The NYC Department of Health, which annually distributes millions of free condoms, used Valentine’s Day to announce the launch of a larger size.
The changes to the city-sponsored condoms came from direct feedback, she said. “In the past year, we have participated in over 600 community events, and we’ve reached more than 25,000 New Yorkers, and they’ve told us that they wanted to see an updated look, and also to have a larger-size branded condom as part of our repertoire,” Cutler said. The “KYNG” condom and the new wrapper will be available throughout the city this summer. The department said the NYC Condom program has been widely successful in promoting safer sex. The department emphasized that when used correctly and consistently, condoms are about 98 percent effective in preventing unwanted pregnancies, and offer effective protection against STDs.
The condoms are made and sold by Lifestyles under the same name.