Man In Giant Penis Costume Shoots Glitter Around Norway To Raise STI Awareness

26/06/2015 14:22 | Updated 26 June 2015
  • Sophie Brown Social Media Writer at The Huffington Post UK

On Thursday, Public Health England released statistics showing a five per cent increase in STIs in London's 16 to 24 year olds.

Norway has a similar problem, but they're dealing with it in a different (and much better) way...

Because when the nation has an astonishingly high STI rate and the twenty-somethings won't respond to traditional public service announcements, what else is there to do but dress a man up as a giant penis and get him to shower unsuspecting people with glitter?

RFSU, a Norwegian sex education charity, have done exactly that. They hired student Philip van Eck to wear a huge phallus costume in a bid to raise awareness of STIs and get the young people of Norway to wear condoms.

19-year-old van Eck told told Tønsberg Blad: “I thought it was hilarious. If I can help others, just by being a dick, there is nothing better."

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According to RFSU, 23,000 Norwegians contract chlamydia every year, and are a lot less likely to wear condoms than their Nordic neighbours.

Although the 'Penis Can Surprise You' campaign is proving a hit with youngsters, it hasn't been well-received by the over 30s, who have labelled it "banal and idiotic".

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