Condom Cell Phone Charms Become Popular Trend Among Chinese Teens

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Chinese teens are grabbing hold of a new cell phone charm trend: condoms. Forget about cute little dangling jewels or tiny figurines -- these teens are going for a much, um, sexier accessory for their phones.

According to the NY Daily News, the individually wrapped "charms" have become all the rage for the students of Nanning, China, who say the condoms are a "fresh" look and, most importantly, are ideal for emergency use.
Naturally, the conservative older generation of the region are shocked by the unabashed sexual expression, but others think the trend is a chance to enlighten teens.

"Parents and teachers can also take this opportunity to strengthen sex education, to preach correct and scientific sex knowledge, let kids know the correct use of condoms and how to better protect themselves during puberty," said Su Chang, a senior psychologist at Nanning City Next Generation of Educational Research.

However, the condoms charms these teens are using may not be so safe after all. Some health experts say that the condoms may not be effective because the packages have a hole in them in order to attach to a cell phone, and are printed with cartoonish characters without expiration dates.

What do you think of this new trend? Do you think it promotes safe sex? Would you rock a condom charm on your phone? %Poll-57976%

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