Date: Sep 02, 2015
August 20 was Qixi Festival — Lovers’ Day. Taichung City Government’s Health Bureau has
been promoting safe sex for more than three years by placing condom vending machines in 24 locations in the city, including parks, schools and saunas. Taichung Park, the city’s best-known dating venue, has won the best-seller championship three years in a row. It sold nearly 3,000 condoms between January and July this year. The bureau rushed to replenish stocks before Lovers’ Day, while reminding the public to practice safe sex for contraception and personal health.
Taichung’s top 10 condom-selling locations are Taichung Park, Chung Shan Medical University, Yingcai Park, Jhongjheng Park, Honghuagong Sauna, Health Park, National Chin-yi University of Technology, Chonglun Park, Fusing Park and Jiushe Park — seven parks, two universities and one sauna altogether.
Taichung City Government has placed 36 condom vending machines in eight parks, 13 universities, two saunas and one hot spring resort. Between January and July this year, 16,568 condoms were sold. Taichung Park has ranked number one every year. It has sold 2,854 condoms this year, far ahead of the runner-up, Chung Shan Medical University, which sold 1,456 condoms this year, about half the sales volume of the champion. Yingcai Park, which took third place, sold 1,360 condoms. [FULL STORY]