Sell of postinor 2 and condoms on the rise on public holidays and weekends. A research across a number of chemists in Nairobi reveals that many people buy condoms and contraceptives at the end of the month or public holidays as the demand for these is always high at these periods. One of the pharmacist interviewed said that he sold more condoms on Fridays and on Mondays more emergency contraceptives were bought from his pharmacy. This is always the trend every month – every year.
He also noted that the age group that dominates this trend is
the youth between ages 20 and 30. The elderly are too not left out he adds, he
discovered that a majority of them buy Viagra and cialis to boost their orgasm.
Mr. Nzioka a medical officer says this trend is worrying because these are the
same men who lure young girls who are sexually active with easy money and
making it easy for spread of the deadly HIV/Aids virus among younger and older
The main drive for this Becky a resident in Nairobi says is
the drive for money. She claims many girls are up for easy money and are
potential bait for men who have just earned the sweet of their own labor. These
girls find it easy obtaining money from men at the beginning of the month
because most men have barely anything at the end of the month. They want it fat
and still fresh.
As the government tries to fight against the spread of
HIV/AIDS it is good that people are taking the necessary precautions, but it
can’t be figured out what happens in between the month.
Reading through an article the other Saturday on the standard pullout – woman instinct, the words of Ajuma Nasenyana the queen of African beauty caught my eyes, she hails from the part of Africa where habitants are considered to be the darkest but she was not petrified of venturing into modeling, an industry mostly dominated by the light skinned females. For most women they would think about acquiring cosmetics to bleach there skin. For Ajuma, seeing her tower above the international catwalk for eight years was not easy, she admits “growing up I often felt like the ugly duckling simply because I did not fit into the mould of what society defines beauty by. The issue of skin colour is one of those things that no one likes to talk about, yet so many girls suffer because of it”
Due to this and everyone glorifying the beauty of the girl child so many girls have succumbed to exposing themselves into dangerous bleaching products. I came across a young pretty girl who wanted something to lighten her skin colour, for a moment I thought she was crazy, she insisted on Mediven S because a friend had recommended it. But why Mediven S? It contains betamethasone dipropionate BP 0.05% and salicylic acid 3% – a potent steroid causing thinning of the skin. I remembered vividly how a friend of mine had tried using Mediven S to stop pimples on his face, the results were excellent but when he stopped the pimples came back with retribution. I was lukewarm on whether it was going to give good results or not but instead I watched her go experiment it on herself. I still do not know the outcome then after. Nevertheless there are people who say they have applied it and results were good.
I had not finished pondering about this when I got a text message from a friend who wanted to know if there is anything she could apply on her face because of black spots and small swelling she got after applying a cream called carolight. I got confused at first but at the same time this sounded interesting. Later I learned that Carolight cream is a bleaching cream which can transform dark skin to light skin and contains essentially hydroquinone 4.2% which can pose a threat if applied over a long period of time. She had used it roughly for a period of three months. I wished these two could have met. I realized the reason why one needs to try out a new cosmetic on a small area before applying on a large area and best skin is ones natural skin the way it is without adulterants.
It’s obvious that every woman is distinctive, and something that may agree with one individual can be totally lethal to another.
I’m yet to define the word beauty, I not sure if it is light skin or dark skin.