Existing tools used for the prevention demonstrations.


Today, the existing tools for STD prevention demonstrations are usually taken from the sextoy industry or the medical environnement.

By volunteering as a translator in an ONG that works with chinese prostitutes, I got to think about the efficiency of these prevention messages. I noticed that the tools that were used did not create a climate of trust, as every culture has its own relation to sexuality and body issues. A cultural and linguistic barrier rises between the volunteers and the chinese women. The tools, as they are very crude, are rather an obstacle then an efficient help for dialogue. The prevention messages are therefore difficult to deliver.

This project delivers a serie of objects which fit better to this multicultural context, and insure a better transmission of the prevention messages.

Research : drawings and models for new prevention demonstrations' tools.

Designing tools for STD prevention demonstrations, in multicultural contexts.