Everyone is talking about the unfortunate and cringe-inducing Q-Tip incident in last night's episode of Girls, but what about that other drug store item: condoms? The first season of the show highlighted Hannah Horvath's obsession with safe sex, "stuff that gets up around the sides of condoms," and AIDS-fears, but this season has the characters living in a World Without Condoms, and presumably consequences.
Yes, the show is touted for being a true-to-life snapshot of twenty-somethings in New York City, and not every young man or lady out there has safety on the mind after drinking the night away at the Turkey's Nest or stepping out of a torture-art contraption... but shouldn't someone think of the naive Midwestern youths who emulate this world and its characters? Remember: there were people who were legitimately angry when they discovered that Carrie Bradshaw's New York City didn't exist.
We ran some data through a statistics machine and discovered that at least one of these characters would have gotten knocked up or contracted a disease by now, so in the real world Lena Dunham is probably responsible for at least a few burning urinary tracts. Click through for a brief, somewhat spoiler-y, and NSFW history of unsafe sex in this season of Girls—these are the scenes where either it was very clear no condom was used, or not using a condom was discussed.
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