Charlie Sheen was the poster boy for living life to its fullest, hooking up with escorts, adult film stars, and prostitutes that even lived at his mansion as his “goddesses.” But after the former “Two and a Half Men” star was diagnosed with HIV, he is now urging fans to use a condom and not make the same mistakes he did.
Sheen is now the face for Lelo Hex condoms, telling fans it only takes five seconds to put on a condom. The actor is using his fame to promote the brand and insists that you can stop a lifetime of grief and suffering and not interrupt the fun.
Charlie says in the video, “I think people associate the word condom with less pleasure, with less connection. What may feel like five seconds of an inconvenience or a halted or thwarted moment can absolutely prevent a lifetime of potential grief and suffering.”
Sheen admits in the video, “It’s a dialogue that people don’t want to have. It’s awkward. A lot has to do with that fantasy belief that that could never happen to them. That’s something that I can speak to. I pretty much felt the same way, that’s stuff for other people.”
Charlie went public with his HIV positive status in November- a move he was forced to make after reports in the media that an unnamed high profile actor had been diagnosed the with virus.
He stated in the video, “There’s an odd combination now, people still want to be like me or experience my life, but there’s a little detail they want no part of. So they can avoid that by using this.”
Lelo Hex is a new type that attempts to address issues people have complained about previously. The material is made of hundreds of tiny hexagons instead of regular latex, which makes it very strong.
Sheen hopes the new contraceptive will reduce the stigma around condoms and prevent STIs from being spread.