Americans are quite comfortable with watching Bristol Palin and Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino two-step and cha-cha on ABC's Dancing with the Stars. (It's consistently one of the most-watched shows on prime time.) They are decidedly less comfortable watching the two give advice about sexual health.
That's right, in a new PSA for The Candie's Foundation, The Situation and Bristol talk about safe sex and abstinence before marriage. The spot opens in a dimly lit dressing room where The Situation tries to lure Bristol into bed. "Excuse me miss, but have you ever had a situation with the official Situation?" he inquires. "Excuse me, Sitch!?" replies Bristol.
"I know you're all
about that abstinence thing, but come on, B-Palin, are you serious?
You're not gonna hook up before you're married? For real?"
"For real, for real?"
"For real, for real, for real."
It's a scene that New York magazine called "excruciating" and The Washington Post warned "cue the vomit." After that, Bristol and The Situation shared their diverging views on sexual propriety. For Bristol, it's all about abstinence before marriage. For The Situation, it's about using Magnum condoms ("wink, wink" you know what that means!).
In the end, they agreed, "Pause before you play." You may also want to consider that:
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