make it a must in all hotel rooms, lodges, dharmshalas, hostels instead and everywhere else they have night duties
In Sunday Times of India today Pallavi Srivastava writes : Condoms@Call Centres – Why single them out?
She lists two reasons given by the people who want condom machines at call-centres:1) night duties 2) lot of young people working together(!!) 3) assumption here is young immature people with money have a lot more sex.
I think putting condom machines and free distribution would be great- but WHY only CALL CENTRES?
If HIV-AIDS is an issue, then consider : 1) NOT just sex that causes it 2) gay men (MSM) are more likely to get/spread the virus as they switch partners oftener than most others ( so consider ALL places where men hang around together for a long time) 3) just the incidence of young people doesn’t necessarily cause gay abandon.4) you can even get it in an arranged marriage, where the guy has slept with a carrier earlier or if either of them switch partners.
Then the other point – do people have sex only at night?
If HIV through MSM during night time activity is an issue, then consider people have night duties @ : BPO, KPO, Airlines, Hotels, Lodges, Dharmshalas, all night Bus Service Stations, Fire Stations, Drilling Sites, Ad Labs, Hi-End Research Centres, Editing studios, News Paper offices (a lot of young people hang around here round the clock), Support Services, Multinational Corporate Offices, Banks, any set up with a 24/7 service.
The third part: where do people have sex oftener?
1) hotels/lodges 2) dharmashalas which act as trveller’s lodge 3) boys hostels 4) men’s hostels 5) railway rest rooms 6) guest houses etc.
If people forget, in their hurry, they could still run across the corridor and get it, even if they are only wearing a towel. In all hotel rooms let them have a packet of Condom for Men and Preventives for Women as well. So you have prevented unwanted pregnancy and birth of an HIV infected child as well.
Let them have Condom Machines and Free Distribution in ALL possible places. If they are honestly trying to help and not targetting any particular industry.
In India, where babies rain, it would help in the other way too…it definitely is a GOOD IDEA. 🙂