"Norwegians are not good at using condoms."
How hard can it be?
An ad campaign branding Norway the "Land of Chlamydia" has been slapped down by tourist bosses. The posters, which could easily be mistaken for those plastering the walls of airports, show crystal-blue fjords, snow-capped mountains, lush greenery and even a couple in traditional Norwegian dress. Over the top, one reads: " …
Perhaps it's the cost that's the problem?
I realise you were joking, but I just thought I'd chime in and note that the Norwegian health service gives condoms away for free to anyone who wants them. You just have to order them online. (Which is why there are never many on sale in the shops.)
At the turn of the Twentieth Century Norway as a country was dying. So many people were emigrating that the country was almost depopulated. What a lost opportunity. If it weren't for their oil they'd be among the least important, poorest countries in Europe. They'd be back to using reindeer as their primary motive power.
"What a lost opportunity. If it weren't for their oil they'd be among the least important, poorest countries in Europe."
Being said of the UK for squandering its North sea oil wealth rather than being like Norway and investing it sensibly. Now possibly doubling down with Brexit.
> At the turn of the Twentieth Century Norway as a country was dying.
I don't understand why the quoted post has so many downvotes. It is true that Norway was a very poor country at the turn of the 20th century, as any Norwegian will be happy to tell you or as you can read on any Norwegian history book. It is also true that North Sea oil fundamentally turned around their fortunes (helped by hard work, good planning and strong social ethics, obviously).
One thing: at about six million people, the country is almost depopulated by European standards, especially the Northeast. Which is what makes it such a great place for hiking and ski touring trips.
There's a chain called Kondomriet all over Norway that sells electric replacements for sexual activities that generally require fluid exchange between participants.
They even advertise them pretty much everywhere with an "Orgasm guarantee". Though I wonder if that's just a gimmick. How many people would actually attempt to return a used item such as that.
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