What Mario Isn’t Telling You…
Do you remember the Friends episode where Joey Tribbiani poses for a health poster, but later finds out he’s become the V.D. poster boy?
VD, you never know you might have it.
Well, Japan’s largest adult video (AV) studio, Soft On Demand (SOD) (yeah, I know, the studio name is a story unto itself – I mean, if you are a porn subscriber then the name of the studio isn’t very inspiring), has been running their own campaign against sexually transmitted disease called “STOP! STD”.
The “STOP! STD” campaign is to bring attention to the rise of STDs in Japan and to increase the use of condoms. It features JAV stars like Nana Natsume, Saori Hara and Sasa Handa on large billboards sub-titled “STOP! STD”.
Some images from the campaign are below, but I really wonder what the actual message is supposed to be. Is it:
- An appeal from the porn star to protect her from contracting an STD
- The porn star has an STD but she is making an appeal for you to save yourself!
- A general public awareness message that assumes that porn stars are the most qualified to deliver
For the conspiracists out there, do you think that because the “STOP! STD” sub-title is in English and “STD” is not common Japanese vernacular, it is a message for dirty gaijin’s to stop embellishing in perverted sexual practices?
Nana Natsume 「夏目ナナ」
Saori Hara 「原紗央莉」
Sasa Handa 「範田紗々」
Image source: I Rub Your Brog
Soft On Demand: Does the logo imply “Soft-on On-demand” or “Soft-porn On-demand”? If I was in the market for their product, based purely on their name, I would be wondering.
For more safe sex education campaigning in Asia check out Taiwan’s safe sex education poster.