Our View: We don’t condone these condoms

DKS editors

Remember the quick and expensive transition in high school when the purse your mom bought you at Kohl’s was replaced by a splurge on purses from Coach, Dooney & Bourke and Louis Vuitton?

It’s arguable that the black leather department store bag was as good as, if not better than, the bag with the label and the hefty price

tag. Fast forward to our college years, where along with paying for purses we’re paying to not get pregnant, and Georgia Republic architect Irakli Kiziria crafted something to appeal to your inner trend-loving self: a Louis Vuitton condom.

In traditional brown packaging, the condoms also have raised LVs in the rubber. Six packs of 12 regular-sized condoms retails for $68, but they aren’t actually endorsed by the legendary design team.

“In fact, Kiziria has no affiliation with the Louis Vuitton company and drafted the condoms in collaboration with Design Provocation as a design-project, according to the website,” according to the Huffington Post. “The team hoped to launch the product on World AIDS Day and donate the proceeds to AmfAR, The Foundation For AIDS Research.”

While we can appreciate the philanthropic nature of Kiziria, we’re concerned about the lawsuits waiting to happen. If Louis Vuitton

didn’t sanction the production, this could cost the architect more money than the condoms raise for charity.

It is good that there are people out there gearing condoms toward the demographic that needs them—but tends to not use them—however, in this case, there’s no guarantee that purchasing the luxury rubber will actually benefit AIDS research.

Remember Kent State, practice safe and protected sex, but don’t be stupid with your spending.

The above editorial is the consensus opinion of the Daily Kent Stater editorial board.