About to have unprotected sex to ring in the new year? Think about the critically endangered Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle! Or the Florida panther, or the Lange’s metalmark butterfly, or any of hundreds of other endangered species. And then call the Hump Smarter Hotline.
The hotline, part of the Center for Biological Diversity’s 7 Billion and Counting Project, aims to persuade randy revelers to practice safe sex and avoid unwanted pregnancies.
Aw, you know you want to call it now, even if just out of curiosity. The number: (800) 628-2399.
Sound unsexy? Not necessarily. The message here is that New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest nights of the year for pregnancies, both intended and not, and that if that hottie you’ve been dancing with all night long really wants to get busy, use protection.
In the last year, the 7 Billion and Counting campaign distributed 100,000 “endangered species condoms,” which were created for the campaign and feature pictures of various endangered species such as the jaguar and little rhymes such as “Wear a jimmy hat / save a big cat.”