In ancient Rome, there were two pagan festivals in the month of February that celebrated sexuality and included sexual games surrounding the phallus. The festivals of Juno Februa and Lupercalia, which began on February 14 and culminated on February 21, included the exchange of love notes, the drawing of lots which would determine their sex partner for the duration of the festival and a plethora of other orgastic rites.
Last week, Planned Parenthood brought back those old pagan rituals by launching its National Condom Week. Celebrating a week of sexual indulgence, Planned Parenthood Golden Gate in San Francisco encouraged people to send an e-card stating, “Valentine’s Day is the first day of National Condom Week, will you be covered?
In keeping with the old pagan tradition of promoting the phallus as the symbol of the holiday, Planned Parenthood VOX chapter at Tufts University in Massachusetts ran a “sex fair,