This poster combines cartoons and sex education. Originally created by the Commonwealth Department of Community Services and
Health in Australia, and designed in conjunction with AVERT, an international AIDS charity based in the United Kingdom, the
Condoman character was part of a broader prevention campaign that targeted younger Aboriginal audiences. In an effort to overcome
the cultural stigma against condom use, the Condoman proudly clutches a box of condoms and proclaims there is no reason to
be ashamed. The image correlates masculinity and responsible sexual behavior by challenging the appeal of promiscuity and
suggests that safe sex is not a reason to feel embarrassed or disgraced.
NOTE: Slide of original poster image is slightly blurry.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (1,030,787 Bytes)
Commonwealth Department of Community Services and Health. Aborginal Health Workers of Australia
Original Repository: The History of Medicine Division. Prints and Photographs Collection.
This image may also be accessed from the Images from the History of Medicine (IHM).