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Friday marked not only Valentine’s Day, but also National Condom Awareness Day – and the city marked the occasion by unveiling a new extra-large size condom with NYC branding.
The extra-large condom, manufactured by LifeStyles and branded with the NYC Condom logo, has been dubbed the “KYNG” condom, according to the city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
“We have always distributed larger-size condoms through the New York City Department of Health,” said department Assistant Commissioner Dr. Blayne Cutler. “But because many New Yorkers were asking us to have a branded larger-size condom, we decided to bring the larger-size condom into the NYC Condom brand.”
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The department has also issued a new look for the packaging for city-sponsored condoms.
“Our standard LifeStyles condom – the NYC Condom – will have a bright blue wrapper, and it will more prominently feature the LifeStyles brand name, because we wanted to emphasize to New Yorkers that these are the same high-quality LifeStyles condoms that are available in stores,” Cutler told 1010 WINS.
The changes to the city-sponsored condoms came from direct feedback, she said.