The Great American Condom Campaign!
Stephen Sobhani is launching a global campaign to save the world, one sexual encounter at a time. In a time of social conservatism and the extremist religious right imposing their morals onto our bodies and health, I am grateful to see grassroots organizations like the Great American Condom Campaign take flight. (Speaking for myself, the HIV/AIDS cocktail is not on my "must-try cocktail" list...)
The GACC aims to reduce the spread of intimately spread infections via education, fundraising and supporting condom distribution. According to Stephen, the US “holds the odious distinction of maintaining the world’s highest rates of Sexually Transmitted Infections in the entire industrialized world.” (Talk about a buzz-kill!!)
Sobhani, originally from Santa Barabara, California, has called DC home for the last 8 years. Passionately committed to this cause, he jokes that he and his gang are “condom pushers.” Stephen expressed his amazement at so much controversy “around a piece of latex” and finds “peer-to-peer methods of education and distribution” the most effective.
Saturday, October 28, from 8:00 pm – 12:00 am, the GACC presents the black-tie optional Great American Masquerade Ball, marking the launch of the GACC website. The fully catered event will be held in a private mansion on Embassy Row (2507 Mass Ave.) and is expected to attract 200 guests. Additional attractions are live music, gift bags, a wine and champagne tasting lounge, two deliciously decadent specialty cocktails (recipes provided by The Liquid Muse) and an invitation to the after party at RNR Lounge. Tickets and details visit GACC.
(Safe) Sex On The Beach
1 oz vodka
1/2 oz peach schnapps
2 oz cranberry juice
2 oz grapefruit juice (guava or pineapple can be used)
Pour vodka, peach schnapps and juices into shaker, stir. Best served with a colored condom, sunscreen and beach towel...