Double Dutch is a term to explain that a girl takes a pil and the boy uses a condom during sexual intercourse. The pil protects the girl from getting pregnant, the condom does this also and at the same time preventing them both from sexual transmitted diseases. So, let’s say if the condom would leak, the girl can still count on the pil for not getting pregnant. According to the last survey, 18% of the Dutch youth between 12 – 18 years old chooses this methode when they have sex.
Welcoming the summer, the government launches safe sex campaign (year after year) to keep especially the youth alert about the danger of having many sexual partners during the holiday. Why the summer? Cause there are many teenagers who will go on vacation with their friends for the first time in their life. A week or two, faraway from their parents and always in a mood for rock ‘n roll, booze and sex (ok when those who get lucky, can add sun in this sentence).
The slogan of the safe sex campaign is Ik vrij veilig of ik vrij niet! (= I’ll have safe sex or no sex).
At the site of Expertise Center of HIV/Aids and other STI’s you can see some short and handy lines with translations in German, French, English and Spanish, click here.
So, the 18% from the survey mentioned above seems not much, but it is as much as expected (could have always been better) for Double Dutch!