Daryl Lindsey
December 12, 2016 3:18 pm

If you live in Texas and take a stroll around one particular public park, you may notice some ~interesting~ holiday decorations. That’s because health workers in Travis County, Texas hung condom ornaments from trees to raise awareness about safe sex.

Travis County, Texas saw a surge of HIV diagnoses in 2015. According to a report by KXAN, 288 people were diagnosed with HIV that year, which is the highest number the county has encountered in 10 years.

So workers with Austin’s Health and Human Services Department went to Walnut Creek Park to hang decorated bags containing condoms, lube, and information about HIV testing.

She says the ornaments were meant, first and foremost, to be conversation starters that promoted awareness about safe sex.

We applaud Johnson-Smothers and her team for getting creative when it comes to spreading such important messages.

Have a safe and sexy holiday season, y’all.