UK Festivals to offer emergency contraception services
UK Festivals introduce The Medicine Man Tent contraception service.
Earlier this year, SpaSeekers conducted a survey study to find out about cleanliness, sleeping habits, and sexual activities surrounding festivals.
They surveyed 500 participants, and the results were like shining a ultra-violet light on a motel bed.
1 in 6 people in the UK reported to having a one night stand at a festival, and an abnormally- high percentage of participants reported to either kissing someone who wasn’t their partner at a festival, or even having sex with someone who wasn’t their partner- and that’s where things get messy.
These insights have prompted festivals in the UK to act in one of the two ways possible: Either ignoring these statistics and go about your day, or create some sort of preventative measures to the mistakes that may ensue from a carefree weekend.
The Medicine Man Tent
Festivals in the UK such as Bestival, Leeds Festival and Rize have opted to offer their punters the services of a travelling pharmacy called The Medicine Man Tent.
Besides sounding like a potential porno, the tent will act as an emergency contraception hub for festival-goers in need.
The travelling pharmacy will give jollers a range of options, including the morning after pill, which prevents pregnancy and is available without a prescription.
They will also give advice on other medical concerns, creating a safe space for festival-goers.
Some may say that this might encourage people to behave promiscuously, but on the other hand we can’t ignore the figures and rather help people than leave them to deal with the results of their actions.
At the end of the day, safety should come first; for you, your partner or even the stranger you had a rendezvous with.
UK Festivals are stepping up their safety game, including the debut of drug-testing facilities at this year’s Bestival.