Rapper Lil Dicky is the new face of Trojan condoms and safe sex, featuring in a hilarious new ad by the renowned condom brand.
The $ave Dat Money artist explains that as a rapper he is very much in the perfect position to be an advocate for safe-sex, since he has, “sexual opportunities thrown at his feet regularly at this point.” And even though he acknowledges that for most guys in a similar position that would be awesome, he instead finds sexual encounters “stressful” because of their many possible consequences.
To demonstrate the point, he recounts a story featuring his friend, Jordan, who recently had sex with a girl in a club bathroom without using a condom. Lil Dicky lists off a number of reasons why this is a terrible idea, citing that “one in five people have herpes,” as well as pointing out that Jordan isn’t making anywhere near enough money to support a child, and hammering the point home by asking his friend, “How does it feel to go to work tomorrow with HIV?”
Although the video is designed to be funny and light-hearted, it nonetheless raises some important issues about the importance of practising safe sex and using condoms. Dicky even suggests that by using a condom you’ll probably enjoy sex more since it’ll give you the peace of mind you need to stop yourself from freaking out halfway through and thinking about the horrible STDs you might be contracting.
“The way I interpret ‘pleasure of protection’ is peace of mind. If I was in the middle of sex with no condom, I couldn’t enjoy it. All I would be thinking about is what massive, life-hurdling disease am I contracting right now? Not, ‘Oh my god, this vagina is so wet and slick.”