Thursday, May 08, 2008

A rose by any other name

When you visit sex education sites, do you expect to get that "warm-fuzzy" feeling? Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette wants teenagers to feel just that, so they've started a new campaign: Take Care Down There. With skits & songs ranging from I didn't spew ("you can get a sexually transmitted infection ... even if you don't spew!") to Threesome ("you two have been makin' some intercourse, haven't you?") to the Down There Song, Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette hopes to warmly welcome teenagers to their website to learn about sexual education. The Down There Song even surprised me - there were names for sexual organs that I had never heard of.

While I was entertained by the videos, I was plagued with the question; "will teens think this is too cheesy?" and "Is this as ridiculous as it seems to me?" and we want to know what you think about the site! Take a look at the videos, listen to the song, and let us know what you think? Beware though, the song is catchy and you may find yourself humming the tune all day long! Very few other bloggers have written about this new campaign, so we want to know what YOU think! Is this site TOO immature for teens? Share your honest opinion with us - we really want to know!

Another Planned Parenthood entry by the Virtual Mystery Tour can be found here.


Max said...

It is cheesy, but isn't that the idea? It's lovably cheesy. Which is about the only way that you're going to pull something like this off. I think it's definitely a good direction to head in.

Karen Rayne, Ph.D. said...
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Karen Rayne, Ph.D. said...

I agree with Max - I think it's a nice, easy-going portal into Planned Parenthood's extensive Teenwire site. Here's my blog post about the campaign.