These celebrities know the importance of safe sex and can’t wait to share the message with their fans. Whether they’re fronting TV adverts, designing condoms or simply sharing their views, they’ve all done their bit to promote regular STD testing and safe sex.
Kelly Osbourne knows the importance of regular STD testing. As an ambassador for World Contraceptive Day, she stunned reporters by admitting that she has four STD tests a year. However, Kelly’s regular STD testing isn’t down to a reluctance to use contraception, Kelly admits that she always plays safe and gets tested for her own piece of mind. Surprisingly, Kelly’s grown-up approach to contraception could be down to her dad, Ozzy. The Dancing on Ice star admits that the first time she saw a condom was when she was seven years old and that was because they were always given out for free during her father’s concerts.
Lady Gaga has stated that she wants to make it cool for women to carry condoms. During an interview with a glossy magazine, she told how using a condom could save lives and that, in 2010, women shouldn’t still be worrying about guys not liking them for wanting to use contraception.
Lady Gaga knows how important condoms are, after a look at her unhealthy lifestyle prompted her to get STD testing in February. She told fans how her busy schedule often prevents her from having regular screenings and that, when she arrived back home in New York, she went straight to her gynaecologist for HIV and AIDS tests.
Madonna’s love live was recently used in a groundbreaking advert promoting AIDS awareness in Brazil.
The billboard starts with Madonna and reads “Madonna who shagged Guy Ritchie, who shagged Tania Strecker, who shagged Robbie Williams, who shagged Natalie Imbruglia….” and goes down through a massive list of celebrities, before finally ending back at Madonna again via Rufus Sewell. The advert shows just how many people you could be sleeping with by association if you don’t wear a condom. So if all the celebrities on this list had neglected to use a condom, and you have unprotected sex with Madonna then you’re also at risk of catching STDs from Vanilla Ice, Tupac, Paris Hilton and Mick Jagger. In case, this advert isn’t enough to warn you to wear a condom, Madonna has also recorded a safe sex message for MTV warning about the risk of AIDS.
Lil Wayne believes in the importance of safe sex and has even penned a song with the lyrics “Safe sex is great sex, so better wear a latex/’cause you don’t want that late text/that “I think I’m late” text/Heh-heh, so wrap it up”. In an interview with Playboy magazine, Lil Wayne shared his safe sex techniques, which sadly are a little too graphic to repeat. However, Wayne has done his part to promote safe sex and regular STD testing by appearing in an advert for Strapped Condoms. The advertisement shows Lil Wayne doing what he does best – getting arrested. Whilst Lil Wayne is being handcuffed to a police car, a selection of his belongings is spread on the hood including a packet of Strapped Condoms.
As a porn star, Jenna knows the importance of regular STD testing. However, the safe sex campaign Jenna is featured in is slightly different to the norm. Jenna posed nude alongside text that reads “Sometimes too Much Sex Can Be a Bad Thing”. But there’s no need to worry, Jenna isn’t promoting abstinence, she’s simply doing her bit to promote safe sex – for cats and dogs. “Until cats and dogs can go on the pill or wear condoms we need to help them promote safe sex”, says Jenna.