministry of Health Distributes Free Sailor Moon Condoms

Japan’s Ministry of Health Distributes Free Sailor Moon CondomsIn the name of the moon, I will… protect you from STIs!

That’s right: Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare is partnering with Sailor Moon creator Naoko Takeuchi to make Sailor Moon-themed condoms. The ministry will distribute the condoms for free at STI prevention events throughout Japan in October.

The design of the condom package features a heart shape and a picture of Sailor Moon with the text “prevention of STI.”

The events will take place on October 5 in Fukuoka and October 14 in Hiroshima.

This isn’t actually the first time Sailor Moon has been used to increase public awareness of reproductive health. A few years ago, the same ministry ran a Sailor Moon-themed campaign to teach the public more about chlamydia, HIV, and syphilis.

Source: Otakomu

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.