The carnivals are held in Panama for 4 consecutive days and culminate on Tuesday with the sardine burial (symbolic), prior to Ash Wednesday. In this celebration what predominates are alcoholic beverages, food, water, fun and sex.
Prevention for sex in Panama
This year many preventive campaigns took out, due to sexual wildness in Panama during these days. The Ministry of Health distributed 20 thousand preventive bags. These bags contain educational material to prevent sexually transmitted diseases, by the practice of unprotected sex, although this year the bags do not contain condoms, because many tough that it encourages people to have sex.
In this holiday season Panamanians influenced by various reasons have sex, so civil society groups started campaigns in favor of abstinence to avoid the consequences that leaves carnival sex.
What is being sought is that Panamanian combine fun sex with prevention, so, condoms are distributed to prevent HIV / AIDS, which sex brings during this holiday season. The preventive material was distributed throughout the country, to prevent the thousands of people who enjoy the carnival and sex.
ONG seeking to prevent consequences of sex in Panama
Several Non-Governmental Organizations (ONG), purchased a large quantity of condoms for free distribution where carnivals and activities of sex are being held, with the support of the ONU Program on AIDS, a disease that particularly affects young people who practice unprotected sex.
For example, The Association of New Men and Women of Panama (AHMNP) distributed 35 thousand condoms and 30 thousand educational leaflets on the disease and on how to prevent the consequences of sex.
Situations that encourage sex must be avoid
The abuse of alcohol and drugs at these parties helps people have sex without worrying about the consequences, accompanied to the temptation of almost nude bodies and loud music, which makes carnival a perfect environment for people to have sex.
The Catholic Church responsible the government of the excesses that can occur during carnival festivities, and ensure that must remain vigilant to make sure that it does not exceed the limits of sanity and the situations that encourage sex. Also the government campaign of sexual responsibility in Panama, consider that every day more Panamanians are taking greater awareness and having healthy fun avoiding the excesses of sex without protection.