A barber in Chiang Mai’s Muang district has become the talk of the town after he began distributing free condoms to his customers.
Ekkarin “Ice” Chaiwangkham, owner of Rocky Barber, said he has distributed about 300 condoms since he started made them available about a month ago. Ekkarin has put a jar of condoms in his shop and customers are free to take them.
“I got the idea from a customer who works for the Mplus Foundation, which is near my shop,” he said. “The foundation is concerned with the health of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual) people, and it has condoms from the Public Health Ministry. So, I asked him if I could get some for my customers.”
Photos and videos of the shop have gone viral on social networks, drawing many positive reactions.
Thanachit Maprom, an Mplus staff member, said that distributing condoms at a barber shop was a good move that would help people of all sexual preferences.
Customers could use the condoms to protect their own health and that of their partners or to prevent unwanted pregnancies.