BEDFORD STUYVESANT — This Valentine's Day you can show your honey you care by getting them a free place to hide their condoms.
If you call 311 now, you can find a nearby place to get the city's new #playsafe kit - a tiny black compact where you can stash condoms, medication and a tiny refillable bottle for the lubricant of your choice.
By this weekend find out where to get a #playsafe kit by using the city's condom app.
"It's a little piece of swag that tells a whole story," said Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, the assistant commissioner of the Department of Health's bureau of HIV/AIDS prevention and control said, who said a patient of his inspired the kit.
Daskalakis's former patient had re-purposed a small, headphone carrying case headphones into a place he put condoms, lube and his HIV medication, he said.
In December, the Health Department gave out the first #playsafe kits at a house and tiki ball — a dance off and party that feature mostly LGBTQ men of color — thrown on World Aids Day.
The #playsafe kit is another piece a new "sex positive" ad campaign targeting transgender New Yorkers and other at risk populations, encouraging them to use protection and PrEP, pre-exposure prophylaxis, to decrease chance of catching HIV.