L.A. gets its own official condom

L.A. gets its own official condom

POSTED: Friday, June 29, 2012 - 10:00am

UPDATED: Friday, June 29, 2012 - 10:04am

Ladies and gentleman, you can now practice safe sex in style.

Los Angeles County health officials unwrapped the winning design for the county's official condom on Thursday.

The top condom features a black bow tie with the slogan, "Suit Up."

Contestants submitted over 500 entries in the "L.A.'s Next Sex Symbol" competition, which was launched in May.

A panel of celebrity judges, including blogger Perez Hilton, then sifted through the Hollywood-themed designs before the public got to choose the winners.

The top 10 wrappers will be appear on one million condoms which will be distributed free of charge across the county later this year.

The designer of the winning wrapper will receive a flat screen TV and $750 in gift cards.

Louisiana ranks at the top in new cases of HIV/AIDS cases in the nation. Do you think a campaign such as this could help here to reduce the growing problem? Tell us your thoughts on the NBC33 Facebook page.

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