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Issa Rae Lets Fans Know Condoms Are Being Used on ‘Insecure’

By January 27th, 2021No Comments
Issa Rae Lets Fans Know Condoms Are Being Used on 'Insecure'
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When Issa Rae made the leap from YouTube sensation to bonafide HBO star, millennials rejoiced. We saw Issa go from Awkward Black Girl to Hollywood, red carpets, awards shows, and interviews — but one thing we didn’t see her go for was protection on her hit show, Insecure.

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We love seeing Issa navigate relationships and dating on screen, but fans have questioned the message the show promotes about sexual health. We’re not looking to HBO to give us a sex ed lesson, but while we’ve consistently seen characters get it in, we’ve never seen them use condoms.

“Insecure’s beauty, its greatness, is in its details,” says Very Smart Brothers’ Jozen Cummings. “From the way the characters talk to each other to Issa’s brief depictions of her alter ego, Insecure has thrived because it depicts a reality that is drenched in awkward moments, and one of those awkward moments for anybody who has ever taken part in casual sex is what do with a condom.”

Issa Rae took to Twitter to give Insecure fans an explanation.

While Issa was receptive to fans’ concerns, show runner Prentice Penny said folks need to chill, tweeting that Insecure is “not a PSA, documentary, non profit organization.”

Lots of fans were #unbothered by the whole issue.

Whether you’re #TeamIssa or #TeamLawrence, be on the team that’s responsible. Protect yourself from unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections by using protection every time.
Issa Rae Lets Fans Know Condoms Are Being Used on 'Insecure'
Tiffani Greenaway is the wife and mom behind MyMommyVents, a New York city parenting blog. Her tips have been seen on Yahoo Parenting, Mommy Noire, and Fit Pregnancy. Find more of Tiffani’s work at

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