Over the years I became familiar with the fact that some people depict Taiwan as a prude and conservative country, while others think it is a place for easy girls and crazy nightlife. I have wrote about my thoughts on the subject in another post. Certainly I don’t have the impression that Taiwan is as prude as some people have told me before I came here (which I am not criticising), and the following news seems to confirm this.
National Taiwan University (Taida) will be the sixth university in Taipei to install condom machines on its campus.
|A girl posing next to a condom machine at Shixin University
According to Apple Daily, last semester Taida’s administrative council decided to adopt a motion submitted by the students union to install two condom machines on the campus. Other Taipei universities have already done so in the past: Shixin University (世新大學), Taipei College of Maritime Technology (台北海洋技術學院), National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Science (台北護理健康大學), National Chengchi (pinyin: Zhengzhi) University (政治大學), and Kangning College of Medical Care and Management (康寧護專). Every pack will cost 10 NTD.
|Main entrance of National Taiwan University|
The two vending machines will be put at the exit of the Health Care Centre and the Common Classroom 101. Taida Students Association has set up a website to promote safe sex and the prevention of infectious sexual diseases.