-- Update with info about how you can get them at bottom --
Already the continent's best romantic getaway, St. Paul is about to get a whole lot cuter in the condom department.
The Center for Biological Diversity is flooding St. Paul with hundreds of Endangered Species Condoms thanks to the city's romantic recognition.
The condoms, each featuring one of six endangered species, will be arriving up here and in other cities that made the USA Today's list just in time for Valentine's Day. They'll be distributed by volunteers, though exactly where isn't clear, as the Center's phones were busy this afternoon. (Demand must be high -- we have an e-mail in and will update when we learn more.)
"Valentine's Day is the perfect time to spread a message of love by speaking out about human population growth and endangered species protection," Taralynn Reynolds, population and sustainability organizer at the Center, said in a statement. "Endangered Species Condoms are a great way to start the conversation about how our actions have impacts on polar bears, panthers and other critically endangered species."
Well, that'll certainly make for some interesting pillow-talk.
To see images of each of the six Endangered Species Condoms, click to page two.
:::: UPDATE ::::
Ethan Williams, a volunteer who will be distributing the Endangered Species Condoms locally, got in touch this morning to let us know how you can get some. Here's what he said:
I was thinking I'd either give them out on the U of M campus, near the Bell Museum (because my guess is the college demographic is more likely to spread the message) or maybe just stand on Lake and Hennepin and hand them out to people on dates...If this story is any indication, students at the Bell Museum are already pretty good about making sure they're carrying condoms at all times.
Of course, I can't be at it all evening because I'll have to be home with my girlfriend that evening.