Safe Sex In China Just Got Easier

At one point or another, most of us have been in a situation where we really, really wish we’d remembered to bring a condom. Thankfully, at least while in one Chinese province, finding one should no longer be a problem.

What’s made it so easy? Hotels and bars in the country’s eastern province of Zejiang will now be fined $650 if they fail to provide the popular prophylactics.

According to the Beijing News, “Condoms or condom-vending machines must be placed in hotels, bars and designated public places, or the managers will be fined 5,000 yuan ($650).”

This comes at a time when AIDS infections are on the rise in China — with the disease now moving into the general population thanks to poor sex education and a general unwillingness to discuss the matter.