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CWU's Condom Fashion Show Might Seem Silly, But It's Actually Really Important

Paris' Men's Fashion Week is just wrapping up . . . Rick Owens may have sent his models down the runway without any pants on, but students at Central Washington University are taking pantless-ness in fashion one step further by creating entire outfits out of condoms. Teams will be given 600 condoms to create clothing items to be showcased in a fashion show for their Sexual Health Week, reports Seattle Pi. From a fashion point of view, it definitely has the potential to be exciting: Seeing designers make garments from non-traditional materials is basically the whole premise of Project Runway, after all. Other fashion design competitions, like this one in China, have showcased some gorgeous, creative designs worthy of any runway as well.

From a sexual health perspective, the move might appear frivolous and pointless—or even like a waste of condoms! If you’ve ever bought a box of Trojans at the drug store, you’re racking up the Proenza Schouler you could buy with what 600 condoms cost. But as a sometimes sexual health educator, I think that things like this are actually super important.

Read more of this story in Bustle.

Story by Jodie Layne