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Austin braces for Great Condom Windfall of 2017

Monday, February 13, 2017 by Nina Hernandez

In order to save wildlife, the Center for Biological Diversity is gifting 10 U.S. cities 4,000 condoms each for Valentine’s Day this year. Austin infamously topped a Men’s Health Magazine list of the most “sex-obsessed” cities in America and will therefore receive a share of the 40,000 complimentary condoms from the Arizona-based organization. The center hopes to call attention to how human population growth affects endangered species throughout the world with brightly colored condoms that contain factoids about things like habitat loss and polar bears. Austin lovebirds can find them at burlesque shows, breweries and other venues across town. The center’s Leigh Moyer said in a press release on Friday: “It’s important to bring population growth back into the environmental conversation. Endangered Species Condoms make starting that conversation easier, and they also make great Valentines.” Other lucky recipients include Dallas, Houston, Denver and Oklahoma City.

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