Condom commercials spark controversy

Contraceptive commercials have transformed from standard advertising to subliminal messages.

Many condom commercials have gone beyond informing the public about practicing safe sex. Several of these advertisements are simply interested in displaying the pleasurable part of the product. For example, some Trojan commercials advertise condoms as so thin it “feels like nothing is there.”

Condoms are considered to be one of the best contraceptives.

There are rules within the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that spell out the regulations of airing certain content during between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. when children may be viewers.

However, condom commercials air multiple times during this time frame.

Some say everyone should be educated about safe sex. A new survey claims that more than 40 percent of young teens in the U.S. have lost their virginity by the age of 14, according to

With children losing their virginity at such early ages, condom advertising could be useful in preventing young pregnancy.

Others argue that showing these commercials could influence children to have sex at an early age.

Both arguments have an understandable point of view, but which is correct?