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Thai restaurant in UK offers family planning advice with meal

Publish Date: 27 Nov 2012, 04:38 PM
Last Updated: 27 Nov 2012, 04:38 PM
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Family planning advice with meal !
Family planning advice with meal !

Thailand: A new Thai restaurant in the UK is offering advice on family planning to its diners. Diners in the new eatery in Bicester, Oxfordshire are given leaflets on protective sex at the end of the meal and even encouraged

to buy condom-themed merchandise - with proceeds going to charity in Thailand.
Named Cabbages and Condoms, the new restaurant even has the slogan ‘and remember our food is guaranteed not to cause pregnancy,’ a daily reported.

In a bizarre initiative started in Thailand, the restaurant aims to promote sexual health alongside its food - following success in six restaurants across the south east Asian country.

The name of the eatery refers to the idea that people should buy condoms alongside everyday mundane items such as cabbages.

Diners at the new restaurant will get the chance to sample traditional Thai food ‘in a cosy atmosphere’ before they are presented with the information on sexual health and even urged to buy some of its unusual condom-themed merchandise.

Among them are condom-themed mugs, keyrings and books and even a mascot made out of the contraceptive.

The strange but unique idea originated in the Thai capital of Bangkok where its restaurants even distribute condoms with the bill.

Former politician and activist in Thailand Mechai Viravaidya popularised condoms, family planning and AIDS awareness in the country and helped establish Cabbages and Condoms.

Wilas Techo have now brought the idea over to the UK with the new restaurant in Bicester, Oxford, leading the way with all profits from merchandise sales donated to charitable causes in Thailand.

(Agencies)

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