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How “Mr. Condom” Made Thailand A Better Place (VIDEO)

October 16, 2014 by Justin Lehmiller

In this TEDx talk, Mechai Viravaidya talks about his work promoting condoms in Thailand from the 1970s until today. Viravaidya’s efforts have been so successful that he has been dubbed “Mr. Condom” (hence the title for this video), and some people in Thailand even refer to condoms by his first name (i.e., they call them “mechais”). Check out the video below to learn more about Viravaidya and his work. I think you’ll find it to be absolutely fascinating because Viravaidya reveals that power of what can be accomplished when everyone gets involved in promoting sexual health and family planning, instead of just leaving it to doctors and specialists.

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Dr. Justin Lehmiller
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Dr. Justin Lehmiller is a social psychologist and Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute. He runs the Sex and Psychology blog and podcast and is author of the popular book Tell Me What You Want. Dr. Lehmiller is an award-winning educator, and a prolific researcher who has published more than 50 academic works.

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