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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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lalaland    

#11: As a matter of fact, yes, there should be subjects like racism, homophobia and bullying on TV. Ignoring it won't make it go away, but addressing it could be educational.

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lalaland    

I've been thinking all along that there are advertisers that will be happy to fill up the vacated spots, condom companies being at the top of the list.

1265 days ago
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lalaland    

I've been thinking all along that there are advertisers that will be happy to fill up the vacated spots, condom companies being at the top of the list.

1265 days ago
19.

Venice    

THE ONLY REASON THINGS HAVE SUCH OF A DOMINO EFFECT ON PEOPLE IS BECAUSE OF TV. U SAY USE PARENTAL CONTROL, HELL WHAT ABOUT THE COMMERCIALS? SEX, ALCHOHOL, AND DRUGS R ON EVERYTHING, EVEN CARTOONS. ADVERTISEMENT FROM THESE GREEDY MONEY HUNGY ASS MOTHA F****S, WHO CAN'T TAKE A DAMN DIME WITH THEM WHEN THEY CROAK, R THE REASON SO MANY PEOPLE, MEN, WOMEN, CHILDREN, AND THOSE MESSED UP PEOPLE WHO CHANGE THEIR SEX (WHICH HAS MADE THEM A THING NOT A BEING)R ALL DRINKING, SEXING, AND DRUGING!!!!!!!

1265 days ago
20.

The Truth    

Skin on skin or it don't go in.

1265 days ago
21.

Joe    

I love Skins UK why bother trying to copy us coz america is too easily offended to make it good....or even nearly as fun as the original uk version

1265 days ago
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geowhiz    

Show the kids how normal it is to have sex at your age then give them condoms. Sort of like showing how normal fast food is than giving them medication for diabetes.

We call this an advanced society?

1265 days ago
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geowhiz    

#11: We did have a popular mini-series like that back in the 70's, it was called Roots. Did anything good come out of that? Just crack, bitches and hoes, and a generation raised on crap music.

BTW Im 45 now and cant wait to jerk off to these horny teens again then hit up an underage club with my ruffies. Easy pickin these days with the little ho set.

1265 days ago
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MooCow    

havent seen the show but just looking at the pictures of the guys tells me they're a bunch of punks who think the world revolves around them. Granted, teenage girls are flat out stupid when it comes to relationships. (News flash, guys dont want relationships) Bottom line is if any of these loosers would have shown up around my daughters when they were that age I would have (and did) tell them they had one chance to behave appropriately and treat my girls with respect or I'd knock the s#*t out of them. Seems to have worked for me.

1265 days ago
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fran    

want to stop a lot of nonsense , stop making making shows like Skin and do something really productive for teens......teens are so gulliable, and believe much of what they see as truth, and shows like Skin just add to their confusion...the show is just garbage and needs to be taken off the air..either that take that whole channel off the air for good. Just look at some of the comments from kids about the show, it shows the immaturity and how easy led these kids are.

1265 days ago
26.

MK    

#16: I'm guessing that education wasn't paramount in your home.

Tantamount means: equivalent in value, significance, or effect

1265 days ago
27.

CriticAl    

I actually have Lifestyles Ultra Sensitive condoms in my nightstand.

I'll throw the damn things out and swear off Lifestyles forever if they support this garbage show.

1265 days ago
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Maya Penyon    

Perfect advertising for this program - perhaps EPT could join the companies advertising as well as pharmaceutical companies providing medication for STD, etc. Face the facts, folks, this is an honest depiction of what is going on with young people and hiding your head in the sand, blaming MTV, or any one else is NOT going to stop teenagers from having sex, drinking alcohol, and smoking dope. Only good parenting can do that! Take responsibility - personal responsibility is rapidly becoming obsolete! Lets bring it back!!!!

1265 days ago
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RICHARD MCDANIEL    

SKINS IS NOT A SHOW THAT GLORIFYS DRUGS AND SEX AND TO ALL YOU IGGNARANT PARENTS WHO ARE JUDGING SKINS BASED ON THE UNRELIABLE NEWS IS JUST FLAT OUT STUPID AND TRY WATCH THE TWO EPISODES (notice i said two not just the first episode both!) THEN ONLY THEN WILL U SELF CENTERED IRRIGANT PARENTS RELIZE SKINS IS A VERY WELL CREATED (teen show) MARK THIS COMMENT BECAUSE I CAN TELL ALL YOU HATERS SKINS WILL STORM BACK WITH THIS MONDAY NIGHTS EPISODED OF "CHRIS". SKINS IS AWESOME

1265 days ago
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artie help    

mookie sticks 4u, that was my exact point, *******, if i was just going to accept things as life i would have your sentiments, to answer your question yes i try very hard to educate everyone i meet.

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