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40K endangered species condoms sent to 'Top 10 sexually satisfied cities,' including SLC

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Endangered species condoms images are free for media use courtesy of the Center for Biological DiversityArt by Shawn DiCriscioPackage design by Lori Lieber

Just in time for Valentine's Day.

To help promote safe sex and wildlife conservation -- 40,000 condoms featuring clever phrases next to endangered species are being sent to the "Top 10 U.S. Cities for Sexual Satisfaction."

You can see photos of all of the condoms in our gallery above, or by clicking here.

Believe it or not, Salt Lake City comes in fifth on the list of cities deemed by Men's Health to be the top-rated in the nation for sexual satisfaction.

This time, Utah Governor Gary Herbert does not have the power to stop it.

Earlier this year, Herbert ordered Utah's health department to stop distributing condoms which featured humorous slogans related to Utah.

MOST SEXUALLY SATISFIED CITIES IN THE U.S.

  1. Indianapolis, IN
  2. Columbus, OH
  3. Fort Wayne, IN
  4. Cincinnati, OH
  5. Salt Lake City, UT
  6. San Antonio, TX
  7. Denver, CO
  8. Austin, TX
  9. Boise City, ID
  10. Chicago, IL

So what does safe sex have to do with environmental concerns? The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), which is distributing the condoms, says it wants couples to consider how human population growth is a threat to wildlife and the planet. Condoms, obviously, are one way to do that.

The CBD came up with clever slogans to help lovers remember endangered animals. Some of those slogans read:

  • Wrap with care... save the polar bear
  • Before it gets any hotter... remember the sea otter
  • Can't refrain? Remember the whooping crane
  • For the sake of the horned lizard, slow down, love wizard
  • When you’re feeling tender... think about the hellbender
  • Fumbling in the dark? Think of the monarch

Sarah Baillie, Endangered Species Condoms coordinator at the CBD says:

You can bet a lot of couples in these cities will get lucky this Valentine's Day. But the more people we crowd onto the planet, the less room there is for animals and plants. We’re in the midst of a heartbreaking wildlife extinction crisis, and safe sex is one important way to turn things around. Population pressure, and the habitat loss that comes with it, is a key driver in this crisis. It's important to bring family planning into the environmental conversation. Endangered Species Condoms make starting that conversation easier, and they’re a more interesting Valentine than the standard flowers and chocolate.

According to the CBD, in the past 50 years, the human population has more than doubled while wildlife populations have been cut in half. Currently, there are 330 million people in the United States alone, the third-most populous country -- behind China and India.

The United Nations predicts the earth's population will hit 9.8 billion by 2050, and top 11 billion by 2100.

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