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Condom Company -- 'Skins' Needs Our Protection!

1/26/2011 2:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Not every "Skins" advertiser supports the pull-out method -- in fact, LifeStyles condom company actually wants to insert its commercials into MTV's controversial show ... all in the name of safer sex.

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A rep for LifeStyles tells TMZ, “We are considering advertising during 'Skins', as it provides the opportunity to impart a responsible message about safe sex to an audience who clearly needs to understand the implications of their actions."

Unlike many advertisers who dropped out of "Skins" since its premiere last week -- Taco Bell, H&R Block, Subway, Schick -- LifeStyles claims the show could actually teach a valuable lesson ... "that [teens] can and should be protecting themselves and their partners.”

No glove, no love.

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soulofanangel    


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1302 days ago
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Rob    

The show is just showing what really go on now in high school. When I was there back in the mid 90's all this was going on plus a lot more.

1302 days ago
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artie help    

when i heard that a skin is a rolling paper i thought what the hell did MTV expect, they're looking for attention and they got it.

1302 days ago
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Jon    

This hour of skins is brought you by lifestyles teen condoms and ky warming lube seriously i think skins will be off the air due too ratings not what the PTC says which these groups should not be taken seriously today it could be sex tomorrow it could some other unpopular thing that comes on t v freedom should have no strings its not viacom's job to baby sit your child they have parental controls on all tv's use them

1302 days ago
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Jon    

This hour of skins is brought you by lifestyles teen condoms and ky warming lube seriously i think skins will be off the air due too ratings not what the PTC says which these groups should not be taken seriously today it could be sex tomorrow it could some other unpopular thing that comes on t v freedom should have no strings its not viacom's job to baby sit your child they have parental controls on all tv's use them

1302 days ago
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balanced    

Skins also is slang for a girl's va-jay-jay...although I'm sure MTV producers aren't referring to that colloquialism.

1302 days ago
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OooooNooo!    

What's next -- E.D. commercials? Two kids holding hands in the two bathtubs out on the beach?

1302 days ago
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Kenneth    

Skins is a t.v. show? Hell I thought they were talking about that football team in Washington! Neither are good enough to watch and neither will get any award! GO COWBOYS!!!!

1302 days ago
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chzman    

they need to run commercials for antibiotics for STDs & welfare since most of these kids will have babies and need welfare & food stamps.

1302 days ago
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chzman    

for all you who say it's not up to viacom et al to monitor what shows they put on tv and we should use parental controls on the tv, then using that mentality, we should allow full nudity and foul language. just full out porn on daytime tv. Use some damn sense. A show that glorifies children f*cking. You say, "it only shows what is going on in teh schools today." i say racism and abuse goes on daily, so should we have tv shows that blatantly portray racism and hate crimes? It goes on everyday, and we can use the parental controls to not see it? Yeah, I didn't think so you fu(kin moron!

1302 days ago
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leslie    

Face it people it's real life today.

1302 days ago
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artie help    

#13 leslie, if everyone just threw their hands in the air and accepted everything as hey it's life today , the world would be in far worse shape then it is, you'll understand one day.

1302 days ago
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jeff    

MyTeensavers has done this exact same thing. We are hitting the parents with a reality check that they need to better parent their kids. We are hoping that parents watch the show and see that home drug testing is needed with teens today.

1302 days ago
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Mookie Sticks 4U    

#14 Your sense of denial is what leads to teens making poor choices. Education must not be tantamount in your household.

1302 days ago
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lalaland    

#11: As a matter of fact, yes, there should be racism, homophobia and bullying on TV. Ignoring the issues won't make them go away. Addressing them could be educational. Those who bury their heads in the sand are the true morons.

1302 days ago
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