Safe sex lesson wrapped in a gay drama: Raunchy scenes, saucy dialogue help get the pro-condom message across to young viewers

Published: August 14, 2010

With its raunchy scenes and dialogue, appealing male characters and realistic local settings, the mini-series, Love Audition, is a form of entertainment that the average gay man may find hard to resist.Enjoying watching such a straightforward depiction of their lives, they may be unaware that the programme is also indirectly educating them about safe sex.

"Our audience hasn’t perceived our mini-series as a campaigning tool but a real series they can actually enjoy," said Vitaya Saeng-aroon, a producer of the series shown on the Mango TV satellite channel.

The first season centres on a bet among three friends aged in their early twenties to use condoms whenever they have sex.

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