Aids. Safe Sex. Self Satisfaction.

At the immigration office in Botswana in Kasane on the Chobe River I noticed a large poster posted above the water cooler when I first passed through on my way to the houseboat. But it wasn’t until I came back into Botswana did I take notice and let the message sink in.

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I’ve seen condoms handed out free, aids pins on masses of people, t-shirts touting aids awareness and health brochures about the risk of aids. But this is the first time I’ve seen Masturbation used as a method of aids prevention. I’m not sure what the missionaries might have thought of this tactic, but I must appraud the boldness and adventurous management for Botswana’s Yoho (Youth Health Organization) aids awareness and prevention program. Bravo. But still very funny.

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