Safe sex made safer. There’s an app for that too.
For the DC Center and JEL Creative, I created illustrations to explain how to use a condom for a recently released app called bePrEPed.
PrEP is a medication similar to birth control but used to prevent the contraction of HIV in at-risk individuals. When taken properly, it has been shown to be more than 90% effective in preventing HIV through sex, and yet it isn't a well known option. The DC Center received a grant to promote PrEP and came up with the idea for an app to be used for education purposes and as a medication reminder.
While my first instinct was to avoid actually illustrating real penises and vaginas, I was told that there is a measurable difference in the retention of educational information about sex when using semi-realistic representations and completely fake representations of sexual organs.
I reconsidered my drawings, and then came up with a style that was appropriate for the topic, but fun enough to look at more than once. Hopefully, fun enough to learn from as well.