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Knitting for Safe Sex

by barbara waters

Yes, I said the word . . . or rather, I typed the word . . . SEX - and added Safety to it - and added Knitting to it, too. What do these all have in common?

Read the story at A Little Red Hen.

You see, I have grandchildren who are getting to THAT age (gasp!). You know the age to which I’m referring . . . the age of dating (again with the GASP!) and seeking their mates - finding their own way in the world. I want them to be S.A.F.E.! So, I was excited - well, that might not be the right word - but, still I was excited to find a page with something I could knit for the Girl to carry with her - AND - for the Boy’s (future . . . please let it be future) girlfriend to carry with HER when they do go out.

It’s a simply knit “Condom amulet” to be worn - holding one or a few condoms. There are a few patterns . . . Corn Silk Condom Amulet, Ball Band Cotton Condom Keychain Amulet, bra and breast pouch amulets, and some others.

But as you read the information on the above site . . . you’ll see that it is not just the young folk who are at risk for HIV and other diseases. Women in their later years - who’ve been out of the dating scene for awhile - don’t often think of using condoms for safety. After all, condoms are for helping guard against pregnancy, right?

Right . . . AND, they help prevent HIV, Aids, and other diseases. Read HIV Wisdom for Older Women and learn why it’s important.

After you know the importance, why not make a fashion statement? Knit up several of these amulets and then fill them to wear on those important dates. In this day and age, YOU need to be pro-active in protecting yourself.

The Boy? The Girl? Nana is going to be making some of these - you take care! Love ya!

4 Responses to “Knitting for Safe Sex”

  1. Lessa Says:


    These are awesome. As are the boobies previously. Though my MOM talking about it? hm…


  2. Parenting Teens » Oh dear. IT happened. Says:

    [...] think I miss the irony of having written this post just 24 hours beforehand - or that Nana wrote this one yesterday, [...]

  3. naomi dagen bloom Says:

    thanks so much for promoting Condom Amulets by joining the effort! we have a Ravelry group too, Knit and Crochet a Condom Amulet, are gearing up for a back-to-school Safe Sex effort. ‘cmon over and visit.

    have had a good time reading your blog, discovering another grandmother with social conscience. yours, naomi

  4. Knitting Passion » Blog Archive » Condom Amulets Says:

    [...] Amulets by barbara waters A few days ago I wrote about Knitting and Safe Sex and the knitted and crochet condom amulet project mentioned at A Little Red [...]

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