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    Aesthetically pleasing

    Would a nicely designed condom wrapper make you more inclined to buy it . . . or use it?

    Philadelphia is asking artists to submit condom wrapper designs for a campaign promoting safe sex. The winning design, chosen by online voters, will be featured on 500,000 free condoms to be distributed throughout the city.

     

    Meggan Kole has the full story on the city’s efforts to curb STDs, which are prevalent in the area. The rate of syphilis, for example, is 40 times higher than in the rest of the state.

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