In the spirit of sharing links and encouraging sex education online, I want to show off Marvin and his Condom Friends — an animated short about proper condom use designed for middle schoolers. Marvin’s story is part of a larger sex ed curriculum It’s Your Game, Keep It Real that includes both in-class and computer-based lessons. He and the condom team are cute and seem to go over the basics on proper condom use. Except what happened to the important lesson of leaving room at the tip? This video gets it right, but isn’t as entertaining as talking condoms. And the follow-up interactive lesson provided by It’s Your Game does make a point of it, but IMO, can be overlooked.
I’d love to know what you think! Would you be happy to see Marvin at your middle school? What would you do if you saw a thirteen-year-old checking out these videos?