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On October 30, 2019, Advocates for Youth and The Trojan Brand unveiled a wall of chewed gum in Washington, D.C. You read that right: a gum wall on the National Mall! Trojan and youth activists are tired of abstinence-only-until-marriage programs, rebranded as sexual risk avoidance programs, getting away with comparing young people who have had sex with chewed gum and other shaming, inaccurate metaphors. We confronted Washington DC with this interactive protest art to reveal the true content of these programs and demand an end to sham sex ed.
We are not chewed gum. Information is the best protection.