Don’t you love it when the title of your post is almost exclusively an acronym?
Anyway, let’s say that you’re a reproductive rights activist who needs a last minute Halloween costume that conveys what you’re about – safer sex, contraception, and a good do-it-yourself ethic! Enter the sexy IUD costume. Easy, quick, and real weird.
- floral wire
- copper spray paint
- 16in extension tube
- center outlet continuous waste kit
- string/rope to hang your IUD
- little black dress
Step one, acquire all your supplies.
Step two, assemble your IUD.
Step three, wrap IUD with floral wire. You may want to use packing tape to have the beginning and end of the wire stay where you put it. The wire isn’t super visible after spray painting, so it’s really an optional step. I just wanted to be accurate (but also recognizable)!
Step four, go outside and spray your IUD with the copper paint.
Step five, add string, pair with little black dress, and voila! You are a sexy IUD.
The above intrauterine device is the copper IUD, Paragard. It can be used as 99.9% effective birth control for up to 12 years. Hormonal IUDs would be harder to recognize, I think, which is why I went with the telltale copper.
Anyway, it was a quick and easy silly costume. After all, in an administration trying to rollback progress on reproductive rights, what could be scarier than asserting them?
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