This Is What Happens When It's Condom Day in Japan

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You may have been aware that this week was, and technically still is, Golden Week here in Japan.

But did you know that it’s Condom Day today?

As we know there are numerous unofficial “days” in Japan. For example, there’s Pocky Day. There’s Sushi Day. There's Ninja Day. And yes, Condom Day. None of them are official national holidays.

Why? Well, here’s the official explanation:

In Japanese, the numbers “5” and “6” can be pronounced as “go” and “mu” respectively, resulting in “gomu” when read together. Gomu may refer to rubber, latex, or a slang term for condoms, but obviously more people would rather celebrate the latter. And it seems like one of they ways they observe this anniversary is by posting photos of themselves posing with condoms…

So take that condom selfie and post away—let the world know you’re all about that safe sex.

So glad to see they’re playing it safe!

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